- Published on Saturday, 22 March 2014 17:02
- Written by Pat Kolafa | © DrumhellerMail.com
Dynos (back; l-r) Sam Brown, Zach Flater, Travis Molzan, Devon Law, Mitchell Russell, Garth Giffin, Dustin Lo, coach Jeff Messom, Adam Shymanski, Josh Thomson, Wyatt Page, Mackenzie Leitz, and Emmanuel Gumasing, with (front; l-r) Matt Herman, Talon Marshall, Justin Molzan and Mackenzie Johnson. Missing is Rhett Duggan.
The DVSS Senior Dynos won bronze in their zone last Saturday night with a convincing defeat over Black Diamonds Oilfields.
The Dynos hosted the 2A South Central Zones on March 14 and 15, where eight of the top teams in the area battled for a shot at provincials.
The Dynos were upset in league play, but came out with focus to take on Three Hills in their first game last Friday night. They managed to hold off Three Hills 83-76.
This put them on the championship side of the draw to play Hugh Sutherland School from Carstairs. They were strong and ended up beating the Dynos 102-77.
Despite this, the team regained it’s composure to play Oilfields school from Black Diamond. The Dynos’ swarming press and hot three point shooting dominated the Oilfields as they won 112-81. Matt Herman set a DVSS points record with 56 in this game.
This ended their season.
“Even though we were disappointed that we did not make it to provincials, we believe we had a very successful season a 23 and 8 with a bronze at zones,” said coach Jeff Messom.
It was an interesting season for the Dynos with a young and long bench, and negligible size, they took on some tough teams with their run and gun style.
“At the beginning of the year we would have been very happy placing third in zones, but the guys took to the new style of basketball, and we had a lot of success that our expectations raised as the year went on,” said Messom. “However, we knew with the fast-paced style that we would win a lot of games because of it, but we would also lose games, it just happened to be at the end of the year.”
Messom is losing four seniors who will be graduating this year, however this leaves a lot of talent on the roster.
“I think there was a lot of growth for many players over the year even with our Grade 12s who showed leadership and were a big part of what we were able to do throughout the season. I am looking forward to next year as there is a lot of potential that has yet to be reached with this team,” said Messom.
- Published on Friday, 21 March 2014 17:39
- Written by Michele Scott | © DrumhellerMail.com
The Rockyford Ringer’s U16B team won the gold medal at the 2014 Provincial Championships held in Calgary this past weekend. The girls were undefeated all weekend and played the Calgary Prime team on Sunday evening for gold. With less than five minutes left in the game, the Ringer’s were down by 2 goals. The girls’ tied it up 8-8 and off to overtime they went. Within three minutes, Rockyford scored the winning goal and earned the title of Provincial Gold Champions.
The Ringer’s consist of: Julia Newell, Jessica Clyne, Paeton Melcher, Morgan Elder, Kennedy Elder, Taneil Kalbhen, Natalie Wilson, EricaLynn Skibsted, Taylor Pigott, Cassie Reiger, Neav Sharpley and Emily Bertsch. Head Coach; Colin Melcher, Assistant Coaches; Kevin Elder, Tamara Newell and Carly Melcher, and Manager’s; Fiona Elder and Sherri Skibsted.
- Published on Friday, 21 March 2014 16:35
- Written by Pat Kolafa | © DrumhellerMail.com
Hunter Mills has a chance late in the third period last Monday. As of press time the Dragons were up 2-1 in the series , but played Game Four on Tuesday night.
While the results of last night’s game were unavailable as of press time, the Drumheller Dragons appear to be making a big impact in the second round of the AJHL Southern Division playoffs.
After soundly defeating the Calgary Mustangs, the Dragons were thrust back on the ice to play the Canmore Eagles last Friday night in Canmore.
The Dragons were strong out of the gate and went up 2-0 after the first period with goals from Christopher Rauckman and the Jesse Zaharichuk.
The second period will go down in history as the next four goals came within just 50 seconds. Alex Bechtold scored for the Dragons at the 1:05 mark, only to be matched by the Canmore Eagles just 11 seconds later. Only 20 seconds later Tristan Thompson scored at the 1:35 mark. Not to be outdone Lane Olson of the Eagles scored at 1:55. At the 3:20 mark Colton Vannucci scored his first of the game on the powerplay.
Mitchell Cook put one in the empty net in the final nine seconds as the Dragons won 6-2. Devon Buffalo stopped 25 shots and Trent Ouellette had three assists.
The Canmore Eagles came back with a vengeance in Game Two Saturday night. The Eagles scored first, on the powerplay but Rory Davidson tied it up at 2:55. Dallas Smith put the Dragons up 2-1 but it was short lived as the Eagles rattled off three in a row to go up 4-2.
Try as they might, the Dragons peppered the Canmore goalies with 33 shots but were not able to bring it any closer.
With a tied series, the teams headed to Drumheller Memorial Arena for Game Three on Monday night. Curtis Skip was flawless, facing 22 shots for a shutout. Rauckman had two goals; Vannucci and Smith each contributed one. Jarrell Pinchuk had two assists.
While the results of Tuesday night’s game were unavailable at press time, the Dragons will be hosting Game Five this Friday night. If necessary, they head back to Canmore Sunday.