The Drumheller Dragons sweep Cal­gary Mus­tangs in week­end se­ries, hold on to 3rd spot in South di­vi­sion.

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Terri Hux­ley The Drumheller Mail

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.

mailphoto by Terri Hux­ley

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.

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