Dragons end month with win

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Sarah Dev­ereaux The Drumheller Mail

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.”

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