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Dragons end 2015 in win column

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    The Drumheller Dragons have ended 2015 in the win column. The Dragons headed on a road trip over the weekend to finish out 2015 and took one shootout loss and one win.
    Saturday night the Dragons headed to Olds to face the Grizzlys. The Dragons opened the scoring early in the first period to take a 1-0 lead. Braeden Salverda gave the Dragons a 2-0 lead early in the second before Olds scored their first of the night. at 8:42 .
    Mike Falanga scored for the Dragons to give them a two goal lead. With just over six minutes played in the third, Falanga scored his second of the night before Olds scored their second, bringing the game to a two goal difference. With five seconds left, Connor Boyd scored an empty net goal to give the Dragons a win for their final game of 2015.
    On Friday night, the Dragons headed to Camrose to face the Kodiaks. Camrose opened the scoring taking a two goal lead before Keaton Holinaty was able to put the Dragons on the board at the end of the first.
    Matt Muzyka made it a tie game on the power play at 1:13 of the second period. Camrose scored two more goals before Isaac Schacher scored for the Dragons leaving the game at a one goal difference. At 18:58 of the third period, on the power play, Levi Wunder scored for the Dragons to tie the game forcing overtime. With no scoring in overtime the game went to a shootout where Camrose took the 5-4 win.
    The Dragons are now off until Saturday, January 2 when they will return to Camrose. On Sunday, January 3 the team will head to Calgary to face the Canucks. The Dragons first home game of the new year will take place on Tuesday, January 5 in Hanna, verses the Canmore Eagles, before they return home on Friday, January 8 to face the Brooks Bandits.
    Game time in Hanna at the Hanna Arena on January 5 is 7 p.m. Game time on Friday January 8 is 7:30 at Drumheller Memorial Arena.

Dragons add Guleph goal scorer

Craig Martini - The  Drumheller Dragons’ newest player

With their first pre-season game less than two weeks away, the Drumheller Dragons  have added more scoring power to their hockey club.
    20-year-old forward Craig Martini has signed with the Dragons, coming off a successful season with Ontario’s Guelph Hurricanes.
    Martini’s 2013-14 season with the Hurricanes saw him earn 68 points - 33 goals and 35 assists.
    He has played the last three seasons for the Guelph Hurricanes.
     “I chose the Drumheller Dragons because of their continuing success as an organization and I feel we have all the key pieces here to bring a championship back to Drumheller,” said Martini.
  “I can’t wait to get to Drumheller and play for a great community and learn from a top coaching staff and organization.”
    Martini says this is his final year in junior hockey.
    “Craig is a gifted and talented player who has the ability to play a significant role as a top player for the Dragons.  He is a strong skater with good vision and the drive to compete hard,” said Dragons Head Coach and General Manager Brian Curran.
    “I look forward to having Craig as part of our team and helping him achieve his goals.”

Dragons add new staff

Dereck Purfield is the Drumheller Dragons hockey team new goaltending coach.

    The Drumheller Dragons hockey club is welcoming two new staff members to the club.
    Trainer Michelle Beatty joins the Dragons from the North Battleford Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
    Dereck Purfield will be the Dragons new goaltending coach.
    Purfield has worked with the Calgary Buffaloes, Okotoks Oilers, and Swift Current Broncos.
    The Dragons organization say they feel fortunate to have these two join the team, and look forward to working with them over the upcoming season.

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