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Drumheller May 19 2018 Motorcycle Incident

Emergency Services assist motor cyclists after impact with Gordon Taylor Bridge.

A motorcycle carrying two passengers headed southbound on the Gordon Taylor Bridge slid into the barricade on Saturday, May 19. RCMP, Drumheller Fire Department and EMS are currently on scene to assess the situation. More information will be made available as… Read More
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Community pays tribute to fallen miners

In the years when men risked their lives daily to eke out a living from the coal in the valley, 210 men perished in the mines. Now every year the Drumhellercommunity honours them. The annual Miners Memorial ceremonies are coming up on Sunday, May 20. Jay… Read More
Sheri Cooper stands at the location of the upcoming Habitat for Humanity Project in North Drumheller on Friday, April 6. The organization is looking for successful applicants to make the duplex project a reality for 2018.  mailphoto by Terri Huxley

Habitat for Humanity project needs family applicants

The Habitat for Humanity Drumheller Chapter is seeking new applicants interested in purchasing a new home with some conditions.The process has three simple steps: Take the eligibility quiz, attend an open house and then submit an application. The quiz portion… Read More

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Habitat for Humanity project needs family applicants

Sheri Cooper stands at the location of the upcoming Habitat for Humanity Project in North Drumheller on Friday, April 6. The organization is looking for successful applicants to make the duplex project a reality for 2018.  mailphoto by Terri Huxley
The Habitat for Humanity Drumheller Chapter is seeking new applicants interested in purchasing a new home with some conditions.The process has three simple steps: Take the…

Kneehill holds line on taxes

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Kneehill County Council has announced there will be no increase in municipal taxes this year.Although Kneehill County has lost significant assessment, particularly in the oil…

Roof-top dinos

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Centuries ago, dinosaurs roamed the Drumheller Valley, and today, they are roosting on the rooftops. Recently a small raptor appeared up on the roof of Pop’s Block, home of…

RCMP catch Break and Enter suspects

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Two adult males are facing Criminal Code charges after a property owner located them breaking into a sea can on his property last week. On Thursday, May 10 at approximately…

Rosebud home to innovative wastewater treatment project

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The Hamlet of Rosebud is seeing first-hand cutting-edge technology that could change how communities and industries deal with their wastewater. Symbiotic Envirotek Inc. has…

Novas National bound

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Beginning today, Wednesday, May 16, the U15 Nova Volleyball Club Team is headed to the Edmonton Expo Centre for the Volleyball Canada Nationals.The team is comprised of eight…

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Dietrich joins University of Regina Rams

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He took the long road, but a former Titan is headed to play college football. Last week Travis Dietrich signed with the University of Regina to join the Rams. The former St.…

Softball back into the swing of things

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Minor Hockey ponders new Hockey Canada rules

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Drumheller Minor Hockey is still looking at how best to implement new rules from Hockey Canada. Hockey Canada is adopting cross-ice games for five and six-year-old players.…

Soccer house league looking for players

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Drumheller Dragons head coach reflects on season

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After a successful season, the Mail sat down with Dragons Head Coach Kevin Hasselberg to reflect on the 2017-2018 season. Q How would you sum up the season as a whole?“It was…


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Dragons cling to first in Southern division

dragons-from-jesse.jpgDrumheller wanted to keep their four game winning streak alive, when they faced the Calgary Canucks on October 21.
    The Dragons picked up two of a possible six on a week on the road, first stop; Calgary.
    Drumheller opened the game with a power play goal in the first from Robert Nocera.
    Sean Pollard from the Canucks tied it with a minute and 50 seconds left from a power play goal.
  In the second, the Canucks scored twice, Steven Murray getting both goals, one at 8:53 and a power play goal at 10:57
    At 19:26 Trevor Smyth scored a power play goal with  help from his teammate Robert Nocera.
    At the end of the second period Canucks were leading 3 -2 
    For the third period the scoring didn’t start until there was less than three minutes left.
    Mike Pao scored for the Canucks and they went up 4 - 2, 10 seconds later Kyle Fehr from the Dragons scored.
    To no avail, the clock wound down, and the Dragons lost 4 - 3 to the Canucks.
    It was a close game with the shots 31- 30 favoring the Canucks.
    On October 25,  Drumheller went to Grande Prairie to face the Storm for their second stop.
    Dragons power play was 3 for 6 for the night, and came out on top with a 5 - 1 victory even though being out shot 45 - 21.
    There was no scoring in the first period.
    Cam Lamoureux opened the scoring for the Dragons at 1:35.
    Grande Prairie responded with their own at 9:58 by Brendan Turnbull.
     Drumheller then opened up with three straight power play goals coming at 12:52 from Cam Lamoureux, (second of the night), 12:52 from Jeff Young in the second period. Third power play goal came in at 12:17 from Scott Mckay in the third period.
 At 19:28 Matt Frydrysek scored an empty netter in the third.
    Braden Gamble held his own with a stellar performance stopping 44 of the 45 shots.
    On October 26 Drumheller stopped in Spruce Grove to face the Saints.
    The momentum changed drastically from the night before to now. 
    Spruce Grove not only beat Drumheller 5 - 1 but out shot them 43 - 25.
    It was one all after the first, with a goal from Kyle Fehr for the Dragons at 6:49 and Brett Switzer from Spruce Grove at 18:38.
    There was no scoring in the second.
    In the third period however, The Saints unloaded on them with four goals, from nine shots.
    Scott Allen  from the  Saints scored at 1:48.
    Next three goals came within two minutes and nine seconds of each other.             Shane Lehman scored at 9:03, Brett Switzer at 10:24 and Sam Dezman scored the power play goal at 11:12.
    Drumheller’s power play performance was terrible with 0 for 6.
    Rob Hegberg, head coach of the Drumheller Dragons said, “We got two out of the six points in those games. And we had spirts that we played really well.”
    In the last two games the Dragons were out shot 88 - 46 by a lack of performance.
    “We need to do a better job, giving up 40 shots a game is unacceptable,” he said.
    The plan for the next game is to, “work harder,” said Hegberg.
     Next game for the Dragons is Wednesday, October 29 at the Drumheller Memorial Arena facing Olds Grizzlys at 7:30 p.m.

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