March 2, 2022
Wednesday afternoon, the Drumheller Dragons made another move to solidify the team for the 2022-2023 season and beyond.
Coy Pighin, a 16 year old forward from Alix, AB, has made the choice to play for the Dragons next season. Pighin is looking forward to suiting up in the orange and black. “It’s pretty exciting knowing that your joining such a top-tier organization and see what the future holds.” According to Pighin, he feels his game will fit well into the Dragons structure with speed and puck movement skills.
Dragons Head Coach and General Manager, Kevin Hasselberg, feels that Pighin will be a great fit for the organization. “Coy is a very special young man. Outside of being a phenomenal hockey player, we believe we have added a player of high character driven by values very similar to ours. The family are amazing people. With who’s graduating from our program, and who is coming in, it should be a seamless transition. We’re super excited to grow his game and have him help grow our program.”
Pighin has had a good season this year with the Yale Hockey Academy U18 Prep team out of Abbotsford. Through 26 games, Pighin has 7 goals and 13 assists, which puts him top 10 in team scoring. His team is wrapping up their regular season with three games left and are preparing for playoffs.
Hasselberg notes that Pighin brings a number of essential skills which will help him move forward with his junior career. “Speed, creativity, physicality, I think when you look at Coy and what he brings to a hockey team, he’s kind of a ‘swiss army knife’, if you want to compare him that way. If you need him to be one way, he will be that way. If you need him to score goals, he will score goals. We’re really tickled about this addition to our program, as we are with all our players. When we put Coy into the mix, with the other players we’ve committed to at this point, it just makes next year more exciting to get to.”
– Jason Blanke