In their second game of the regular season the Drumheller Dragons hosted the Camrose Kodiaks, a re-match of last year’s playoff opponent.
It was a game in which the Kodiaks would come out strong in the first period and out shoot the Dragons 16-4 but behind solid goaltending from Jonny Hogue the Dragons would lead 1-0 on a shorthanded goal from Levi Wunder.
Coach Curran “Camrose came out very strong and had us on our heels for the most part and Jonny did what we expected from him giving us a chance to win. Although we played somewhat better in the second and third we have to learn that at this level you have to be prepared to play for 60 minutes and we need to recognize that. Camrose won and they deserved to.”
The second period was a game of momentum changes as the Kodiaks would tie the score only to have Dragons new comer Wade Wylie score his first goal of the season to make it 2-1. However several minutes later Camrose would score twice to take the lead and at the end of the second it would be 3-2 for the Kodiaks.
In the third the Kodiaks,as we've come to expect, would tighten up and play a strong period. Drumheller had a few scoring opportunities but were unsuccessful. The Kodiaks would score on an empty net and the game would end 4-2.
Brian Curran, “It is early in the season but we as a team have to be ready to play every night and we should demand that from ourselves.There is work to be done but I am very confident in this team.”
Next game: Drumheller will host the Okotoks Oilers this Wednesday, September 16th at 7pm.