The Dragons came out a bit shaky in the first period allowing the first goal to Okotoks. Dragons would tie after Chynoweth scored, assisted by King and Mappin scored their first goal of the game and their momentum would continue to increase after that.
Drumhellers' second goal of the period went to Levi Wunder assisted by Chynoweth.
A boarding penalty to Ivey with 8:10 left in the period would allow a pp opportunity for Okotoks but that would not work in their favor.
The Oilers would have a couple of bad turnovers in this period but Okotoks defenseman Beers would continue to break up the Dragons 2 on 1’s and the first period would end 2-1 with Drumheller outshooting Okotoks 11-7 .
The second period would be a rough one with the Oilers coming on very aggressive and scoring a questionable goal 30 seconds into the period. The Dragons net appeared to be off but after referees deliberation the call would go in favor of Okotoks with a 2-2 game.
Okotoks would continue to be strong on the blue line and a fight between Dragons Schofield and Oilers Hayward would get the crowd going and have both booted for game misconduct.
At 6:31 in the period Tyrell Mappins would score his first goal of the season allowing for a one goal lead for Drumheller at 3-2.
A Dragons pp at 8:01 of the second but would be unsuccessful and no goal would be scored. The period would end 3-2 with the Drumheller Dragons displaying solid penalty killing.
The Dragons would start the third period with a one goal lead, with the Oilers outshooting the Dragons 24-20. A penalty filled third and a very vocal Drumheller crowd would make for an exciting third period.Big saves by Xavier Burghardt would keep the Oilers pp unsuccessful as Okotoks continued to turn up the heat as they continued to trail by 1.
With 28-24 shots on goal favoring the Oilers a cross checking penalty to newcomer Angelvedt at 2:48 would allow a Okotoks pp, in addition they would pull their goalie for a two man advantage but the Dragons would hold strong for a 3-2 win.
Coach Brian Curran,” It’s always nice to win a game even when the team does not play well. We had several players that played a great game for us tonight but as a team in order for us to be a top team in our division we are going to have to learn to play as a team and not as individuals.”
Next Game: Dragons will travel to Brooks to play the Bandits Friday, September 18 at 7pm.