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Fleury returns for Victor Night with Dragons

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Calgary Flames legend and founder of the Breaking Free Foundation, Theoren Fleury, is coming back to the valley to share his story and celebrate victors with the Drumheller Dragons.

On Friday, October 12, the Dragons are hosting Victor Night in support of the Breaking Free Foundation. This is a non-profit foundation that supports those in the community that have suffered trauma.

Business manager of the Drumheller Dragons, Dustin Edwards, tells the Mail the Dragons made contact with Fleury when he was through the valley last summer during the Victor Walk.

   “We knew about the team here and said they were looking for exposure for the foundation he is part of, Breaking Free,” said Edwards. “We stayed in touch over the summer, and this was the game that worked out for him.”

It will be a full day, however. Fleury has committed to speak at St. Anthony’s School in the morning and then at DVSS in the afternoon.

    “In his talk, he is going to touch on the Foundation, he is going to talk about hockey and his story. He is going to talk to the kids about his struggle and his journey,” said Edwards.

  At the game, he is scheduled to do the opening faceoff and also visit with people.  A portion of the 50/50 at the game will go to support the Breaking Free Foundation.

“I think it is going to be nice. We get to spend the day with the kids and then open up the game that night,” said Edwards.

On Friday, October 12, the Dragons will be taking on the Calgary Mustangs. Game time is at 7:30 p.m.


Dragons add power forward

 

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The Drumheller Dragons have completed a trade with the Nanaimo Clippers of the British Columbia Hockey League acquiring the rights to 1999 born forward Brady Berger.

Berger returns to his home province to continue his junior career. The Drayton Valley prospect stands 6’4 and weighs 195 pounds. Appearing in 66 BCHL games, Berger has contributed 17 points, while also adding 99 penalty minutes. Berger played his minor hockey in Red Deer and has been on the Dragons prospect list including time spent in Dragons camps.

The Drumheller Dragons would like to welcome Brady and his family to the Drumheller Dragons Hockey Team.

Dragons split games at Showcase Weekend

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The Dragons split their games at the AJHL Showcase Weekend in Camrose and are only four points out of the top spot in the Viterra AJHL South.

The  Dragons were sporting a 3-2 record going into the team’s first matchup with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons on Thursday, September 27 in Camrose. Shane Ott opened the scoring for the Dragons, but the Oil Barons tied it up before the first period was through. Again, the Dragons opened the scoring in the second period. This time Kaden Hanas scored midway through the period, and again the Oil Barons equaled it up before the period was up.

In the third period, the Oil Barons scored short-handed 6:34 in, and then followed it up with a powerplay goal, taking a 4-2 lead. Brady Risk scored with five minutes left, but two more unanswered goals from the Oil Barons ended the game 6-3. The Dragons outshot the Oil Barons 32-20.

On Sunday, they faced their second north division team this season as they took to the ice versus the Drayton Valley Thunder. The Dragons looked dominant as Derrick Budz opened the scoring just three minutes in. Roc Truman scored just 10 minutes later. The Thunder scored on the power play with 54 seconds left in the period.

In the second, the Thunder scored two more to take a 3-2 lead, but the Dragons battled back in the third with two goals from Braydon Nicoletts, Brady Risk and a second from Budz, to end the games 6-3. The Dragons outshot the Thunder 40-21.

The Dragons are sporting a 4-3 record, but in a tough South Division, that puts them in fourth place. They are hoping to make inroads as they face the Camrose Kodiaks Friday, October 5 at home. On Sunday, they are on the road to take on the Okotoks Oilers.


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