It is often said that when you look good you feel good and the Drumheller Dragons looked great in their throwback Purple and Gold Drumheller Falcons uniforms. They performed great, as well, going unbeaten (2-0) in a home and home series with the Calgary Canucks.
As both teams sported retro-inspired jerseys for this Heritage series, the Dragons stole the show in their purple and gold inspired jerseys. The Drumheller Falcons were the first Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) team in Drumheller and featured NHL greats like Lanny McDonald, as well as current Dallas Stars GM, Jim Nill. Many of the Falcons alumni were in town on Friday to be honored throughout the game and to watch the current Dragons play, some of whom were seeing it for the first time.
It was a night of nostalgia and inspiration as old and new were brought together in a special event style atmosphere in front of 1100 fans at the Memorial Arena in Drumheller on January 17, 2020, and it happened to be the third time Dragons assistant coach, Kenton Levesque, has been a part of an alumni celebration, which is something he has always enjoyed.
“It’s just so exciting, the fans are awesome and the community really supports it well and we need to pay tribute to those who have left their jersey in a better place,” commented Levesque. “We’re trying to leave our jersey in a better place and it’s great that we get to look up to some of the players that have made Drumheller such a special community.”
In two games against the Calgary Canucks over the weekend the ‘Falcons’ scored 13 goals and allowed just one against, including an 8-0 win on home ice. Daniel Allin picked up his second straight shutout on Friday and has yet to allow a goal since re-joining the Dragons, while affiliate goaltender Garret Fuller made 21 saves for his first-career AJHL win.
The Dragons have won their last 5 games and have outscored opponents 29-6 on this current winning streak.