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Dragons capture game one in Olds

dragons-fans.jpgThe Dragons got the jump they needed on the Olds Grizzlys stealing game one of the series last Saturday on the road.
    While the results of game three on Tuesday March 3 were unavailable as of press time, the Dragons came home from game one and two on the road with a split, and have the Grizzlys feeling the heat.
    “We’re coming into our home rink and hope for big crowds and lots of energy,” said assistant coach Jason Hegberg. “We’ve been preparing for this for a month now… everyone has bought in and come together, and it feels like one team.”

Former Dragons flying with Yellowjackets

jellowjackets.jpg     For some, junior hockey is the satisfying end to a career of minor hockey, while for others it signals the beginning of even more success on the ice.  
    While Alberta hockey players are turning heads across the United States on campuses, the Wisconsin Superior Yellowjackets are benefiting from some Dragon power.
    The Division 3 NCAA team has a healthy roster of Alberta skaters who are tearing up the ice in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA). Most notable is former Dragons Talon Berlando and Braden Desmet.
    Last week Desmet was named to the All-NCHA Team, while Talon was an honourable mention. Former Dragon Joey Martini, who plays for the College of St. Scholastica also received an honorable mention.
    “Talon is really doing awesome,” says his father Darrell Berlando. “Basically this is what I always wanted to see him do. To go on to the States and play college hockey. After if he wants to keep playing, he can go to Europe. And then coming back here at 26 years old he has a pretty good resume with a college degree.

Dragons drop four in race prior to league playoffs

Dragons drop four in race prior to league playoffsThe Dragons need to dig deep and find the fire they were breathing just weeks ago as they approach the homestretch of the season.
    There are only four more games on the regular season schedule, and while the Dragons are in no danger to miss the playoffs, they have dropped the last four games. Moving up one spot in the standings may make their playoff hopes a little brighter.
    “We’re four back of Camrose and we play them (tonight). It will probably tell the tale whether we have a chance to move up,” said Coach Jason Hegberg.
    On Tuesday night, February 10 the Dragons hosted the Calgary Canucks. From start to finish Drumheller outplayed the Calgary team dominating ice time in the Canucks’ end, and out shooting them in every period. Despite this, at the end of regular time the game was tied. The Dragons’ goal came from Cam Lamoureux in the second period, assisted by Trent Colberg and Robert Nocera. Less than two minutes into overtime, Calgary scored.

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