Dragons snap los­ing streak

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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.

mailphot by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Bray­den Ni­c­ho­letts has a good chance late in the third pe­riod ver­sus Oko­toks Oil­ers last Fri­day night at home.

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