Dragons end month with win
The Drumheller Dragons finished off January with a bang taking a huge win over the Alberta Junior ‘A’ Hockey League (AJHL) second place South Division Camrose Kodiaks.
The Kodiaks hosted the Dragons Friday night, where the Dragons took a close 4-3 loss, but Saturday night the Dragons took control going home with a 6-2 win.
Trygve Many Guns scored the opening goal of the game 1:52 minutes into the game on the power play. Camrose answered back just over half way through the first period before Many Guns scored his second of the game, on another power play, to give the Dragons a The Drumheller Dragons forward #13 Trygve Many Guns scored a hat trick Saturday night to help the Dragons take a 6-2 win over the south division second place Camrose Kodiaks. 2-1 lead. At 2:21 of the second period Many Guns scored his third straight goal giving him his first AJHL hat trick and the Dragons first hat trick on home ice of the 2015-2016 season.
Many Guns said it meant a lot to him to score his first AJHL hat trick, and especially on home ice.
“To get the first one, the second one and then obviously the third one felt really great. It felt better getting the win and getting back in the win column and beating the second team in the south and we are hoping to build off this,” he told the Mail.
At 4:49 of the second period, Rhett Kingston scored the Dragons fourth goal of the night to give the Dragons a 4-1 lead.
At 3:43 of the third period Jacob Schofield scored to make it 5-1 before Clint Filbrandt scored to bring the score to 6-1. At 9:13 the Kodiaks scored their second goal of the game, making the final score 6-2 Drumheller.
Goaltender Jonny Hogue
Jonny Hogue Dragon goaltender
faced 40 shots Saturday including 19 in the second period during several penalty kills but said the team did a great job responding.
“It was tough with all the penalty kills and all the power plays. It was tough to get some flow in that second period, but the guys reacted great,” he said.
The Dragons are now sitting in fourth place with 20 wins, 24 losses, five overtime losses for a total of 45 points.
The Dragons will now host the Spruce Grove Saints Friday night (February 5) before heading to Brooks to face the Bandits on Saturday. Game time Friday night at Drumheller Memorial Arena is 7:30 p.m.
“It was tough with all the penalty kills and all the power plays. It was tough to get some flow in that
second period, but the guys reacted great.”