The Drumheller Dragons came out strong at last night’s Jeff Hendricks Memorial game against the Calgary Mustangs resulting in a 3-0 victory. After losing their last two games at home this win is just the kickoff to a busy weekend that the team was hoping for. The hometown crowd and families in attendance for parents’ weekend were treated to some great hockey in a night of disallowed allowed goals, stellar goaltending and a penalty shot.
The game would start with a goal by Matt Muzyka getting the Dragons on the board first. Several minutes later on a power play it would be Clint Filbrandt who would score to make it a 2-0 lead.The Dragons had several additional scoring chances but missed nets and great saves by the Mustangs young goaltender would send Drumheller into the second with a 2-0 lead.
The 2-0 lead from Muzyka and Filbrandt’s goals in the first would continue through the second period. There were great opportunities for both teams to capitalize on however no goals would be added to the scoreboard thanks in part to great goaltending.
In the third period Dragons goaltender Jonny Hogue, who’s been playing well his last several games, made some key saves at critical times securing his second shutout of the season.The Mustangs would get a few breaks keeping the Dragons goal count down with three disallowed goals. Twice it appeared Drumheller scored but the net had come off in both cases and the goals would be waved. Ryan Chynoweth looked as though he had scored but the goal was called offside for the third disallowed goal of the evening. Levi Wunder would be unsuccessful on a penalty shot but would later score an empty net goal and the Dragons would skate away with a 3-0 win.
Coach Curran, “There were a lot of positives in the game and it is good to see Jonny play well along with several other players who have also had very strong games. In the first period I thought we played well and could have had a few more goals. We need to learn to keep the pressure on teams when we have them down, but overall we are playing better and we need to keep this going to build our confidence.”
Thank you to the Hendricks family and Jeff Hendricks Memorial Scholarship Committee for their continued support and commitment to the Drumheller Dragons and their gracious annual contribution that is awarded to a deserving player with the team. – Drumheller Dragons Team & Ownership
The Dragons host the Canmore Eagles for RBC Game Night Saturday, November 7 at 7:30pm.