Dragons top Canmore in OT
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.