Dragons tame Bobcats at home, Taupert becomes franchise scoring leader
The Dragons split their weekend games, losing to Fort Mac on Friday on the road before returning for a back and forth battle with Lloydminister at home Saturday.
Drumheller had a defensive battle on their hands in Fort McMurray November 2, coming out with the loss 2-1 against the Oil Barons, a middle of the pack northern division team with a 8-6-4 record this season. Dawson Bruneski opened the scoring for Drumheller early in the second period but Fort Mac responded with a powerplay goal and another one before the end of the second and that would be it for the Dragons.
But the Dragons rebounded for their Saturday game against the Lloydminister Bobcats and turned it into an offensive display for the home crowd which saw Jordan Taupert become the franchise’s all-time leading scorer. Taupert notched two goals and two assists in what ended being a 7-4 rout of the Bobcats.
The Bobcats started strong with two quick goals in the first half of the first but the Dragons responded quickly with three goals before the siren went to end the period. Drumheller didnt let up, tallying two more goals in the second period before running away with it in the third with back-to-back goals by Taupert within other.
Taupert two minutes has of each consistently been an offensive powerhouse for the Dragons over the last three seasons, tallying 149 points in 136 games played for Drumheller. His quick goals on Saturday dethroned previous record holder Kevin Bui who had 147 points with the team in his time in the den. The 20-year-old Taupert is in his last season of AJHL eligibility.
The Dragons are sitting second in their division with a 14-6 record, behind the red hot Brooks Bandits who are 17-2 on the season.
The club is on the road this week in Calgary, playing against the Mustangs on Thursday, November 8 and the Canucks on Saturday. The team won’t be home until Friday, November 16, when they take on the Sherwood Park Crusaders at 7:30 p.m.
Drumheller beat Lloydminister 7-4 at home on Saturday.