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Last updateTue, 28 Nov 2023 3pm

Titans coach selected for Alberta Senior Bowl


It’s tryout camp season for young football players in the province and Drumheller Titans’ coach Ken Fournier will be at the helm.
Selection Camp season began with four camps to select players for the Team Alberta U18 Boys and Team Alberta U18 Girls teams, national finalists and national champions respectively from 2022, along with the Senior Bowl South and U16 Boys Alberta Summer Games selections as well.
Fournier has been selected as coach for the Senior Bowl. This is to coach the south team.
“This is my fifth time doing senior bowl. This is my second time as head coach. The last time was in the spring of 2014,” he said.
Fournier has demonstrated his coaching prowess with the success of the Drumheller program, including this season, taking the team to victory in the Tier IV provincial final.
“This year they are doing it a bit differently, the head coach gets to select their coaching staff, so I have reached out to teams that won their league championships, or are representing in provincials, and tried to spread it out around the southern parts of the province,” he said.
He says it is interesting coaching players who have come up on different teams playing different systems.
“Putting together a staff and everybody is good and has their own way of doing things. Right out of the gate you have players from a bunch of different teams so you keep it pretty simple, make sure everyone’s comfortable and get everyone on the same page,” said Fournier. “As far as this selection camp goes, it is really awesome to see talent in Southern Alberta represented from the big cities all the way to the rural areas.”
The Selection Camp attracts about 200 kids and was held at the Encana Dome at Shouldice Park in Calgary.
The Senior Bowl will take place at MEGlobal Stadium in Lacombe on Monday, May 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Women take on badlands triathlon

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More than 50 women from throughout Alberta took on the badlands in the first Wild Rose Women’s Triathlon in Drumheller on Sunday, May 14. Events offered included a sprint triathlon, a team sprint (you either swim, bike or run), and Try-A-Tri distance, using the Drumheller Aquaplex and the scenic river valley and badlands. The event was hosted by RnR Premier Events, and a few locals took on the distance in a spirit of accomplishment and camaraderie.

Dragons move on to college careers

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While the ice is out of the Drumheller Memorial Arena, Drumheller Dragons are making choices on where to continue to pursue their careers.
Goalie Garrett Fuller has committed to play for San Diego State University in the upcoming season.
The Aztecs compete in the West Region of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I.
Airdrie native, Fuller has been on the Dragons roster since 2019. In the 2021-2022 season, he appeared in 21 games and last year carried the bulk of the load with 42 regular season appearances with a 0.892 save percentage and a 3.08 GGA.
Ben Christian also is continuing his career at the college level. The graduating defenseman is heading north to Concordia University in Edmonton.
He has played 120 games in his three seasons with the Dragons and tallied 6 goals, 20 assists and 265 PIM.

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