Drag­ons top Can­more in OT

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The Drumheller Drag­ons fought their way back into the win­ning col­umn after a back and forth high scor­ing per­for­mance ver­sus in­ter divi­sion ri­val the Can­more Ea­gles.

The Drag­ons hosted the Ea­gles on Satur­day night in front of more than 400 fans and opened the scor­ing seven min­utes in thanks to Brett Camp­bell. Can­more an­swered back and The Ea­gles were lead­ing 2-1 after one.

Just 3:49 into the se­cond, the Ea­gles went up 3-1, but An­drew Kar­tusch kept the Drag­ons in reach, and then Camp­bell scored his se­cond of the game short­handed to tie the game. The Ea­gles kept com­ing and took a 4-3 lead into the third.

The scor­ing didn’t stop in the third pe­riod, as Bradley Ston­nell tied it on the pow­er­play, and then Jor­dan Pate­naude put the Drag­ons up 5-4. With 13 min­utes left, the Ea­gles tied the game and forced over­time.

Just 2:21 in the ex­tra pe­riod, Evan Tschumi scored the win­ner unas­sisted.

“I was proud of the boys after go­ing down 3-1 and show­ing that they had a lot of fight com­ing back against a strong team,” said coach Brian Cur­ran. “I know 5 goals doesn't say much about our de­fense but I thought we did a bet­ter job de­fen­sively than the score showed. It also proves to the boys that the sim­plest of mis­takes can cost you and we gave them some re­ally easy goals just by lack of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. But in the end, we fought back and the play­ers stood to­gether and got the win.”

He adds new­comer Tyler Krek­le­which, who the Drag­ons ac­quired in a trade with the Melville Mil­lion­aires of the SJHL, had a big night and proved to be a very wel­come ad­di­tion to the team.

The Drag­ons and the Ea­gles bat­tled all the way through reg­u­la­tion be­fore Evan Tschumi scored the win­ner for Drumheller last Satur­day night at home.

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