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Last updateTue, 28 Nov 2023 3pm

Back to back district titles for U18 soccer team

u18-district-final.gif    For the second time in as many years the Drumheller U18 coed soccer team has brought home the district championship, and are looking at bettering their lot with a second run at provincials.
    The U18 were in Acme on Saturday, June 20 for the Big Country Soccer final. Because the Drumheller team won first place in league play, they earned a spot in the final, and had to watch and wait as Crossfield and Bowden battled for a chance to face Drumheller. Bowden beat out Crossfield to go to the final.
    Drumheller had a slow start, and found themselves up by only one goal after the first half. In the second half, Drumheller put on the pressure and Aleix Virallonga-Bach scored two more goals to earn his hatrick. Final score 3-nil.

U18s readying to defend throne

soccer.jpgSecuring yet another convincing win against Didsbury Friday, the Drumheller U18’s are locked in first place in the regular season, with buy-in to the final playoff round.
Dominating the home field on Friday against Didsbury, Drumheller managed to beat the visiting team 10-1, scoring three goals in a matter of minutes near the end of the match.
“We will need to prepare to face whomever comes through in this week’s playoffs,” coach Martin McSween said.

Former Dragons forward picked for All-American team

braden-desmet.jpgFormer Drumheller Dragons player, Braden Desmet was named to the American Hockey Coaches Association’s RBK Division III Men’s All-American Hockey Team in March. The team is selected from about 320 representatives within 16 Universities.
Desmet and teammate, goalie Chad Beiswenger were both singled out for their accomplishments during their regular season with the Wisconsin Superior Yellowjackets. Braden, a junior forward from Strathmore, AB was named to the first team of the West squad along with five other players in the league. Desmet led the Yellowjackets this past season with 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points. Among his goals were five game-winners. Braden also received honours for the ALL-WIAC Men’s Hockey Team which chooses players from the five Wisconsin teams.

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