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DVSS Dynos in tournament action

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The DVSS Dynos Grade 8 and 9 boys and girls basketball team hosted a tournament over the weekend of February 10 and 11, they invited Holy Cross Collegiate, Strathcona Tweedsmuir and Dr. Elliot School from Linden. On the girl’s side, the Dynos had lots of in-game experience against tough teams but ended up without a win. The boys were able to go 2-1 over the weekend.

Dragons top Kodiaks, Grizzlys over weekend

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The Dragons are building momentum heading into the playoffs with two crucial wins over the weekend.
The Dragons were reeling after two close losses to the Camrose Kodiaks, and on Friday, they played hard to make sure it wasn’t three.
The Dragons hosted the Kodiaks on February 17. The Dragons outshot the Kodiaks in the first period 14-2, and Ty Daneault put the Dragons on the scoreboard 3:52 in. Coy Pighin followed it up a couple of minutes later to lead 2-0 after one. The Kodiaks came back in the second and evened it up with dominating play. In the third period, Daneault scored his second of the game and the winner at 11:27, assisted by Pighin. The Dragons win 3-2.
On Saturday, February 18, the Dragons took on the Olds Grizzlys. The Dragons put on a scoring clinic, with Tate Yule, Sam Simard and Adam Raesler adding three points in the first period. Walker Overwater scored in the second, and Wil Christian opened the third with a goal. Simard capped it off with his second of the game, and 20th of the season as the Dragons went on to a 6-0 win.
On Monday, February 20, the Dragons were in Brooks to take on the Bandits. After a scoreless first period, Connor Poffenroth scored for the Dragons with about six minutes left in the second. The Bandits caught fire in the third, and after two unanswered goals, took the 2-1 win.
With only five games left in the regular season, the Dragons are firmly in fourth spot but are in striking distance to move up the standings.

Dragon Easton Adrian signs to Division I NCAA program

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Another Drumheller Dragon will be taking their career stateside as Easton Adrian has announced his commitment to play Division I hockey at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York.
The Dalmeny, Saskatchewan native has been one of the highest-scoring rookie defencemen in his first season in the AJHL. He sits in the top 15 in league scoring for defencemen, leads all 2005-born defencemen in scoring, and is currently the Dragons highest scoring defenceman. He will be a welcomed addition to the RPI Men’s Hockey team, which is currently ranked the 22nd-best program in the nation.
“They play in the ECAC, so they are with the …Ivy’s I just took a visit and I was very happy and comfortable with them. Obviously, they are a historic team and have won a couple of national titles,” he said.
He currently leads the Dragons in rookie scoring and raved about the role that Head Coach, Kevin Hasselberg, and the Dragons organization played in his commitment.
“My time with Drumheller has been instrumental in making me so much better. The coaching staff and my teammates have played such a large role in my development and I would like to thank Kevin for bringing me in and taking a chance on me.” Adrian also credits his family for supporting him and helping him reach his dream to play NCAA Division I hockey.
Easton Adrian now joins the long list of committed Dragons players, as he joins current Dragons Ty Daneault (Merrimack College), Vann Yuhas (Merrimack College), Coy Pighin (Colorado College), Kai Matthew (University of Denver) and Noah Danielson (University of Western Ontario). The Drumheller Dragons organization has now helped over 70 student-athletes reach their dreams of playing collegiate hockey.

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