Dragons win fourth in a row as they head into fi­nal two games

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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.

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