It’s caused a stir around the Drumheller valley, as the Dragons announced that goaltender, Daniel Allin, (’00) will be rejoining the club.
It left some fans surprised when they first found out that Allin would be joining the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League (USHL) to start the 2019-20 season. He was highly regarded as a worthy successor to the Dragons’ all-time wins leader, Hunter Virostek and so it came as a shock to some when he went to Tri-City. He made 28 starts for the Storm this season, posting a 2.71 goals-against average (GAA) and a .885 save percentage (Sv%).
The Dragons really have yet to solidify their crease this season (aside from rookie goaltender Ryley Osland) and perhaps Allin’s departure is a factor. It was arguably his net heading into the season as the Dragons number one goalie and it has been a carousel of goalies trying to fill that
Allin played a back-up role for the Dragons in 2018-19 behind Virostek and the 19-year-old from Edmonton, Alta. put up solid numbers in a limited role in his second Alberta Junior Hockey League season. (He played 5 games for the Drayton Valley Thunder in 2017-18).
Allin appeared in 20 games for the Dragons last season posting a (10-7-3) record with a 2.62 GAA and a .915 (Sv%). He is committed to the University of Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA) in 2020-21.