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Dragons players honoured at awards banquet

Awards Banquet 34

    The Dragons celebrated a season to remember and said goodbye to a number of veteran players at their annual awards banquet on Saturday, March 23 at the Canalta Hotel conference centre.
    While the Dragons did not have the season finish they had hoped for heading into the playoffs, where they lost in the first round to the Canmore Eagles, there was much to celebrate. The team broke a number of franchise records this year, including most wins in a season.
    Recipients for this year’s awards are: MVP Brett Edwards, Bradley Stonnel for Top Defenceman, Playoff MVP Brady Risk, Most Improved Player Eric Martin, Rookie of the Year Roc Truman, Hardest Working Dragon Derrick Budz, Top Scorer Jordan Taupert, and Markus Boguslavsky was the Community Involvement Award winner. Kiana Robinson received the Academic Achievement Award, while Shane Outt received the Faubion Family Unsung Hero Award. The Jeff Hendricks Memorial Scholarship was presented to Derrick Budz, and the Volunteers of the Year were Lee and Joan Shackleton, and Joanne Schow.

New Staff Sergeant arriving in May


A new Staff Sergeant has been appointed to the Drumheller Detachment of the RCMP.
    Ed Bourque will be starting his new post in the first week of May. He is coming from Red Water where he was serving as sergeant. He is familiar with Drumheller.
    “I have been here a few times, camping and checking out all the cool sites, and the dinosaurs. My kids always loved those growing up, so I am looking forward to it,” Bourque tells the Mail.
    He was born in Alberta.
    “I have been very fortunate to serve my whole career in the Alberta area,” he said.
    While he is coming into a new community, he feels the focus will be on crime reduction and prevention.
    “Across the board throughout the RCMP’s priorities, and through the town’s end as well, the priority is obviously going to be crime reduction, youth and schools,” he said. “Basically those are going to be the main focus and community policing generally is going to be at the forefront. Anybody who needs help of any kind or working with the public to try to decrease crime is really important.”
    The position of Staff Sergeant at the Drumheller Detachment has been vacant since Kevin Charles took on the role of  District Advisory NCO in April of last year. He served at the Drumheller Detachment for nine years. Corporal Gerald Sherk has been acting as detachment commander.

Novice Raptors win championship banner

novice tier 1 banner champions

The Drumheller McDonald’s Novice A Raptors finished their season with a big win, bringing home The Central Alberta Novice Tier 1 Banner over the Strathmore Storm.  The Raptors won game one on March 17 at home with a score of 4-2. Eric Schrock had two goals and Zachary Jarrett and Jasper O’Dwyer each scored one.  On March 22, they were in Strathmore and quieted the Storm with a 6-3 win and a two-game series victory. This time Eric Schrock had three goals, Jasper O’Dwyer, Nathan Grenville, and Brennan Norman each had one.  Celebrating the win are (back; l-r)  Kevin Robison, Ryan Jarrett, Bern Mackey, Rick Norman, and Alex Grenville with  (middle; l-r)  Travin Bagley, Ryan Mackey, Eric Schrock, Spencer Holmen, Nathan Grenville, Rhett Straub, Brennen Norman, Austin Robison, and (front; l-r) Adrian Ferro, Zachary Jarrett, and Jasper O’Dywer.

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