The northern road trip continued on Saturday night in Bonnyville where your Dragons took on the Bonnyville Pontiacs.

The Pontiacs went into the game leading the AJHL North Division only losing two games at home this season and have not lost in regulation in 10 games.  It looked to be a tough test for the Dragons but they were up to it tonight.

The Dragons had a great start to this game and opened the scoring early off.  Derrick Budz scored his third of the year with assists from Dawson Bruneski and Kaden Hanas at 3:05 into the period.  Drumheller out played Bonnyville in the period and capitalized on another opportunity as Brett Edwards snapped a quick shot from the slot only five feet from the goal to give the Dragons a two goal lead.  It was Edwards' 13th goal on the year from Roc Truman.  The period would end with Drumheller leading 2-0.

In the second, Drumheller started on the power play but could not score.  They did continue to control the game with great play in their own zone, helping goaltender Daniel Allin.  Bonnyville did get some pressure in the later part of the period but could not solve Allin.  The period would end with Drumheller still leading 2-0.

The third started with the Dragons again on a two man advantage.  Just a couple of seconds after the first penalty expired, Scout Truman would score a very important goal, his third of the season, from Jordan Taupert and Eric Martin.  That goal would be key as Bonnyville would cut the deficit to two goals at the 2:21 mark when Jaden York scored.  Then with just over ten minutes left in the game, the Pontiacs made it a one goal game Ethan Leyer snapped a shot from the point that Dragons goalie Daniel Allin didn't see.  Allin would be put to the test as Bonnyville would fire 27 shots at him in the third period. The Pontiacs would pull their goalie with just over a minute left in the game but could not get the equalizer.  The Dragons would get their second win of the weekend.

Shots on Goal

Bonnyville - 60

Drumheller - 31

Power Play

Bonnyville - 0 for 5

Drumheller - 1 for 4

Hardest Working Dragon - Scout Truman

3 Stars

  1. Daniel Allin (DRU - 58 saves)
  2. Isaac Saniga (BON)
  3. Brett Edwards (DRU)

The Dragons don't have much time to celebrate as they prepare for an afternoon affair in Lloydminster with the Bobcats.  The game begins at 2:30 with the Riverside Value Drug Mart Pregame Show at 2:15pm with Jason Blanke. 

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