this week in Dragons history, January 27 – February 02
January 28, 2005…..defenseman Arlo Hadland became the 5th Dragon to
play 100 career games. The Fort St. John, BC native played two seasons with
the Dragons, 2003-04 and '04-05. He played a total of 113 games in the
orange and black, scoring 5-23=28. From the Dragons he went to play with
the SAIT Trojans in 2005-06, then returned to Fort St. John, where he played
for the Senior Flyers, winning an Allan Cup in 2009-10. Arlo Hadland turned 28
last December 7th.
Jan.28, 2011…..the “Toye Cannon” blasted into the record books up in
Spruce Grove. Marcus Toye became the 29th Dragon to reach 100 games
played during a 3-2 overtime loss to the Saints. #27 was held off the scoresheet
in his centennial game.
Jan.29, 2008…..the Dragons were in Brooks, where they fought to a 3-3 tie
with the Bandits, earning one point in the standings. The point gave them 68
on the season, setting a new record for the team, breaking the old mark of
67 set in 2005-06. The club would end the season with 79 points.
Jan.29–Feb.04, 2011…..Cole Cheveldave and the Dragons won a season
high 3 games in a row, with Chevy recording shutouts in two of the games,
January 29 at Sherwood Park #38 kicked out all 38 shots directed at him
by the Crusaders to post his first AJHL shutout. He blanked the visiting
Camrose Kodiaks a few days later at the Arena to get his second of the
Jan.30.2006…..a big night for a big man in Dragons history. A.J. Mikkelsen
reached two milestones in Calgary during a 2-1 overtime win over the Canucks.
In the first period #12 got an assist on Derek Werenka's 31st goal of the
season to set a new franchise record for career assists. His 62nd assist
broke the existing mark of 61 by Braden Desmet, set during the 2003-04,
04-05 seasons. Later, Mikkelsen scored the overtime game-winner to set
another Dragons record. The goal was A.J.'s 7th of the season, breaking
the mark of 6 established by Kaylan Wiancko in 2004-05. A big night for
one of the all-time great Dragons, A.J. Mikkelsen.
Jan.30, 2008…..Kevin Bui broke one of A.J. Mikkeslen's records on this date.
A.J. had set the franchise mark of 47 assists in a season during the 2005-06
campaign. Bui got his 48th helper on Chad Hohmann's 8th of the year in the
second period of a 4-2 win against Brooks at the Arena.
Jan.30, 2010…..The AJHL held their annual All-Star game. Justin Tateson
represented the Dragons up in Fort McMurray. “the Train” earned one assist
for the South in what turned out to be the last all-star game in the AJHL.
Feb.01, 2006…..Dion Knelsen broke a record set by Braden Desmet. The
Dragons rookie got his 29th assist of the year to top Desmet's old mark of
28 which he set in the Dragons first season, 2003-04. It was the first of two
assists Dion earned on the night in a 3-2 win at Canmore. For good measure,
#9 also scored the game winning goal on Ryan Rondeau, his 29th of the year.
Feb.01, 2012…..The Dragons lost 4-3 in overtime at Camrose, wasting a
lightning fast start provided by “the Jet”. Doug Jones scored just 14 seconds
into the game to give the Dragons the early lead, the fastest goal from the
start of a game in Dragons history. Jones' goal was twice as fast as the old
mark of 28 seconds, by Kenton Levesque. “Haywire” had scored quickly
October 9, 2010 in Bonnyville. Jones went even faster. Too bad the Dragons
couldn't hold on for the win.
Feb.02, 2009…..from one very fast Dragon to another. 3 years before the
Jet's quick goal, another Dragon speedster was front and center. Jeff Young
shredded the Canmore Eagles for 3 goals (his 21st, 22nd, 23rd) in a 7-3 win
at the Arena. #8 scored his first two of the night on Jared Anderson, he
victimized Joel Miller for his third of the game in the third period.
Feb.02, 2011…..Dayton Martens joined the Dragons from Revelstoke of the
Kootenay International Junior “B” loop, and paid immediate dividends. Besides
his imposing physical presence, the burly winger scored his first goal as a
Dragon against Okotoks at the Arena to help the Dragons to a 3-2 win.
January 27 Stefan Virtanen from Abbotsford,BC turns 21. Virtanen
came to the Dragons in a trade with Flin Flon in the off-season prior to the
2012-13 season. He was released December 1st and is now playing with the Mustangs.
January 30 two all-time great Dragons share the 30th as the date
of their 25th birthdays. Both Jeff Young and Kyle Fehr turn 25 on the 30th.
January 31 Colten Hayes from Maple Ridge,BC who played all of
2008-09 and part of 2009-10 with the Dragons turns 23.
February 01 goaltender Garrett Storms from Edmonton, who has been
with the team off and on this season, celebrates his 18th birthday.
Dragons Career Leaders, Goaltenders, regular season
1. 114 Jonathan LaRose
2. 84 Braden Gamble
3. 78 Garrett Sheehan
4. 54 Steven Legatto
5. 44 Cole Cheveldave
6. 41 Andy Williams
7. 40 Taylor Johnson
8. 34 Andrew Arklie
9. 25 Adam Beukeboom
10. 23 Matt Mateja
Goals Against Average
1. 2.28 Adam Beukeboom
2. 2.90 Cole Cheveldave
3. 3.02 Jonathan LaRose
4. 3.15 Andrew Arklie
5. 3.34 Garrett Sheehan
6. 3.41 Steven Legatto
7. 3.70 Matt Thomson
8. 3.74 Andy Williams
9. 3.78 Matt Mateja
10. 3.90 Braden Gamble
1. 328 Jonathan LaRose
2. 303 Braden Gamble
3. 244 Garrett Sheehan
4. 157 Steven Legatto
5. 136 Taylor Johnson
6. 122 Cole Cheveldave
7. 113 Andy Williams
8. 101 Andrew Arklie
9. 70 Matt Mateja
10. 64 Dylan Tait
1. 7 Jonathan LaRose
2. 3 Garrett Sheehan
3. 2 Braden Gamble
4. 2 Cole Cheveldave
5. 2 Chris Wray
6. 2 Adam Beukeboom
7. 1 Andrew Arklie
8. 1 Matt Thomson
9. 1 Brandon Stone