Dragons win fourth in a row as they head into final two games
The Dragons have put together a string of four straight wins, as they head into the last two games of the regular season. The most recent came on Friday night, February 26 when they hosted a motivated Calgary Mustangs team.
“I thought the Mustangs played really well,” said coach Brian Curran. “When they came to play Friday, they had everyone playing hard, you have to give them a lot of credit.”
Mason Fischer drew first blood for the Dragons just three minutes in, but Calgary tied it up six minutes later. The two teams remained tied until the 12 minute mark of the third, when the Mustangs took the lead 2-1.
It looked bleak, but with less than 3 minutes left Chaydan Lauber tied it up for the Dragon, and forced overtime.
Calgary outshot the Dragons 4-1 in the extra period, but it went to the shoot out where Clint Filbrandt scored his second shoot out winner in less than a week as the Dragons downed Calgary 3-2.
Coach Curran likes the effort the team has been putting in, and hopes they keep healing.
“We had our defense back. We had three more in our line up and they played well. At the end of the day, we just need to get some similarity in our line-up back and I think we will this week,” he said but then we’ll have to get ready.”
This makes four in a row for the Dragons as they head into the last two games of the season. They are in Canmore this Friday to take on the Eagles, and then at home to wrap up the regular season Saturday versus the Camrose Kodiaks.
“Over the last little bit things haven’t been positive with the injuries and losses and just how the season has gone to this point. But all of a sudden we have put together a few games, and confidence just has to begin to build.”
Once again down the stretch the Dragons are in the middle of the pack in the Viterra South, and teams will be jockeying for points right down to the end. For Curran he is worried about what he can control.
“I am more worried about playing consistently and continuing to improve and getting our players back,” he said. “I think the team is playing harder and they are a bunch of players that have really jumped onboard. The players themselves are staring to hold themselves more accountable… if you have your players holding each other accountable, they have a lot more power than the coach does.“
I think the team
is playing and they are a bunch of players that
have really jumped onboard.”
Brian Curran Dragons coach
The Dragons are winding up their regular season this Saturday at home versus the Camrose Kodiaks.