Drumheller continued its northern road trip tonight in Bonnyville as they battled the Pontiacs.
Bonnyville has had some difficulties winning lately as they were coming into tonight's game on a 7 game losing skid. Drumheller was coming off a loss to Ft. McMurray the night before. The last time these two teams met, the Dragons won 2-1 in an exciting game at the Memorial Arena.
Bonnyville got off to a quick start in the first period when Isaac Saniga scored at 3:44 to make it 1-0 Pontiacs. They added another four minutes later when Bobby Young scored from Saniga to make it 2-0 Pontiacs. Drumheller got one back on a great shot by Andrew Kartusch (5th of the year) from Tyler Kreklewich to make it 2-1 Bonnyville. Bonnyville out shot Drumheller 14-12 in the period.
Early in the second, Bonnyville regained the two goal lead when Carson Erhardt scored to make it 3-1 Pontiacs. Drumheller tried to get something started later in the second when Tyson Scott scored from the slot on a reboud for his 4th of the year. Assists went to Jordan Taupert and Brett Edwards. It was 3-2 Bonnyville after 2 with the shots even 21-21.
Bonnyville took control of the game in the third period. The Pontiacs leading scorer Derek Brown scored 1:11 into the period to make it 4-2 Bonnyville. Brayden Goulet added another just over 4 minutes later to make it 5-2 Pontiacs. Drumheller pulled Hunter Virostek for the extra attacker and Bonnyville scored into the empty net with 1:56 remaining with a goal from Lucas Thorne. Final score 6-2 Pontiacs. The Dragons out shot Bonnyville 37-28.
Shots on Goal
Bonnyville – 28
Drumheller – 37
Isaac Saniga (BON)
Sandro Sylvestre (BON)
Hunter Virostek (DRU)
Hardest Working Dragon – Tyson Scott
Drumheller does not have much time to lick its wounds as they head to Lloydminster on Sunday afternoon to take on the Bobcats. We will have that game for you on the home of the Dragons 99.5 DrumFM with the Western GM Pregame show at 2:15 with the Voice of the Dragons Jason Blanke.
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