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Dragons split at Showcase Weekend in Calgary

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The Dragons continue to play well and split their games at the AJHL Showcase weekend.
The Showcase this season was at Max Bell Centre in Calgary, and the Dragons played two games.
On Thursday, September 28, they played the Whitecourt Wolverines. The teams had previously met this regular season, and Drumheller topped Whitecourt 4-1. This time Whitecourt had the jump outshooting the Dragons 13-5 in the first period. There was no scoring until the second when Whitecourt connected on the powerplay. Whitecourt scored again to go up 2-0 just 31 seconds into the third. They added an empty netter to win 3-0.
On Saturday, September 30, the Dragons were back on the ice to play against the Spruce Grove Saints. After a scoreless first period, Vann Yuhas put the Dragons up, assisted by Adam Raesler and Easton Adrian, just 59 seconds into the second period. Just 34 seconds later Raesler scored his sixth of the season assisted by Adrian and Coy Pighin.
In the third period, Spencer Claerhout scored his first of the season, assisted by Kai Matthews, to go up 3-0. The Saints added one with 13 seconds left to stave off a shutout.
The Dragons are 5-2 and in fifth place, and interestingly, the top six teams are all from the south.
This Tuesday, October 3, the Dragons hosted the Okotoks Oilers, results were not available at press time. On Friday, October 6, they return the favour and head to Okotoks. On Saturday they are back home to play the Drayton Valley Thunder.

Atom Terrapins win first game ever

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The Atom Terrapins played their first game ever and walked off the field as the winner.
This season Drumheller Community Football introduced the Atom level of football. This is to introduce the game to the upcoming players and skill development.
On Friday, September 29 they invited Stettler for a game, and played well, winning 48-24.
“It came together really well. They did really good, I am really happy for them,” said Coach Brad Iverson. “It was the first year and the first game, and they came out and scored lots, and shut them down quite a bit.”
Iverson says there is no league at the Atom level, so they have arranged games with other schools with similar programs.
He explains they play a development style.
“You run six plays on offence and you run six plays on defense, and go back and forth. Coaches are on the field, so there is lots of instruction to make sure everybody is doing things correctly and safely,” he said.
This Friday the team is returning the favour and heading up to Stettler to complete the home and home series.

Cyle Clayton commits to Alaska Fairbanks


The Dragons are proud to announce that fourth year defenceman and newly minted assistant captain, Cyle Clayton, has announced his commitment to play division one hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks!
Clayton, who hails from Strathmore, Alberta, has played 51 games with the Dragons and has recorded 22 points over his four seasons with the organization. He was recently named the assistant captain for this upcoming season, speaking to his tremendous leadership skills both on and off the ice.

Cyle plays an important two-way role for the Dragons defensive core, often seeing minutes both on the powerplay and penalty kill. After injury filled seasons the past few years, Clayton came into the 2023-2024 season healthy and was one of the Dragons top players during the exhibition season.
We would like to congratulate the Clayton family and Cyle on his commitment!

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