Another solid performance by the Drumheller Dragons saw them take down Olds Tuesday night 3-2.
The Dragons hosted the Grizzlys on November 29. This was only the second time this season the teams have met, last time with the Grizzlys taking a lop-sided 6-2 win. This time the Dragons had the powerplay clicking.
“I thought that both teams played well and especially both goalies. It was great to see the powerplay get on track as it has not helped us much this season despite our hard work at it,” said head coach Brian Curran.
The Dragons’ momentum came right from the get go. With a Grizzly in the penalty box, Jordan Taupert opened the scoring just two minutes in. Bradley Stonnell increased the lead 2:41 in the second period, again on the powerplay. Then eight minutes later the Grizzlys found the net to end the period 2-1 Dragons.
In the third period, Andrew Kartusch put the Dragons up 3-1, and with a one-man advantage. The Grizzlys made it a look little more respectable with a late goal as the Dragons won 3-2. The Dragons were 3-5 on the powerplay.
Curran gives credit to the goaltending. Andrew Henderson for Olds stopped 35 shots and Dragons’ Hunter Virostek saved 31.
“Olds had the better of the chances in the first period and Virostek played great keeping the lead for us. In the second, the Grizzlys goalie did his job holding us to only two goals and in the third period, again they both played well,” said Curran. “I can’t speak for Olds but I thought both teams played well and it was a very entertaining game. We needed the boys to play as a team and they did.”