Dec. 09, 2019

A goaltender getting a shutout is rare in the Edmonton Rural Bantam AA Hockey League.

Two netminders coming up with goose eggs in the same contest is very unusual.

It happened on Saturday when the Grande Peace Athletic Club Dreger Racing Team Storm travelled to Peace River to take on the Sabres.

There were a total of 86 shots fired and not one got by either netminder in a contest that ended 0-0.

Storm goaltender Keagin Kelln, with his first shutout of the season, was a wall making a whooping 63 saves while Peace River's Landon Garbitt got in front of a 23 for his second SO.

Kelln, who has two wins, five losses and a tie so far this year, upped his save percentage to a respectable .914 with the shutout.

On Friday,  DRT hosted the Whitecourt Wolverines and fell 4-2.

Hicham Saurer and Ryan St. Germaine scored for GP in that game while Karson Bradford made 44 saves.

GPAC's other ERBAAHL team, Higson Dental, dropped an 8-5 decision to the Sabres on Sunday. Brady Parsons had two and Brock Robertson, Bowen Grycan and Austin Boyd scored the HD goals in front of netminder Logan Sawatzky.

Peace River leads the Black Division standings with 18 points while Higson sits third with 14 and Dreger is fifth with five.

Next game for the GP teams is Sunday when they play each other at 12:30 p.m. in the Crosslink County Sportsplex in Clairmont.

Overal, GPAC teams finished the weekend with three wins, seven losses and the 0-0 tie.

It was an unusual two-loss weekend for the Ernie's Sports Experts Storm in Alberta Midget Hockey League play at home - against two of the better teams in the league.

On Saturday the Storm fell 3-1 to the Chrysler Division leading Calgary Buffaloes and Sunday they were downed 3-0 by one of the top teams in the Chrysler Division, the Red Deer Chiefs.

Dayne Tews had the lone ESE goal on Saturday and McCoy Bidewell made 23 saves while Sunday Terris Lappenbush in the GP net made 24 saves.

GP continues to hold down second place in the Dodge Division with 23 points, nine back of division-leading St. Albert Raiders.

They head out on the road on the weekend with games in Calgary against the North Stars and Buffaloes.

The Peaceland Directional Drilling Storm split on the weekend on the road.

It started with an 8-2 loss to Edmonton SSAC Don Wheaton Saturday and finished Sunday with a 4-1 win over SSAC Canadian Brewhouse.

Alex Lopez and Aiden Brown scored Saturday and goaltenders Tyler Burwash and Owen Taylor combined to make 26 saves. On Sunday, Brown, Mason Kyllo, Kjelt Sandboe and Denon Bamber got the goals and Taylor made 51 saves.

The Storm are in third place in the Milltech Group Division of the Northern Alberta Midget AA Hockey League with 12 points, nine back of division-leading Peace River Royals.

Friday, Peaceland heads to Fort St. John to take on the NEBC Trackers while Sunday they host the Strathcona Warriors at 12:45 p.m. at Revolution Place Arena.

In Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League play the host Boston Pizza Storm lost a couple of close ones at home to the Edmonton Maple Leafs.

Rhys Doyle had two goals, Levi Pratt and Kyle Maloney had singles and Connor Stojan made 33 saves in a 4-3 loss Saturday and Sunday Brody West, Ty Doucette and Tyson Buchan had the goals and Tye Georgeson made 37 saves in a 5-3 defeat.

BP is in 11th place in the North Division with 11 points. They play the Flyers in St. Albert on Saturday and then tangle with Edmonton SSAC United Cycle on Sunday in the capital city.

The Access Dental Storm were also on the road on the weekend losing  3-2 to the Sherwood Park Senators on Saturday and 8-3 to the St. Albert Royals on Sunday.

Ashton Pelletier and Zack Bouck had the goals and Declan Parsons made 29 saves in the first game and Josh Vrabic had two goals and Rylee Benson one and Parsons and Ethan Barron combined to make 63 saves.

Access, who play all of their league games on the road this season, are 12th in the Rural Edmonton Midget 15AA Hockey League standings with one point. They play the Sylvan Lake Panthers, who lead the league with Edmonton SSAC Cameron Homes with 29 points, on Saturday and the Red Deer Chiefs on Sunday.

The GPAC Golden Arrow Storm were idle on the weekend. Their Alberta Bantam Hockey League schedule continues with games at home in the Crosslink County Sports place with games Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. against PAC.


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