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High school alumni hit the courts

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On Thursday, December 20 former athletes from St. Anthony’s School returned to take on current students at the annual Alumni Games. This year, above members of the Junior High Saints girls team, were on the court versus alumni players, while below former players took on the Senior Boys Sabres. While the competition was fierce at times, it is a great opportunity for current students to learn from former students on the court and have fun.

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There was great basketball action at DVSS on Friday, December 21 at the annual Basketball Alumni Night. In total it saw over 50 players return to play. In the first game, the DVSS high school boys team defeated the youngest alumni team in overtime. The second game of the night, saw the DVSS senior girls defeat the girls alumni team. The last game of the night saw a matchup of the 2012 team defeat the 09 and older team in another close match. Teacher Jeff Messom said it was another fun night, and great to see alumni return to the court where many had a lot of success in their years as part of the DVSS athletics.

Dragons end 2018 with win

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The Drumheller Dragons ended 2018 with a bang, downing the Olds Grizzlys in a convincing fashion.
The Grizzlys were in Drumheller on Saturday, December 22, to take on the Dragons in front of 944 fans. This was the last game of the year and the Dragons wasted no time in getting the jump on Olds.
Just 40 second into the game Scout Truman gave the Dragons the lead. Five minutes later Derrick Budz scored unassisted on the power play and then with three and half minutes left in the period, Roc Truman scored to put the Dragons up 3-0.
The barrage didn’t stop as Alex Rotundo scored on the power play at the 3:43 mark of the second, followed by Braydon Nicholetts at the nine-minute mark. The Grizzlys final got on the scoreboard midway through the period, but Budz scored his second of the game and Brett Edwards followed it up. The Grizzlys scored in the third, but the Dragons went on to a 7-2 win.
The Dragons outshot the  Grizzlys 49-31 and four Dragons each had two points
The Dragons ended the year in second place in the Viterra AJHL South with a 23-12-2 record behind the dominant Brooks Bandits.
The Dragons are back on home ice on January 4, to take on the Bandits.

Dragons shuffle roster

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Some Dragons are on the move after the team announced a number of trades and player commitments this month.

Brothers Scout and Roc Truman have committed to attend and play for the U Mass Lowell River Hawks of the NCAA Hockey East Conference.

From Lethbridge, Alberta, the Truman brothers are playing in their first full season of junior hockey. Sixteen-year-old Scout is a 5’10 left winger who through 22 games has scored 3 goals and added 13 assists for 16 points. The skilled playmaking forward is the youngest player in the AJHL this season and played last season in the CSSHL with Yale Hockey Academy.

Roc Truman is a 5’11 seventeen-year-old center who through 29 games this season has scored 13 goals and added 12 assists for 25 points in his first year with the Dragons. Roc is a shooter who uses his size and grit to play effectively around the net. Roc also competed in the CSSHL with the Yale Hockey Academy Prep team located in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

The Drumheller Dragons have completed a trade with the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League acquiring the CJHL rights of Regina prospect Dylan McCabe.

McCabe is a 6’1 left shot defenseman who started his Junior A career with the Weyburn Redwings. With 111 junior games played, McCabe brings a wealth of experience from a tough and respected League. In 22 games played this season with the Redwings, McCabe has contributed 2 goals and 12 assists. He was the assistant captain before being traded to the Melville Millionaires in a November 24 transaction.

The Drumheller Dragons announced the commitment of twenty-year-old goaltender Hunter Virostek to Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. The Falcons will debut in the fall of 2019 in the Division III ranks of NCAA College Hockey.

From Turner Valley, Alberta, Virostek earned a starting position with the Dragons in his first season three years ago.In three seasons, the 6’1 goaltender has played in 110 regular season games and 13 play-off games. This season he has played 1258 minutes and holds a 15-win 6-loss record with a 3.10 GAA and .894 SV%.

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