Dragons shine on north­ern road trip

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pat Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

The Dragons faced a marathon sched­ule on the road last week­end up north, but man­aged to come home with five points.

So far this sea­son the Dragons have been play­ing strong ver­sus north­ern teams. This week­end was no ex­cep­tion, and they held strong, play­ing three games in as many days.

The Dragons were in Fort McMur­ray on Fri­day night to take on the Oil Barons who are sport­ing the league’s best re- cord.

Af­ter a score­less first pe­riod, the Oil Barons scored about six min­utes in. A minute later, they went up by two. At the 9:29, Slater Dykema found the net as­sisted by Markus Bo­guslavsky, and then 26 sec­onds later Jor­dan Tau­pert tied it up unas­sisted. This held un­til 2:02 into the first over­time when the Oil Barons stole the game, 3-2.

The Dragons only had a day to head to Lloy­d­min­ster and take the ice ver­sus the Bob­cats Satur­day night. Af­ter a score­less first pe­riod, Tau­pert put the Dragons on the score­board as­sisted by Nate Kee­ley. The Bob­cats tied it up, but a minute later, Troy Dud­ley scored on the power play from Joren Pate­naude and Dykema.

The Bob­cats again tied the game, but a minute and a half later, Chad Hur­tubise scored the win­ner unas­sisted.

Hur­tubise also scored the Dragons’ first goal ver­sus the Bon­nyville Pon­ti­acs Sun­day af­ter­noon to tie the game at one af­ter the first pe­riod. The game was back and forth with Bon­nyville scor­ing early in the sec­ond pe­riod, and then An­drew Kar­tusch evening it up again. In the third pe­riod, Blake Kleiner took the lead for the Dragons, but the Pon­ti­acs tied it and held on un­til the end of reg­u­la­tion.

With 54 sec­onds left in the first over­time Hur­tubise scored the win­ner as­sisted by Taubert.

This gives the Dragons 10-84 record, as they get ready for ac­tion this week­end. On Fri­day, Novem­ber 18, they host the Cam­rose Ko­di­aks, and then on Satur­day, they play the Olds Griz­zlys.

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