Minor hockey

Hat tricks were a reoccurring theme for the local ‘AA’ travelling hockey teams as they continue to post strong results in exhibition action against out-of-town teams.
The Taggs Bantams downed the Steinbach Millers 5-3 there Friday night. Captain Jamie Davis led the way with a hat trick, with Tyler Pocock and Justin Larson adding singles.
The team will head to Thunder Bay this weekend for a tournament.
Meanwhile, the KC PeeWees dumped visiting International Falls 11-1 on Saturday, with Josh Sigurdson tallying the hat trick.
Tyson Romyn, Andrew Easton, and Tyler Miller each added a pair of goals, with Mitchell Green and Eric Soucy rounding out the scoring.
The KCs next will compete in a tournament in Dryden this weekend.
Mark McCaig, coach of the Sunset Country Ford Mustangs (Atoms), has been pleased with his team’s exhibition performance as they head up to Dryden for that tournament.
“I think we’ll get our true test this weekend,” he said. “It’s not just that there’s some strong ‘AA’ Thunder Bay teams, it’s that you play shorter games.
“Any team can step up and take a quick lead.”
The Atoms played a pair of games on the weekend, knocking off the Kenora Thistles 6-2 and skating by International Falls 15-7.
Jordan Davis scored three times against Kenora game while Josh Scott (two) and Mike Jourdain rounded out the scoring.
Matt Depiero netted four games to pace the Mustangs against the Falls. Taylor Jorgenson had a hat trick in that one, while Davis and Mitchell Cain added two goals each.
Scott, Jourdain, Kyle Herr, and Kyle Turgeon tallied singles. Cain also recorded a game-high three assists.