Your Drumheller Dragons met up with the Canmore Eagles in the deciding game of their first round playoff series. The series has been decided in overtime for the first four games, so everyone knew it was going to be a good game.
Drumheller came out strong in the first period. The Dragons outshot the Eagles 12-2 in the first period but could not get anything past Canmore goalie Thomas Davis. The game remained tied 0-0 through the first period.
In the second, much of the same. Canmore put on more pressure but Dragons goalie, Hunter Virostek was up to the task. Both teams had their chances but could not score. After 40 minutes, the game was still deadlocked at 0-0.
Drumheller would take the lead in the third when Brady Risk would score on the powerplay at the 5:44 mark which raised the hopes of the Dragons faithful. Drumheller continued with momentum after the goal but could not extend the lead. Off a faceoff win, Canmore would tie the game on a quick snapshot by Quinton Ong with 5:31 left. Then, only 19 seconds later, Ong would score after streaking in front of the net. Drumheller would try to get the equalizer. They would pull Hunter Virostek but in the confusion, would have seven players on the ice. With the penalty, it made things more difficult but Jordan Taupert would draw a penalty with 14 seconds left in the game. Drumheller had a great scoring chance off the faceoff with 1.4 seconds left but there was not enough time. The final would be 2-1 in favour of the Eagles and Canmore would win the series 3 games to 2.
That will end the junior hockey careers for Brett Edwards, Alex Rotundo, Jordan Taupert, Hunter Virostek, Bradley Stonnell, and Dawson Bruneski, who will all move on from the Dragons this year. The Dragons Awards Banquet will be announced soon.