In their second home game this weekend the Drumheller Dragons hosted Drayton Valley on Saturday night in yet another win. The Dragons would walk away with their heads held high and a 7-2 victory. Drumheller has had quite a comeback and their numbers are showing it. To give you an idea of how numbers are important, prior to the the last 3 games the Dragons in 10 games only scored 15 goals. In their last 3 games the Dragons have scored 20. Power play would play a big part in this game as the Dragons would go 3 for 5 with the man advantage but even more the penalty kill would allow no goals on 5 opportunities for the Thunder.
Drumheller would get off to a good start in the first period with a goal by Matt Muzyka, assisted by Wunder and Chynoweth however it wouldn't take long before the Thunder would answer with a goal of their own to tie the game. The Dragons would soon take a lead once again on a power play as Trygve Many Guns, would score assists to Salverda and Filbrandt and make it 2-1. Clint Filbrandt assisted by Schacher and Duncan would add another goal at 13:49 and the Dragons would be up 3-1 at the end of the first.
In the second period the Thunder came out strong and if not for the goaltending of Xavier Burghardt this game might have gotten away from the Dragons. Drayton Valley kept pouring it on but Burghardt was on his game and stopped all 14 shots in the period.
The third period would be a high scoring one for the Dragons as they apparently were trying to make up for not adding to the score in the second period. Ryan Chynoweth, assisted by Falanga would score first on a power play. Drumheller would continue to find the back of the net with goals by Mike Falanga at 8:47(assist: Vermeulen) and Andrew Kartusch at 11:24(assist: Wunder, Muzyka). Drayton Valley would break up the momentum briefly with a goal however the Dragons weren’t done and at 17:09 on a power play Braeden Salverda (assist: Filbrandt, Schacher) would add Drumheller’s last goal of the night bringing it to a 7-2 final.
Coach Curran “Compared to the night before against the Crusaders in this game tonight we didn't seem to have the same intensity as we did the night before. First period wasn't bad and for the most part we controlled it. The second period was a learning experience for us as I thought we came out expecting Drayton to just fold, and that is not what their team does. It however was a positive as in the third we came out and played much better. We are starting to score and it is good to see the boys get rewarded for their hard work.”
The Drumheller Dragons head to Camrose Friday, December 18 to face off against the Kodiaks at 7pm and then to Olds on Saturday, December 19th to play the Grizzlys at 7pm.