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Dragons form management committee

Dragons management

The Drumheller Dragons are proud to announce that team ownership has formed a Management Committee to formally govern the organization.

The Management Committee consists of team ownership and community stakeholders, and is intended to guide business operations and hockey operations.

“The idea is that with all the resources and knowledge of the collective group, we can better support and guide the organization to achieve its goals both on and off the ice,” said Blair Christianson, team owner.

“We really want Drumheller to be the place that young players want to come play,” said Rod Knelsen, team owner. “We want to be seen as the premiere team to play for in the AJHL in the way we develop our players, the level of fan support we receive, and the amount of interest in our players from college and university teams. Obviously we think we have a great organization already but there is always work to be done to improve, and we hope this Committee will help guide us there.”

Members of the Management Committee are:

  • Blair Christianson
  • Rod Knelsen
  • Corrine Collett
  • Amanda Stahl
  • Joe Castonguay
  • Jeff Paarup
  • Doug Lubinski
Missing from photo: Blair Christianson, Rod Knelsen

Dragons, coach Curran part ways

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The 2016-17 season marks the fifth and final year of Head Coach and GM Brian Curran’s contract with the Drumheller Dragons organization, and the Dragons management committee has decided not to renew his contract.

“We are thankful for Brian’s five years of service and for fulfilling his commitment to our organization,” said Dragons co-owner and Governor, Rod Knelsen.

Brian is a former AJHL Coach of the Year and in the 2013-14 season he coached the Dragons to an AJHL South Division Championship.

“The mark of a good coach is leaving the team in a better place than you found it,” said Dragons co-owner and Chairman, Blair Christianson. “We feel that Brian has done that. When he first arrived here in 2012, the team was coming off a tough season and to win a South Division championship in his second year and bring the team to where it is today is a true reflection of his leadership.”

The Drumheller Dragons organization would like to thank Brian for his service to the team and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Effective immediately, assistant coach Darryl Olsen will assume the responsibility of the interim head coaching position.

Photo by Broken Curfew Photography

Dragons trade Captain

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  The Drumheller Dragons moved Stefan Wood to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons on the January 10th trade deadline for future considerations.
    “With the injury to Stefan, it has been close to 3 months since he last played, he told me he would like to be traded closer to home and that I should try to get something for him now,” said Dragons head coach and GM, Brian Curran. “Not knowing whether he will be back at all this season, we needed to add a player to our lineup.”
    The Drumheller Dragons organization wishes Stefan all the best and hopes he will get the chance to play again this season.
    Also on the trade deadline, the Dragons acquired 20-year-old forward Jordan Evans from the Kindersley Klippers of the SJHL.
    “I felt that we had to add some depth to our forward group and from what I know, Jordan will fit well with our club,” said Curran. “He is a hard working player with offensive upside and is well liked by all his former clubs and coaches. And it was crucial for our team that we brought the right player into our room.”
    A native of Calgary, AB, Evans has 8 goals and 7 assists in 31 games so far this season with the Klippers.

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