The Drumheller Dragons sweep Calgary Mustangs in weekend series, hold on to 3rd spot in South division.
The Drumheller Dragons faced off against the Calgary Mustangs back to back this past weekend.
The Dragons were on fire at their first game on home territory on Saturday, January 27. The team went in to the first game third in the AJHL south standings, only trailing behind the Okotoks Oilers and Brooks Bandits.
Dragons scored 4 goals in the first period with their first happening 34 seconds into the game while the Mustangs scored one goal throughout the period.
First goal went to Bradley Stonnell, 8, assisted by Andrew Kartusch, 3, and Nate Keeley, 21.
Brett Edwards, 28, assisted by Tyler Kreklewich, 10, claimed the second goal at 9:38. Tyson Scott, 36, made an unassisted goal at 10:19. Brett Edwards scored his second goal of the night assisted by Eric Martin, 18, and Tyler Kreklewich, 10, at 12:33.
The Mustangs mustered enough energy to claim their first goal of the evening 13 minutes in.
Dragons came back to score their fifth goal thanks to Alex Rotundo, 29, assisted by Bradley Stonnell, 8.
Tyson Scott, 36, of the Dragons went up against Mustangs forward Liam Freeborn, 15, both of which were sent to the box for roughing.
As for goals, Dragons took another two off the mustangs, bringing the total score to 7 – 1 after the second period.
Third period led to the boiling point for the AJHL teams.
Eight penalties were handed out after a team versus team brawl broke out with three minutes left on the clock.
Alex Rotundo got 10 minutes in the penalty box for misconduct while Kaden Hanas received a 10 minute penalty for game misconduct and 5 minutes for fighting. The period itself had over 18 penalties between the two rivals.
Jordan Taupert’s 19th goal of the year brought the score to 8 – 3. Mustangs took their third and final goal shortly afterwards.
A total of 39 to 21 shots on net happened throughout the game. The Dragons won 8 – 3. The puck dropped at 12:45 p.m. in Father David Bauer Arena in Calgary on Sunday.
The Dragons once again pulled out all the stops leading to a 5 – 1 victory over the Mustangs.
Their next game is on Friday, February 2 versus the Whitecourt Wolverines at home.
Calgary Mustangs backup goalie Ashton Abel, 30, hangs his head low as the Drumheller Dragons celebrate their fourth goal of the game on Saturday, January 27. The Dragons won both games over the weekend with as much as a five point difference.