A big win on home ice has propelled the Dragons to a 2-1 lead in their second-round series versus the Blackfalds Bulldogs.
The Dragons were heading into Tuesday night’s Game 3 in their series versus the Blackfalds Bulldogs, in good shape coming home with a split.
The Dragons came out breathing fire and Ty Daneault scored just 1:11 into the game unassisted on the power play. Kai Matthew followed it up just minutes later to lead 2-0 after one.
The Bulldogs tied it up less than seven minutes into the second period before Daneault scored his second of the game. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs tied it up to end the second.
The Dragons had some great chances in the third period. At the midway point, the Bulldogs were dealt a too many men on the ice penalty, and Dylan Glinski scored the powerplay winner. Ty Whitford added an empty netter to win 5-3.
This came after a successful trip to Blackfalds. The Dragons’ series versus the Bulldogs commenced on Friday, March 24 at the Eagle Builders Centre.
The Dragons came out with momentum and after the first period were up 2-0 with goals from Dylan Glinski and Cyle Clayton. The scoring didn’t stop and through the second period, the Bulldogs and the Dragons traded goals, with scoring for the Dragons coming from Tate Yule, Vann Yuhas, and two from Ty Daneault.
Through this, the Dragons remained in control leading 6-3 after two periods. In the third period, Ethan Casper scored 2:02 into the period. The Bulldogs added two, but Glinski added his second of the game to give the Dragons an 8-5 win. Garrett Fuller stopped 37 shots.
On Saturday, March 25, the Eagle Builder Centre was at capacity again for game two. The Bulldogs led by one after the first period, but Vann Yuhas tied it up in the second. Adam Raesler put the Dragons up 3:34 into the third, but Blackfalds tied it back up. Jacob Goudreau put the Dragons up again, but the Bulldogs tied it up with less than four minutes left to force overtime. Blackfalds capitalized on a powerplay 7:54 into extra time to take the win.
Game 4 is this Wednesday, March 29 at the Drumheller Memorial Arena.
Photo courtesy HCphoto / Rob Raincock