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Dragons top Canmore in six games

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The Dragons are getting set for round two of the AJHL Playoffs after defeating the Canmore Eagles in six games.
The Dragons were tied at one game apiece after last weekend, and on Tuesday night, March 14, they were at the Canmore Recreation Centre to take on the Eagles.
After a scoreless first period, the Eagles landed two straight goals. Ty Daneault scored at the 8:21 mark to end the second period trailing 2-1.
Will Christian scored less than four minutes into the third to tie the game. Cyle Clayton scored the winner on the powerplay.
The Dragons now led the series 2-1 but weren’t out of the woods, or Canmore, just yet. On Wednesday, March 15 they faced off again. It took until the third period before Canmore scored. Six minutes later Ryan Henderson tied it up to force overtime. The Dragons outshot the Eagles 11-8 in the first overtime but came up without a goal. Just 10 seconds into the second overtime Coy Pighin scored his first of the playoffs to win 2-1.

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The Dragons had a chance to clinch the series at home on Friday, March 17, in front of 1,422 fans, but the Eagles weren’t going to rest and opened the scoring 3:05 into the second period. Sam Simard and Wil Christian put the Dragons up 2-1, but the Eagles tied it with just two seconds left in the period. Canmore scored the winner 4:07 into the third.
This put the series back in Canmore on Sunday, March 19. The Dragons were the aggressors right out of the gate outshooting Canmore 16-7 in the first, but nary a goal. In the second, Pighin scored 42 seconds in, but Canmore evened it up at the midway point. After a scoreless third period, for the second time this series, it went to overtime. This time Captain Sam Simard scored his second of the playoffs and the series winner.
The Dragons move on to Round Two vs the Blackfalds Bulldogs.
Game 1 in Blackfalds is on Friday, March 24.

Students try out curling

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Students from Morrin School were at the Drumheller Curling Club to try out the sport on Wednesday, March 15. The Club reached out to area schools about hosting students, and potentially increasing participation in the junior curling
program. Students from both St. Anthony’s School and Morrin School have taken part in these clinics, and Club President Debra Walker says there have been over 100 students participate over the last few weeks between the schools.

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Dynos crowned league champs, compete at zones

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The DVSS Senior Boys basketball team wrapped up its season with a league championship and a strong showing at zones.
On Monday, March 6, the Dynos hosted the league championship versus Prairie Christian Academy of Three Hills and pulled off a big win, capturing the championship after a season of great basketball.
On Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11 DVSS hosted the 2023 2A South Central Zone basketball championships. The Dynos were ranked second going into the tournament and played Notre Dame Collegiate from High River in their first game Friday night. DVSS played well and went on to a 103-78 win.
This put them up against the Strathcona Tweedsmuir School Spartans of Okotoks. It was a close game, but the Spartans opened up a 19-point lead after three quarters. The Dynos mounted a comeback and pulled to within seven points, but the clock was their biggest opponent and the Spartans went on to a 95-88 win.
This put the Dynos in the third-place game to take on Hugh Sutherland of Carstairs. Another close game but this time Hugh Sutherland took the 90-79 win.
St. Joseph’s Collegiate was ranked first going into the tournament and took home the championship Saturday night.

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