Your Drumheller Dragons took to the road on Thursday night to face a team they are in a battle with for positioning in the AJHL South Division standings.
The Calgary Mustangs were sitting one point behind the Dragons in fourth place going into their game. Father David Bauer Arena is a tough place to play as the ice surface is olympic sized which makes it so there is a lot of space out there. The game would be the 100th time the two teams have faced each other in the regular season and playoffs in Dragons history.
Defense would be the name of the game in this matchup. In the first period, neither team could score. Both had their opportunities but Daniel Allin for the Dragons and Ashton Abel for the Mustangs stopped everything that came their way. Calgary outshot Drumheller 10-6 in the period.
The two teams would head to the second period tied 0-0. Early on in the period, Calgary Mustang Jackson Salt would take a tripping penalty and it would prove to be costly. At the 4:18 mark, Scout Truman would score his 6th of the season from Shane Ott and Jordan Taupert on the man advantage to give the Dragons the 1-0 lead. That would be how the period would end with again Calgary outshooting Drumheller 10-9.
In the third, the goaltenders would put on a show. Again, nothing would get by Daniel Allin or Ashton Abel. The Mustangs would pull Abel for the extra attacker but could not score. Drumheller would get an empty-net goal with one second remaining but it would be waived off. The final would end up with the Dragons holding on to the 1-0 win. With the win, Drumheller moves to three points up on Calgary and remains in third place. The also close the gap between themselves and Okotoks who now sit nine points ahead in second place. The Camrose Kodiaks also won on Thursday and now sit in fourth place, two points back of the Dragons.
Shots on Goal
Drumheller - 28
Calgary - 29
Drumheller -1 for 5
Calgary - 0 for 4
- Daniel Allin (DRU 29 Saves on 29 Shots, 2nd shutout this season)
- Ashton Abel (CGY 27 Saves on 28 Shots)
- Scout Truman (DRU 1 goal, GWG)
No rest for your Dragons as they prepare to host the second place Okotoks Oilers, one of those four-point games. Game time is at 7:30 pm at the Drumheller Memorial Arena. The first 100 people in the door get free coffee and the first 50 kids get free Happy Meals. Come down and cheer on your Dragons to victory!!!!