Dragons end reg­u­lar sea­son with win

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

The Drumheller Dragons ended the reg­u­lar sea­son with a win Satur­day night in Olds.

The Dragons, bat­tling in­juries and a shake-up in its lead­er­ship, went on an eight-game los­ing streak down the homestretch of the sea­son. On Satur­day, March 4, they broke the slide with a 6-3 win over the Griz­zlys.

The Dragons jumped out in front less than three min­utes into the game with a goal from Yauheni Astrouski. The Griz­zlys tied it up a minute later, but Cody Young put the Dragons up 2-1 to end the first.

In the sec­ond pe­riod Olds tied it up on the power play at the 7:21 mark. The Dragons an­swered back with goals from Joren Pate­naude, and then Levi Glass­man on the power play to put the Dragons up 4-2. Olds an­swered back to end the sec­ond 4-3.

That was as close as the Griz­zlys would get as Jor­dan Tau­pert made it 5-2 and Cody Young scored his sec­ond of the game on an empty net to win 6-3.

The team hopes to con­tinue their mo­men­tum from Satur­day night’s win into the play­offs.

The Drumheller Dragons’ sixth place fin­ish means they will be go­ing up against the num­ber 3 ranked Cal­gary Canucks, in the first round.

Game 1 of the five-game se­ries is this Thurs­day, March 9, on the road at the Max Bell Arena in Cal­gary, and game two is on Fri­day. Game 3 is back at the Drumheller Memo­rial Arena Sun­day af­ter­noon at 2 p.m.

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