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Dragons notch first exhibition win at home

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It has been a long time coming, but the Dragons are back on the ice and fans are lapping it up.
Last week the Dragons completed its main camp, and just like that, the exhibition season started.
The Dragons began the exhibition season on the road and were in the Grant Fuhr Arena in Spruce Grove to take on the Saints, on Thursday, September 2.
The Saints went up three goals before the Dragons, despite outshooting them, found the net. Carter Belitski put the Dragons on the scoreboard midway through the second period. Grayson Dietrich found the net with less than three minutes left, but the Dragons fell 4-2. Dragons outshot the Saints 45-21.
On Saturday, September 4, the Dragons were in Brooks to take on the Bandits, who are always a tall order. The Bandits went up 5-0 after two periods. Just 21 seconds into the third period, Kiano Robinson put the Dragons on the scoreboard. This was followed up by Dietrich two minutes later, but that was all the Dragons could muster, falling 7-2.
On Sunday, September 5, the Dragons were finally on home ice for a rematch with the Bandits. This time the Dragons brought the action, as Ty Daneault scored just 1:47 in. Brooks answered back, but Dietrich evened it up again. The Bandits scored two more and ended the period up 3-2.
Myles Hilman tied the game four and a half minutes into the second period, and Hayden Prosofsky put the Dragons up 4-3. The Bandits scored two more and the Dragons scored two more. Daneault scored his second of the game, followed by Prosofsky’s second, to end the second period up 6-5.
The Bandits scored with 58 seconds left in the third perod to force overtime. Robinson scored 1:43 into extra time to take the Dragons’ first win of the exhibition season.
The Dragons are on the road this Wednesday, September 8 to take on the Olds Grizzlys, and then Friday, September 10 are in Calgary.
On Saturday, September 11, they are back home for their final exhibition game versus the Canucks.

Miners take Padres in provincial championship


The U11AA Provincial Championships were held in Drumheller on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22 and local youth team, The Drumheller Miners, went undefeated throughout the weekend.

The Miners played against the Edmonton Padres on Sunday morning.

“Going into the bottom of the third inning we were trailing 6-2,” says Drumheller Miners off field manager Amy Hewitt. “We managed to tie it up 6-6 in the bottom of the third.”

The Miners pulled ahead with 8-7 in the bottom of the fourth inning, with the Padres tying it back up in the top of the sixth at 8-8.

A run in the bottom of the sixth inning by the Miners sealed the deal with the home team taking the cup in the provincial championship game.

Dragons prep for 2021 campaign

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Hockey fans got a sneak peek at the 2021-2022 Drumheller Dragons at its annual training camp. The team invited fans in to take in exhibition play on Sunday and Monday night, and the camp culminated in the Miner’s Cup Tuesday evening, August 31.

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