Dragons Winning Streak Comes to an End
The Drumheller Dragons were unable to extend their winning streak last night at home in a battle against the Olds Grisslys. The hometown Halloween crowd was treated to an action packed physical game more so than last Saturday’s game in Olds. The Dragons have played 13 of their 18 games on the road so far this season.
Olds came out strong and pushed the play in the first period and at 2:05 the Grizzlys would be the first to score with a power play goal by Olsen. The Dragons would fight back and Isaac Schacher, who has had back to back games with goals, would score to tie the game at 6:28. At 17:40 with great hustle Levi Wunder would out skate the Grizzlys defenceman to give the Dragons a 2-1 lead at the end of the period.
In the second period both teams battled hard with solid hits. Olds Sutter scored the lone goal of the period from the point and tied the game at 2 apiece.
Battling and strong play would continue into the third but it was the Grizzlys that would capitalize on their chances. Drumheller had several key scoring opportunities but would be unsuccessful losing 5-2.
Coach Curran, “I thought that both teams came out to battle tonight and I certainly think that we worked hard and had some great chances at crucial times in the game to extend our lead. You have to give the Grizzlys credit as we had some chances in the slot that they were able to get their sticks on or their young goalie made key saves. We are playing much better but as of late but we just have to keep improving in our zone and in our decisions with the puck in transition out of our zone.”
Dragons will be at home for the next three games, first up will be on Wednesday, November 4 at 7pm against the Lloydminster Bobcats, the host team of the RBC this season.