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Dragons top Canucks, fall to Oilers

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The Drumheller Dragons picked up two of a possible six points last week as they faced the Canucks and then a home and away series with the Oilers.
On Wednesday, October 6, the Dragons were in Calgary to take on the Canucks. Calgary scored first, but the Dragons followed it up quickly with goals from Vann Yuhas, Sam Lozinski, and Myles Hilman. The Canucks scored with less than two minutes left in the first to bring the score to 3-2.
Lozinski scored his second of the game three quarters through the second period on the powerplay. Just eight minutes into the third period, Carter Belitski scored on the powerplay, as the Dragons cruised to a 5-2 win. They outshot the Canucks 45-28.
On Friday, October 8, the Dragons were at home to host the Okotoks Oilers. Despite outshooting the Oilers 28-20, the Dragons could not find the net. The Oilers scored two unassisted goals; one in the first period and one in the second period to go on to a 2-0 win.
On Saturday, October 9, the Dragons headed to Okotoks to complete the series with the Oilers. Scoring continued to elude the squad as the Oilers added one in the first period, and two in the third period for a 3-0 won.
This tough week dropped the Dragons to fourth place in the AJHL Viterra South Division with a 5-3-1 record. This Wednesday, October 13, the Dragons are in Olds to take on the Grizzlys, and on Friday, October 15, are back in Okotoks to play the Oilers. They are on home ice Saturday, October 16, the Dragons host the Canmore Eagles.
The Dragons have a special surprise for Hockey fans. On Monday, October 18, the Dragons will be facing off against Hockey Canada’s National Women’s team in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing China. Game time is 7:15 p.m.


Titans dominate Spartans in league play

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The Drumheller Senior Titans keep battling their way through league play and dominated the Olds Spartans under Friday night lights.
The Titans hosted Olds on Friday night, October 1 and walked off the victor 48-6, in their first match-up.
“We have been able to see all the teams in the league and so far we have a good match up with Strathmore next week,” said Coach Ken Fournier.
Coach Corey Myles said the team’s defence kept them in the game, holding the Spartans to just six points.
“The defence has been awesome all along, bailing us out of games, but they were exceptional today, giving us the ball back every time we needed it,” said Fournier.
On offence, the team showed versatility.
“On offence, we were able to put 48 points on the board, and we put a lot in the air instead of going to our double-wing as we often do,” said Myles.
Coach Fournier said the game allowed the coaching staff to shuffle in players to get valuable in-game experience.
Fournier said receivers Austin Parliament and Nick Zuccatto were standouts, and quarterback Luke Myles had a good game. On defense, Hunter Dayton shined.
The Titans are beyond the midday point in league play and are facing Strathmore this coming weekend.
“We continue to go game by game, but of course, our eyes are on the playoffs and making it to the provincials.” said Myles.

Drumheller Minor Hockey set for season

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Drumheller Minor Hockey is back on the ice for the season.
Drumheller Minor Hockey president Keith Poole tells the Mail, evaluations are complete, teams are set up and they are playing exhibition games.
He says even with the fourth wave of COVID registration this season was strong.
“This year we have two U11 teams, and this is the first year we have had two U13 teams for quite some time, so we have seen an increase,” said Poole, adding they have two teams for the remaining younger squads, and are close to capacity for the remaining teams.
With COVID-19, Drumheller Minor Hockey has to adhere to the current protocols with the restriction exemption program. Anyone 12 and over are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative privately paid for COVID test to enter the arena. Masking is still required.
For participants 12-17 years of age, who are not vaccinated but participating in organized sport or recreation, they do not need to provide proof of vaccination, but cannot join as a spectator inside the facility before their ice time.


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