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Dragons apply the brakes

dragons.jpg The Dragons put the brakes on their recent winning streak when they were taken down by the Kodiaks last weekend.
Only seven games away from leaving the regular season, the Drumheller Dragons had been frantically tallying up wins, with five wins to four losses and one tie in their last ten games.
Their 3-0 shutout loss in Canmore on Saturday nudged the Kodiaks one point above Drumheller’s 53 points, knocking the Dragons down to sixth in the southern standings.
Marking their first shutout since mid-January, the Dragons outshot the Kodiaks but could not find the net, as Camrose scored twice in the second period, one shorthanded, and again with five seconds left in the third on Drumheller’s empty net.
“We had a really good first and third period, but only managed five shots in the second,” coach Rob Hegberg said.
The Dragons were given nine powerplays on Saturday, but did not manage to score on any of them.
“Our powerplays definitely need more of a boost,” Hegberg said.
On Wednesday, February 4, the Dragons had the Calgary Royals on their home turf, turning out a 5-3 win against the Royals, who are currently sitting at the bottom of the southern division barrel.
This was the second win this year against the Royals, and the Dragons beat them 6-2 last go-round in January. Drumheller is set to play the Royals for Dragons last regular season game on February 24.
“We are definitely in the playoffs, no doubt about that, it is just going to matter who we are playing against. We have a good shot at every team in our division,” Hegberg said.
On Tuesday night, the Dragons played the Calgary Canucks at home, results were not available at press time.
“Tonight’s game will be a big one,” Hegberg said on Tuesday morning, “we will be fighting for a better position in the standings.”
Next home game for the Drumheller Dragons is on Wednesday, February 18 at the Drumheller Memorial Arena, where they host the Brooks Bandits. Game time is at 7:30.

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