Dragons shine on northern road trip
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.