Dragons snap losing streak
While the Dragons battled hard to a home game loss on Friday night, they bounced back on Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak. The Dragons hosted the Okotoks Oilers on Friday night, November 3 in front of 412 home town fans. Okot oks is currently the top team in the Viterra AJHL South Division.
Okotoks drew first blood, but Andrew K art us ch tied it at the end of the first period at one. The Oilers put the Dragon son ropes with three unanswered goals, before Jordan Taupert scored on t he powerplay, however Okotoks scored one more to end the second period 5-2.
Rookie Brett Wieschorster scored his first as a Drum heller Dragon on the power play. Taupert scored his second of the game with 17 seconds left but they ran out of time as the Okotoks Oilers won 5-4. The Dragons were three for four on the powerplay. The series continued the next night. This time the Dragons were in Okotoks for the rematch. The Dragons out shot the Oilers 37 to 28. Mark us Boguslavsky s cored just 20 seconds in, assisted by Taupert and Troy Dudley. The Oilers tied it up briefly, but then Blake Kleiner s cored his first of the season to put the Dragons up 2-1 with five minutes left in the period.
The Dragons hung on for the final two periods for the 2-1 win.
With this victory, the Dragons hold on to the third spot in the South Division. On Tuesday night the Dragons hosted the Olds Grizzlys, however the results not available at press time. On Friday, November 10, they head back to Olds, and then on Saturday they are in Camrose to play the Kodiaks.
Brayden Nicholetts has a good chance late in the third period versus Okotoks Oilers last Friday night at home.