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Multiple injuries sustained in Highway 56 rollover


Emergency Services from Drumheller and Starland County, and Badlands EMS responded to a rollover on Highway 56 about five kilometres north of Morrin Corner around 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. A 2000 Pontiac Montana van was northbound when the driver attempted to reach for a beverage being held by someone in the back seat.  The driver took her attention off of the road.  When she looked forward, she was in the oncoming lane. She attempted to move the vehicle back onto her side of the road. She over corrected and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled several times. There were eight passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident.  All eight went to the hospital(s) with various injuries. Two were air lifted into Calgary in serious condition.  At present, three remain in a Calgary hospital. This accident is still under investigation.  No alcohol was involved.  None of the occupants are from the Drumheller area.

Delivery of Drum Mail delayed

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Dragons’ Tateson named to All Rookie team


tateson.jpg    Justin Tateson, first year Drumheller Dragon, has been named to the AJHL All Rookie Team.
    The 18-year-old defenseman has made an immediate impact on the Drumheller Dragons and has a bright future.
    Coach Dan Price is not surprised Tateson was selected.
    “We’re really happy for him,” said Price. “He worked really hard.”
    It has been an exciting year for the Scandia area rookie. He finished last season playing for the Medicine Hat Big Country Energy Services Tigers in the Alberta Midget Hockey League and was named the league’s Most Outstanding Defenseman. In his first year in the AJHL, he was selected to the league’s South Divisional star team.
    “He is extremely steady both ways. He can move the puck, he can release it from the blue line, and he has a great first pass,” is how Price describes his game. “He is great defensively obviously, he uses his stick and his size well, and he is great in the dressing room. He is a complete package.”
This season the 6-foot-3, 190-pound defenseman also committed to the Division 1 NCAA University of Alaska Fairbanks to play and pursue his education. The Dragons are lucky to have him for one more season, before he heads to college.
    Last season, Tateson played 56 games for the Dragons, had two goals and nine assists, for 11 points, with 101 PIM.


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