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Morrin School hockey program wraps up

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Morrin School Hockey program finished up the season with its annual game against staff and parents of the students in the program.
The hockey program runs each year from September until the end of January when the students get to play against their teachers and some of their parents.
Students receive 30 on-ice sessions of instruction and skill development, and do off-ice activities from the beginning of the school year until the end of October when the ice goes in. They then get two off-ice sessions and three on-ice sessions each week until the end of January.
The hockey program is set up to allow any student enrolled in Morrin School from Grade 7 to 12 to participate. This year there were 18 students in the program.
The program is open to both girls and boys of any skill level.
“We are always looking for more students to come to Morrin School to experience what we have to offer. Our hockey program is only one of many opportunities our students have. We also offer shop classes where students can take woodworking, welding and automotives,” said Morrin School Principal Don Yavis in a statement.

Daneault racks up accolades

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Drumheller Dragon Ty Daneault has had an impressive couple of weeks being named Canadian Junior Hockey League’s 1st Star of the Month for January and also named the Alberta Ford Dealers AJHL Player of the Month.
An impressive opening month of 2023 saw the Merrimack College NCAA D-I commit pile up 21 points for Drumheller on 10 tallies and 11 helpers.
The 18-year-old Red Deer, Alberta product, who played for Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge back in December, etched his name on the game sheet in all but one outing in January that produced a hat trick and six multi-point affairs.
In his second AJHL season, Daneault leads the Dragons in scoring with 57 points, is third in the AJHL for goals with 31 and is ninth overall in points. He was recently tabbed on NHL Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings list for the 2023 NHL Draft in Nashville, Tenn.

Dragons fall to Kodiaks


The Dragons were in Camrose back-to-back to face the Kodiaks last week in what proved to be a tough series.
With the Dragons already clinching a spot in the playoffs, the points up for grabs on Tuesday, February 7 and Saturday, February 11 were more critical to the Kodiaks than the Dragons.
Camrose scored first on Tuesday night and led 1-0 after one period. The Dragons bounced back in the second with Tate Yule and Ty Daneault putting the Dragons on top. The Kodiaks evened it out, before Caleb Willms put the Dragons up 3-2 after two periods.
Camrose scored two unanswered goals in the third to take a 4-3 win.
On Saturday the Dragons were without Jacob Goudreau who was sidelined for two games after a major for a blow in the head on Tuesday night. Despite this, the Dragons struck first as Cyle Clayton scored his first of the season. Camrose came back in the second with three unanswered goals. Daneault added one on the powerplay to make it 3-2 Kodiaks after two periods. Camrose scored 2:28 into the third. Vann Yuhas scored one at the midday point, but it was all the Dragons could muster as the Kodiaks went on to a 4-3 win.
The Kodiaks have to be on the Dragons’ mind, as once again they will be facing off. This time, in the Dragons Den on Friday, February 17. On Saturday the Dragons host the Olds Grizzlys and on Monday, February 20, are in Brooks to take on the Bandits.

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