Bell’s Blog Feb 24-Mar 2

this week in Dragons history, February 24 – March 02

Feb.24, 2006….rookie Jeff Young nets his 20th goal of the season in a
4-3 loss against Brooks at the Arena. #8 got the milestone goal on veteran
goaltender Kyle Richter of the Bandits.

Feb.24, 2011….AJHL rookie-of-the-year Cole Cheveldave kicks out all 26
shots the Camrose Kodiaks fired his way to lead the Dragons to a 2-0
victory at the Edgeworth Center in game one of their opening round playoff
series two years ago. Unfortunately, the Dragons dropped the series in four
games to the Kodiaks.

Feb.24, 2012….game one of the first round of playoffs started for the Dragons
in Okotoks, and despite a brilliant 33 save performance by “the Northstar Wizard”,
Braden Gamble, the Oilers nipped the Dragons 3-2. They would also win game
two 3-2, this time in overtime. Game three the Oilers prevailed 5-3 at the Arena
to complete a misleading sweep. The series last year could just have easily went
the other way, all three games were that close.

Feb.25, 2006…..rookie Brandon Knelsen broke his brother's record for assists in a
season by a rookie when he earned his 36th of the season in a 4-1 loss at Brooks.
Dion had set the record just seven games earlier when he topped Braden Desmet's
previous mark of 33 set in 2003-04.
Kyle Richter also held the high-flying Dion K. off the scoresheet, snapping Dion's
record-tying goal scoring streak at 6 games. #9 had scored at least one goal in
6 straight from February 12th through the 24th (going 9-4=13 in the streak) to
tie linemate Derek Werenka's team record.

Feb.25, 2007….6 years ago this week rugged defenseman Kyle Fehr played his 100th
regular season game as a Dragon. #12 was held scoreless in a wild 7-6 overtime loss
against the Calgary Royals. Kyle became the 16th Dragon to play 100 games. He
went on to appear in 190 regular season games as a Dragon, second all-time.

Feb.28, 2006….the Dragons ended the 2005-06 regular season by defeating the
Camrose Kodiaks 4-2 in Camrose. The club ended the season with a record of
28-21-11, setting new franchise records for wins and points as they finished in
third place in the South division, one point back of second place Olds, just two
points behind first place Camrose in a tightly contested race that went right to the
wire. Club rookie-of-the-year Dion Knelsen had one goal in the game, finishing the
season with a team record 39 goals. #9 also led the club with a record-setting 16
powerplay goals.

February 27 Justin Ruggiero, who played in 2003-04 and 04-05 turns 29.
February 28 Todd Chinova, from Stratford, Connecticutt turns 24. He came
to the Dragons for final month of 2008-09. Chinova was traded to Melfort of
the Saskatchewan league in the summer of 2009.
March 01 Breyden DeCock, who came to the Dragons partway through
2009-10 celebrates number 23.
March 01 goalie Dylan Tait of Lethbridge, who was also with the club
in 2009-10 will be 22 years old.
March 02 all-time great and former Dragons captain Colin Bergman turns
24. #9 is currently in his third year attending Queen's University and playing for
the Golden Gaels. Colin is studying commerce.
March 02 Calgary native Matt Brown, “the Steady One”, turns 22. Matt
was with the Dragons for 2009-10 and 2010-11 before being traded in the off-
season prior to 2011-12. He played 113 games as a Dragon defenseman. 

Dragons career Leaders….Playoffs….goaltenders

Games Played
1.  10   Jonathan LaRose
2.    8   Steven Legatto
3.    7   Garrett Sheehan
4.    7   Braden Gamble
5.    4   Cole Cheveldave

Minutes Played
1.  610   Jonathan LaRose
2.  513    Steven Legatto
3.  403    Garrett Sheehan
4.  395    Braden Gamble
5.  233    Cole Cheveldave

1.  5   Steven Legatto
2.  4   Garrett Sheehan
3.  4   Jonathan LaRose
4.  1   Braden Gamble
5.  1   Cole Cheveldave

Goals Against Average
1.  2.34   Steven Legatto
2.  2.68    Garrett Sheehan
3.  3.44    Jonathan LaRose
4.  3.60    Cole Cheveldave
5.  3.64    Braden Gamble

Save percentage
1.  .931   Steven Legatto
2.  .914    Braden Gamble
3.  .898    Jonathan LaRose
4.  .895    Garrett Sheehan
5.  .877    Cole Cheveldave

1.   1    Jonathan LaRose
2.   1    Steven Legatto
3.   1    Garrett Sheehan
4.   1    Cole Cheveldave