Elder in a Unique Spot

With a late arrival to a new team, goaltender Cale Elder has a chance to solidify himself between the pipes in Drumheller.

The Drumheller Dragons are in a transition stage as they adjust to a younger infusion of players, all of whom are trying to establish their identity in the AJHL. With the team currently sitting in third spot in the South Division, Dragons head coach/GM, Kevin Hasselberg, made a move to acquire Elder from the Lloydminster Bobcats back on September 23, 2019.

“Cale came here in unusual circumstances with a team that is still finding itself and learning how to play as a unit, both defensively and offensively,” explains Hasselberg. “I think that we’ve proven up to this point that if we need to score goals, we are capable of scoring goals, but we still have to learn how to keep those goals out of our net.”

Hasselberg went on to mention the performance of Elder has, at various moments in his previous starts, showed flashes of brilliance, making timely saves to keep his team in the game.

“Cale made some spectacular saves against Sherwood Park and some of the goals that beat him were goals you’d see on TSN highlight clips.”

Elder (Saskatoon, SK) has made 5 starts in net since joining the Dragons, posting a 3-2 record with 3.72 goals against average (GAA) and an .872 save percentage (Sv%).