Dragons battling to maintain second-place spot
The Dragons are maintaining their second-place spot in their division behind the seemingly uncatchable Brooks Bandits, splitting their November games with four wins out of nine games played.
Brooks leads the division with 48 points and a 24-2 record, leaving Drumheller (34 pts) playing with both Canmore and Okotoks at their heels (both at 31 points).
The Dragons are coming off a one-game homestand Sunday which saw them lose 4-3 to the Grande Prairie Storm. A late powerplay goal by Eric Martin in the third period saw them get close to tying the game but the team couldn’t get one past the Storm’s netminder, despite outshooting the club 37 to 30.
On Tuesday last week, the team hosted another northern division team when the Drayton Valley Thunder entered the Dragon’s Den. The Dragon’s blanked the Thunder 2-0, with goals coming from Shane Ott and Max Kathol, both in the second period. Drumheller goaltender Hunter Virostek was the home star of the game after stopping all 31 shots from Drayton Valley.
Over half way through the season now, Jordan Taupert leads the team with 28 points on 11 goals and 17 assists, adding onto his record as the Dragons all-time leading scorer. Brady Risk leads the team in goals with 13 goals, and Brett Edwards and Roc Truman are sitting on 12.
Drumheller’s next game is at Fort McMurray on Friday, and the team will be on the road until December 7 when they host the Okotoks Oilers.