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Someone with the South East Athletic Club needs to hand out red lightbulbs for Christmas.
The SEAC Tigers’ two teams combined to light the lamp a ridiculous 26 times in three games this past weekend, each side pouring in their biggest offensive output of the season right before a two-week break from league action.
The bantam AAA Tigers only had one game, Saturday against Grande Prairie on home ice, and did not hold back. They beat the Storm 11-1.
Dawson Seitz had a hat trick plus an assist, so did Tyler Broesky, while Josh Drefs had two goals and two helpers. Matthew MacPherson, Shane Smith and Ethan Kinch had the other goals and Dayden Collier totaled three assists.
Grande Prairie was outshot 60-28 but spoiled Kaiden Morin’s shutout bid with 58 seconds to go.
At 11-5-4, SEAC is second in its division behind Red Deer.
As for the midget 15-year-old Tigers, they had a win and a tie in their last games before the holidays, but the win was a big one.
In Calgary, South East beat the Bruins 10-5 Sunday. On the power play for most of the afternoon, the Tigers went 6-for-14 with the man advantage, scoring four of those in the third period alone.
It was only 4-3 through 40 minutes but the constant stream of players to the sin bin made for a bizarre finish. Tyler Broesky — yes, the same Tyler Broesky who had a hat trick for the bantam AAA’s Saturday in Medicine Hat — also scored three in this game. Callen Prosofsky also netted three. Braden Houle, Ethan Machan, Vaughn Strutt and Tanner Gold notched singles.
Brendan Olson made 27 saves for the win, though his side only needed 36 shots to deposit 10 in the Bruins net.
The victory followed a 5-5 tie against Calgary Royals Blue. Up 2-0 after one period, the Royals battled back with two of their own in the second and scored three quick goals to open the third. But SEAC roared back, with Strutt’s second of the day with 2:11 remaining tying it. Machan, Jarred Schrock and Evan Gebhart also tallied and Aidan Low made 38 saves for the visitors, who are 10-4-5, fourth in their division.