Dragons' season wraps up at home
The Dragons went to Brooks on Friday and won to force Game 6 in Drumheller on Sunday night.
The call went out to get as many Dragons fans to the rink for the game and the call was answered. Just under 1400 people took in game 6 at the Memorial Arena and they were treated to a dandy of a game.
The Bandits opened the scoring early in the first. Eleven seconds into the period, Arnaud Vachon snapped a shot from the top of the left circle and it found the back of the net to give the Bandits an early 1-0 lead. The Dragons battled back to tie the game at 10:28, when Brayden Nicholetts scored his first of the playoffs from Dawson Bruneski. The game would remain tied after the first period.
Brooks came out strong in the second. Most of the play in the period was in the Dragons end. The Bandits took the lead at 12:09 when Ryan Mashie scored on the power play. Just under four minutes later, Brooks added to their lead when Will Garin scored his fifth of the post season to make it 3-1 Bandits after two periods.
The Dragons continued to battle and scored early in the third. Brett Edwards drove hard towards the net and potted his fifth of the playoffs from Alex Rotundo and Jordan Taupert. The Bandits regained their two goal lead 1:33 later when Nathan Plessis scored to make it 4-2 Bandits. Brooks would score another at 9:22 when Dennis Cessana, the Bandits captain, scored his second of the post season. Drumheller would get within two once again when Brayden Nicholetts scored his second of the game on the power play from Tyler Kreklewich and Andrew Kartusch. The Bandits would put the proverbial nail in the coffin at 17:11 when Nolan Thompson scored his second of the playoffs to make the final score 6-3 Brooks.
With the win, the Bandits win the series four game to two. This would be the final game in Dragons uniform for captain Andrew Kartusch and Tyler Kreklewich as both of these players are 20 and must move on. It was a pleasure watching these two men develop over their time here in Drumheller. Good luck Andrew and Tyler.
Shots on Goal
Brooks – 27
Drumheller – 17
Brooks – 1 for 6
Drumheller 1 for 4
Hardest Working Dragon – Troy Dudley
Nolan Thompson (BRK)
Brayden Nicholetts (DRU)
Luke Bast (BRK)
The next event for the Dragons is their annual spring camp at the Memorial Arena. Camp runs April 6-8. Come down and see the future of the Drumheller Dragons.
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