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Dragons hold on to third spot in Viterra South

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The Dragons earned four out of a possible six points last week, but it was not the way they wanted to with a win and two close losses.
The Dragons were on home ice on Tuesday, January 25, to take on the Blackfalds Bulldogs. The Dragons jumped out, and Ty Whitford scored just 31 seconds into the game. Blackfalds evened it up midway through the second period. At the 11:15 mark of the third period, Ty Daneault scored the winner as the Dragons went on to a 2-1 victory. Eric Ward stopped 27 shots.
On Friday, January 28, the two teams met again, this time in Blackfalds. The Bulldogs scored first, but three quick goals from the drawings from Luke Fennig, Carter Belitski, and Tanner Willick put the Dragons up 3-1. Blackfalds scored two more in the first period, as did Myles Hilman short-handed, as the period ended 4-3 Dragons.
Fennig scored his second of the game midway through the period, but the Bulldogs added one more, as the Dragons led 5-4 going into the third period. Yuhas scored 7:24 into the third, but Blackfalds battled back with two more. Hillman added his second to take the lead with 10 minutes left, but the Bulldogs tied it up, forcing overtime. Just 40 seconds in, Blackfalds took an 8-7 win.
On Saturday, January 29, the Dragons were in Camrose to take on the Kodiaks. The Dragons went on the powerplay early and Hayden Prosofksy capitalized, putting the Dragons up just three minutes in. Camrose bounced back with two quick goals. The Kodiaks outshot the Dragons 14-5 in the second, but it remained scoreless. With four minutes left in the period, Belitski tied it up for the Dragons, forcing overtime. With extra time played out, the game went to a shootout where the Kodiaks connected twice. Kodiaks wins 3-2.
The Dragons are in third place in the AJHL Viterra South, with a dozen games left. On Tuesday night, February 1, they host the Calgary Canucks, and on Friday, February 4, they welcome the Kodiaks to the Dragons Den. On Saturday, February 5, they are back in Blackfalds to play the Bulldogs.


Dragons topple top team

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The Drumheller Dragons had a busy week and managed to pick up four points including a big win over the top team in the country.
The Dragons were on the ice for a grueling four games this week starting off on Tuesday, January 18 in Canmore.
Ty Daneault took the lead for the Dragons at the midway point of the first period.
The Eagles tied it up early, but Myle Hilman and Liuke Fennig each scored in the second, but Canmore added one more, going into the third with the Dragons up 3-2. Canmore finished the game with two goals in the third to take a 4-3 win.
The next night, Wednesday, January 19, the Dragons were in Blackfalds to take on the Bulldogs. The team traded goals in the first period, with the Dragons’ points coming from Ty Whitford and Grayson Dietrich. The first ended in a 2-2- tie. Fennig took the lead for the Dragons midway through the second period to go up 3-2. The Bulldogs added two in the third, and Vann Yuhas added one as the teams tied, and headed to overtime. The Bulldogs took the win just 1:18 into extra time.
The Dragons were finally back home on Friday, January 21 to take on the Brooks Bandits, who until that point have only dropped two games all season. The Bandits struck first, but Hayden Prosofsky tied it up after one. Ty Danaeult and Alexey Trischuk rattled off two goals early in the second, but the Bandits bounced back, with one. The Dragons led 3-2.
The Bandits tied up the game just 59 seconds into the third period, but defenseman Kiano Robinson and Kody Willick added two more goals. The Bandits scored with 11 and half minutes left, but the Dagons held on to a 5-4 win. Eric Ward staved off 37 shots in the win.
On Sunday, January 23, the Dragons hosted the Canmore Eagles for the second time in less than a week. Sam Simard put the Dragons up 1-0 after one period. The Eagles scored two in the second, taking the lead, but Carter Belitski scored with five minutes left in regulation on the powerplay to tie the game.
The Dragons outshot the Eagles 59-20, and after a scoreless extra period, the game went to a shootout where the Eagles took the win. Final score 3–2.
This Tuesday, January 25 the Dragons host the Bulldogs, but finish the week on the road taking on Blackfalds again on Saturday, January 28, and then the Camrose Kodiaks on Sunday, January 29.

Drumheller Dragons split home stand

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The Drumheller Dragons split their two games last week, coming up short against the Whitecourt Wolverines and then defeating the Okotoks Oilers.
Almost 300 Drumhellerites skipped out of work or school on Wednesday, January 12, to take on the Whitecourt Wolverines. Myles Hilman took the lead for the Dragons 7:47 into the game, but that was as much scoring output as the Dragons would have despite outshooting the Wolverines 45-32. Whitecourt scored twice in the second period and added one more in the third to go on to a 3-1 win.
The Dragons regrouped on Saturday, January 15 as they hosted the Okotoks Oilers. Vann Yuhas scored with 38 seconds left in the first period to take the lead. The Dragons poured it on in the second period with three powerplay goals in a row from Hilman, Grayson Dietrich, and Ty Daneault respectively. The Oilers did not back down and scored three to end the period. There was no scoring in the third as the Dragons went one to win 4-3.
The Dragons have a busy week ahead, taking on the Canmore Eagles on the road on Tuesday, January 18, and then the Blackfalds Bulldogs on January 19.
They are home on Friday, January 21 to take on the Brooks Bandits and then on Sunday, January 23 host Canmore Eagles.


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