Heindel, Junior Golf Champ

Drumheller Dragons defenseman, #4 Adam Heindel, picked up some championship hardware of a different variety over the summer.

The Red Deer, AB native is riding a wave of success into his second season with the Dragons, fresh off a Junior Club Championship win on his hometown course, the Lacombe Golf and Country Club.

“The end of the year, I spent a lot of time at the golf course so I was like, ok I’ll go in and play,” explains Heindel. “I ended up winning, so it was fun.”

Dragons defenseman, #4 Adam Heindel. (Bryan Wilson / BTBW Media)

Now off the green and onto a Dragons blue-line that features seven defensemen over six-feet tall. Heindel (5″10) employs an agile skating style, with an ability to outlet quickly from the defensive zone. He is a valuable asset to the Dragons’ special teams and he feels his speed and agility is an important factor to have success on the ice.

“Well it’s huge, just getting away from checks,” Heindel explains.

“If you’re standing still it’s obviously easy to get hit. I just try and keep my feet moving…jumping in on the play.”

Heindel, 18, is in his second AJHL season. He has registered a goal and an assist (2 Pts.) in his first 4 games played this season.