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Drew Gregory to perform at Dragons game

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    Fans of hockey and country music are in for a treat come December 14, when the Dragons, Cervus and Drew Gregory come together for a night of fun.
    On Wednesday night, the Dragons’ regular season home game versus the Brooks Bandits goes at 7 p.m.  Cervus Equipment is that evening’s game sponsor and they are making an evening to remember, with its Christmas Hockey Night.
    “Drew will be doing a performance at the first intermission of the hockey game,” said Geoff Roy, Marketing Advisor with Cervus Equipment.
    Fans might get a chance to meet Gregory and get an autograph. There will also be a Cervus display with John Deere merchandise and giveaways. They have even guaranteed a $2,000 50/50. Don’t be surprised to see lots of Drew’s trademark John Deere hats in the arena.
    Drew Gregory continues to make his way in the music industry. Originally from down the road in Standard, his unique country music sound has been laid down on two full-length albums and last March he released his new EP I Was There. In 2015, he won the Alberta Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year.
    The country music singer and Cervus have built a great partnership.
    “Drew came on board with us. We partnered with him in late spring. He’s on team Cervus and he’s a good customer as well,” said Roy. “With Drew, he is involved in the communities. We sponsor many rodeos, and for many, he performs at. We have lots of exciting things coming up.”
    They will also be giving back at Christmas Hockey Night. In the arena will be a John Deere Gator they hope to fill with food donations for the local Salvation Army Food Bank. They encourage fans to bring a non-perishable food item to the game.


Dragons top Brooks in come from behind victory

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    The Dragons battled back against one of the top teams in the league for an overtime win Wednesday night.
    The Dragons hosted the Brooks Bandits, who were sporting the league’s best win record and an eighth place ranking in Canada. The Dragons came out strong and 10 minutes in, Markus Boguslavsky opened the scoring on the power play, ending the first period up 1-0.
    It didn’t take long for the Bandits to react and in the second period they outshot the Dragons 16-8. They scored three quick ones before Brett Campbell made it 3-2, to end the second period.
    The Bandits continued to pour on the pressure with a 17 shot pe-

riod, however, it was the Dragons who tied it up on the powerplay. This time Joren Patenaude scored to even it up.
    The Bandits had a great opportunity with seven minutes left when Tyler Kreklewich went to the penalty box, but Hunter Virostek stood tall in net versus the Bandits’ potent offense, and the game went into overtime. Just 49 seconds in, Jordan Taupert went over the Bandits goalie’s left side to win the game.
The Dragons were 50 per cent on the power play and held the Bandit at bay with five successful penalty kills.
    This was a positive start for the Dragons who have a tough weekend ahead. This Friday night, December 9 they host the Sherwood Park Crusaders, who are holding on to fifth place in the Viterra AJHL North, and then on Saturday, face Bonnyville at home. The Pontiacs are second in the north with a 23-7-3 record.

Dragons make trade with Melville of SJHL

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The Drumheller Dragons have traded ‘97 American forward Evan Rochowiak to the Melville Millionaires of the SJHL for Tyler Kreklewich.
    “I wish Evan all the best as I believe this is a good move for him,” said Dragons head coach and GM, Brian Curran. “He has all the talent and my hope is that change will help him accomplish his goals.”
    The Dragons organization would like to extend a warm welcome to Tyler Kreklewich. Kreklewich is a ‘97-born centreman who leaves his hometown of Melville for the first time in his junior hockey career. Last year with the Millionaires he posted 14 goals and 22 assists in 56 games.
    “Tyler is a very strong skater with great speed and has good hockey sense,” said Curran. “I wanted to add another centreman to our lineup which gives me a lot more options with my lines. I look forward to helping Tyler in his quest to play College hockey.”


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