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Last updateFri, 27 Nov 2020 3pm

Senior girls Dynos place third at home tourney

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The DVSS Senior girls Dynos were happy to be on the court to play as they hosted a four-team tournament over the weekend.
School sports are very different, especially indoor games, to adhere to COVID-19 protocols. Because of this, there are no spectators, and all physical distancing measures are in place including regular sanitization of the nets and balls as well as scheduled hand sanitization breaks. DVSS live-streamed the games on its Facebook page for spectators
The tournament includes a cohort of teams from Oyen, Delia, and Consort.
Coach Erica Crocker said the team played well, and they were able to take away a third-place finish.
She said, overall there were some outstanding performances from her players, especially Grade 12 Randi Gill and Kelsey Sharpe. Rookies Piper McCluskey and Ella Schille also did an excellent job.
Next week they play the same cohort group, which will be the final tournament for the Dynos in their short season.

Drumheller Dragons downed by Canmore Eagles


The Dragons stumbled out of the gate of the regular season, falling in two games versus the Canmore Eagles.
The Dragons travelled to Canmore on Friday, November 13. After a scoreless first period, Grayson Dietrich put the Dragons on the scoreboard, but the Eagle’s answered back 10 seconds later. Kasey Hiemstra put the Dragons ahead again, but the Eagles tied it up to end the period.
Canmore scored two more in the first half of the second period, but Luke Finnig drew the Dragons closer with 23 seconds left. It was too little too late as the Eagles won 4-3. Dragons outshot the Eagles 39 -34.
On Saturday, November 14, the Eagles came to the Dragons’ den for the second game of the series. The Dragons outshot the Eagles 13-7 in the first, but the Eagles scored two, to the Dragons’ one, from Dietrich on the powerplay. The Eagles took over in the second period with three straight goals before Hiemstra scored shorthanded with 13 seconds left in the period.
Tyson Gross scored on the powerplay 8:18 into the third, but an empty-net goal from Canmore put it out of reach with a 6-3 win.
This Friday, November 20, the Dragons host the Olds Grizzlys and then on Saturday travel to Olds to complete the weekend series.

AJHL announces November 13 start to season

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The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) Board of Governors has approved a regular season start date of Friday, November 13, 2020.
Teams will play within a divisional format composed of a South Division and a North Division. A decision on the Annual AJHL Showcase, season end date, and playoff format will be announced at a later date.
The Alberta Junior Hockey League is operating under the Government of Alberta’s Junior, Collegiate and University League Guidance, developed to support leagues in returning to play and reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
The AJHL Regular Season protocols are in alignment with Hockey Canada’s Return to Hockey Safety Guidelines and Hockey Alberta’s Return to Hockey Plan in focusing on the safety and wellbeing of all participants and spectators.
Arena capacity limits, social distancing protocols within the facility, and the ticket sales process will be dictated by the regulations within each community and the respective team. No League Passes will be accepted for entry, including all AJHL and CJHL accreditation, until facility capacity limits are significantly increased.
The 2020-21 AJHL Regular Season will be broadcast on - Annual Passes are now available to AJHL fans at an $80-discount through each team.
The 2020 AJHL Exhibition Season will continue through to Sunday, November 8. A complete League schedule will be posted at when finalized.

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