Dragons earn two points at weekend home stand
The Drumheller Dragons were able to pick up two of a possible four points when they hosted both Calgary teams at home; one holding strong to the first place spot in the Viterra AJHL south, while one that is still looking to pick up its second win of the season.
On Friday night the Dragons hosted the Calgary Canucks, who were sporting a 6-3-1 record. The Canucks went up late in the first period. The Dragons outshot the Canucks 14-7 in the second period and answered back 13 minutes in, when Brayden Nicholetts found the goal.
The Canucks opened the third period with four straight goals in the first 5:36 of the game. Joren Patenaude scored on the power play about nine minutes in, but it was too little too late as the Canucks won 5-2.
The Dragons were back in action on Saturday night when they took on the Calgary Mustangs. The Dragons outshot the Mustangs 37 to 29 as they cruised to a 6-2 win. Right away, the Dragons jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first period with goals from Evan Rochowiak, Nicholetts, Brett Campbell, Stefan Wood and Brady Risk before the Mus- tangs found the net.
The second period was scoreless. Seven minutes into the third period, Risk scored his second of the game. The Mustangs scored at the 12-minute mark, but that was as close as they could get.
Campbell had three points with a goal and two assists and Dane Dow has his first win in net.
This week the Dragons are in Camrose on Tuesday, October 11, results not available at press time, and then back on home ice this Saturday to play the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. On Sunday afternoon, they play a matinee versus the Grande Prairie Storm.
Brett Campbell drives at the net versus the Calgary Canucks Friday night at the Drumheller Memorial Arena.