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Lights out for Terrapins’ season

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    The Drumheller Terrapins finished their season with a homestand on Saturday evening, falling to Innisfail in the playoffs.
    The Terrapins, with a young squad, played well all season. They ran into a tough Innisfail squad on Saturday, October 26. They were able to play three quarters before there was a malfunction with the lights at the field and the game had to be called early. Innisfail had a 20-0 lead.
    “We were supposed to play under the lights but the wind storm blew the breaker,” explains Paul Redmond. “We managed to get three quarters in.”
    Despite the end of the season, he said the team played well all year.  
    “I am happy with how they played. We didn’t have very many Grade 7s, so for what we did and what we accomplished, we did pretty good,” said coach Redmond.
 The Terrapins were 1-4-1 in the regular season and had many highlights, showing growth and progression throughout the season, even with a short bench.
    “We kind of struggled with attrition,” said coach Redmond.
    “At this level, it is about learning and having fun.”


Dragons finish October strong with win

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    The Dragons split their games in the home doubleheader last weekend, but ended the month with a win to make it a successful October campaign for the club.
    The team hosted the Spruce Grove Saints on Friday at the Memorial Arena, where they lost 4-2 in a game where they Saints never let go of the lead. The first period was scoreless but Spruce Grove jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead from three goals within a minute in the second period. Drumheller’s Kobe Mohr tried to get his team heated up with an early goal in the third, assisted by Eric Martin, but Spruce Grove answered back later with a power-play goal. Joel Patsey would notch his own on the power-play in the dying minutes of the game, but it wouldn’t be enough.
    On Saturday, Drayton Valley visited the valley and left with an overtime loss after Drumheller clawed back to tie it late in the third, with goals from Brady Risk, Kent Anderson, and tying the game late in the third period. A powerplay opportunity early in OT would see Roc Truman come up big for the Dragons, assisted by his brother Scout and Eric Martin. Risk and Martin each enjoyed a three-point night, with Martin receiving home star.
    The game was a successful end to a successful month, where the Dragons went 8-3 in October, after entering the month with a win percentage around .500. The club now sits with a .667 win percentage with an 11-5-2 record so far on the year, comfortable remaining in the same third-place position they’ve occupied for a couple of weeks now. But the team is now eyeing the Okotoks Oilers and their second-place spot, Drumheller trailing just six points behind them. Brooks continues to be untouchable, the Bandits still lossless in the season with a record of 17-0.
    The Dragons are back on home ice on Friday, November 1, where they host the Olds Grizzlys at 7:30 p.m. Then they’ll be on the road to try and give Brooks their first loss of the season the following night, November 2.

Ghosthunters return to valley for investigation reveal, séance

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    The Calgary Association of Paranormal Investigations (CAPI) were back in the valley for a spooky night at the Johnston house.
 The Association has been busy over the last few months. Readers will recall in the October 10, 2018 edition of the Mail, the group was at the Johnston house on 3rd Avenue in Drumheller doing an investigation of the home now owned by Justin Bolin.
    That was just some of the work they completed over the last 12 months. In September they led the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt at Heritage Park in Calgary.
    “We had CAPI participating in the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt on September 28 and they asked us if they could investigate some of the buildings around heritage park, and we said yes,” said Barb Munro of Heritage Park.
    Last Saturday Night October 26, they revealed their findings. They also hosted a séance.
    “Last year we held our investigation at the Johnston house and my entire team just fell in love with the home, so we are excited to go back in to see if we can communicate further with Dr. Johnston,” said Melissa Wilton of CAPI. She adds the goal of the event was to connect with Dr. Johnston while teaching the general public about seances and how they work.
    Unfortunately, technical issues prevented CAPI from live streaming the event, however, there are videos from the evening on CAPI’s Facebook page.
    “The event went well, though we had a ton of issues with our electronic equipment, including the videographer from CBC having multiple issues with his camera, lights, and his batteries dying several times, the wifi and data on our phones wouldn’t work near the parlour,” said Wilton. “The video footage we took had issues with focus, etc. So it was very interesting for sure! We will be reviewing the audio we recorded over the coming weeks as well as going through the videos and live feeds to see if we captured anything there.”


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