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Dragons split shootout finishes

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The Dragons earned three out of a possible six points last week, with two games going all the way to shootouts.
The Dragons were on home ice on Tuesday, January 9 to take on the Camrose Kodiaks.
The Dragons struck first as new arrival Holden Cardinal scored on the powerplay 15:29 into the first period. The Kodaks however evened it up after one, and then went ahead in the second period. Jacob Goudreau scored with seven and a half minutes left in regular time to tie the game. After a scoreless overtime, the game went to a shootout, where Connor Poffenroth secured a win.
On Thursday, January 11 the Dragons were in Camrose to return the favour and went up by two goals by the midpoint of the first period. Coy Pighin put the Dragons on the scoreboard by the end of the first period. The Kodiaks scored just 36 seconds into the second period, but Poffenroth made it 3-2 by the end of the second. Goudreau scored the tying goal forcing overtime. Once again the game went to a shootout. It took seven shooters before the game was decided in favour of the Kodiaks.
On Saturday, January 13, 660 fans braved the cold to weather the Dragons take on the Blackfalds Bulldogs. This time the Dragons opened the scoring with Goudreau scoring less than two minutes into the game. The Bulldogs tied it up by the end of the period. The Dragons struck first again in the second as Ayden Peters found the net. Unfortunately the Bulldogs dropped two more in the second taking a 3-2 lead.
They opened the lead further just 34 seconds into the third period on the powerplay. The Dragons continued to pressure, and Austin Reschny scored his third of the season. To make it 4-3. That was as close as they could get as the Bulldogs snatched the win.
The Dragons are in luck this week with a three-game home stand. On Tuesday, January 16, the Dragons hosted the Grande Prairie Storm, results were not available at press time. Saturday, January 20 the Whitecourt Wolverines come to town, and on Sunday, January 21, the Drayton Valley Thunder visit for a matinee.


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