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Dragons’ bench boss signs three year contract extension

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    The Drumheller Dragons Hockey Club announced Monday, February 3 it has extended head coach and general manager Kevin Hasselberg’s contract by three years.
    Hasselberg, who’s in his third season behind the Dragons bench, has bolstered an impressive 101-57-12 record in 170 games. This includes last season’s regular-season wins record of 37 games and 33 wins in his first season (17’/18’).
    Currently, the Dragons sit 3rd in the AJHL South and have already hit the 31 win mark with eight games remaining. The team has been on an impressive run of late, winning 10 of the last 11 games.
    One of the team’s biggest accomplishments under Hasselberg in the past two and a half seasons is the post-secondary scholarships earned by Dragons players, which now sits at 15 (NCAA/ACAC).
    “My family and I are truly grateful for the opportunity to remain a part of the Drumheller Dragons’ Organization. Over the past three seasons, the direction the team has taken and the successes the team has earned is attributed to the many amazing people that make up the Dragons community. We are thankful to work with everyone whose efforts drive the team towards fulfilling the vision and completing the team mission. We’ve established a standard in Drumheller representative of the values that guide us, how we practice, how we play, and how we conduct ourselves in our community,” says Hasselberg.
    Dragons team owner Blair Christianson said it was an easy decision for the organization to extend the contract for another three years.
    “This will enable us to build on the level of excellence and professionalism that Kevin has brought to our organization over the past three seasons. Kevin is one of the hardest working guys in hockey and I look forward to both Kevin and Leah continuing to be a part of the Drumheller community,” said Christianson.
    “Throughout my time here, the ownership, scouts, coaches, players and support staff have worked tirelessly to create this culture. We will continue to instill in our team the tenets of hard work, relentless preparation, and team unity as we build this brotherhood. I appreciate the confidence Blair, Rod, and Corrine have shown in me from day one, and know that the entire organization is pulling in the right direction,” Hasselberg said.
    The entire Dragons organization would like to congratulate Kevin and the Hasselberg family on being part of our program for the next 3 years!


Riverside home damaged by chimney fire

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Drumheller Fire Chief Bruce Wade is warning homeowners with chimneys to make sure they are inspected and cleaned annually.
    This comes after a fire on Riverside Drive on Saturday night, February 1.
     Wade tells the Mail the department received the call to 511 Riverside Drive at around 8 p.m. after a passerby noted flames on the roof of the house near the chimney. They responded with its pump and rescue apparatus and about 12 firefighters.
 The fire started in the wood fireplace chimney and extended to the walls and roof, damaging the interior and exterior of the home. There was minor smoke and water damage.
    Chief Wade says the incident is a reminder to residents to have their chimney cleaned and serviced by a qualified fireplace technician. This should be done annually. He also noted it is always important to make sure your fire detectors are in good working order.
    Wade highlights another incident while fighting this fire. One of the Fire Department’s 5-inch high-pressure hose was hooked to a hydrant and spanned the nearby alley entrance. A motorist drove over the hose. These hoses are a firefighter’s lifeline and had it burst it could have damaged the vehicle, the hose and put the firefighters at risk.

Greentree School creating Rotary Innovation Centre

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    Greentree School was helped along by the Rotary Club of Drumheller to create a space for students to explore their limits of innovation with technology.
    The Rotary Club was at Greentree School on Thursday, January 30 to present $8,500 to create the Rotary Innovation Centre. The school is using an unoccupied classroom to create the space.
    “It is going to be a place where students design and build things, essentially for them to develop technical competency, and apply all the things they see in their classes,” said associate principal Adam Pirie. “That is our hope, that it leverages all they are doing in all of their other school subjects, and now we have this room where they get to build and design.”
    Some of the technology in the room includes 3D printing and a green screen for video production. This technology allows the students to develop competencies with technology that will stay with them beyond the classroom.
      The project is a partnership among Golden Hills School Division, The Friends of Greentree School and now the Rotary.
  Pirie says the school formed a digital leadership group early on. This committee of teachers began exploring how they could create a space to apply learning and what it would entail.


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