Lacoka Locos take two of three games at home

The Lacoka Locos junior tier III team played three games last week and managed to come away with a pair of wins at home May 22 and 26 ...

The Lacoka Locos junior tier III team played three games last week and managed to come away with a pair of wins at home May 22 and 26 before losing on the road May 27.

The Locos started with a 10-8 win over the visiting Olds Stingers at the Lacombe arena May 22, led by Tanner Green who had three goals and an assist.

Skyler Sargeant also had a strong game with two goals and four assists while league leading scorer Mack Hawthorne chipped in with two goals and three assists.

Singles were scored by Doug Wing, Braeden Grant and Dakota Haarstad with Taylor Wass (2) and Chase Heck (1) adding assists.

Despite giving up the first two goals of the game, the Locos rallied with five in a row to lead 5-2 after the first period. The Olds team batted back to tie the game at seven before the Lacoka boys scored a late second period goal to lead 8-7 after two. Olds scored the first in the third to tie the game at eight but Hawthorne’s two goals in the third put the finishing touches on the 10-8 win.

On Saturday the Locos evened their record with four wins and four losses with another strong performance, beating the Calgary Wranglers 12-7. Green again led the way with six goals and an assist. Sargeant picked up three goals with singles going to Grant, Wass and Luke Andreeff. Collecting assists were Hawthorne (2), Trevor Anderson (2), Andreeff (1), Matt Granson (1), Jayden Hubbard (1), Chris Kirbyson (1) and Wass (1). The Locos actually trailed 4-3 after the first period but outscored the Wranglers 4-1 in the second and 5-2 in the third on their way to their third win in a row.

Sunday was a different story for the Locos, having to travel to Blairmore for a match against the Crowsnest Pass Ravens. The game started slowly with the Locos missing on a number of good scoring chances to trail 2-1 after the first period. The Ravens came on strong in the second outscoring the Lacoka team 7-3 to lead 9-4 after two. It was more of the same in the third with the Crowsnest Pass team scoring six more while the Locos, who never did find their legs only tallied twice and coming up short on a 15-6 loss. The Locos had two goals by Taylor Wass, with singles by Wing, Hubbard, Green and Hawthorne. Collecting assists were Hawthorne (2), Grant, Wing and Andreeff.

The next game action for the Tier III team will be a trip to Brooks to take on the league-leading Drillers June 3. The next home game will see the Locos take on the Calgary Mavericks at the Lacombe Arena on June 9. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come check out the action of Canada’s National Summer Sport and the fastest game on two feet.

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