MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013 – The Canmore Eagles will meet the Drumheller Dragons in the first-round of their Alberta Junior Hockey League 2013 playoffs.
The first-round series will be a Best-Of-Five affair, with the first two games being played in Drumheller on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7.
The series will then shift to Canmore for Game Three on Saturday, March 9 and, if necessary, Game Four on Sunday, March 10. Game Five, if necessary, would be played in Drumheller on Tuesday, March 12. The starting times for games in Drumheller is 7:30 pm, and 7 PM for games in Canmore.
The following are some interesting facts relating to the upcoming series between the Eagles and Dragons.

Drumheller Dragons – 29-25-5 – 63 points.
Canmore Eagles – 24-30-6 – 54 points.
Goals For/Goals Against Differential – Drumheller +9, Canmore -67
Penalty Minutes – Drumheller 1,742 min., Canmore 978 min.
The Canmore Eagles have one player (Bryan Arneson) with over 100 minutes in penalties.
The Drumheller Dragons have seven players (Mitchell Gartner, Brennan Baxandall, Ryan Aasman, Bryton Mills, Tyler Kerner, Cavin Leth, Brad Deagle) with over 100 penalty minutes.
Powerplay – Drumheller – 58 goals on 293 opportunities – 19.80% efficiency
                    – Canmore – 59 goals on 334 opportunities – 17.66% efficiency
Penalty Kill – Drumheller  – 65 goals allowed on 319 opportunities (79.62% efficiency)
                     – Canmore – 56 goals allowed on 268 opportunities (79.10% efficiency)
Shorthanded Goals Allowed – Drumheller  6,  Canmore 16
Shorthanded Goals For – Drumheller 12,  Canmore 0

The Eagles and Dragons split their regular season series at three wins apiece. Due to a subsequent forfeiture* by the Dragons due to an ineligible player in their lineup during their Feb. 23 game, the Eagles were officially 4-2 against the Dragons.
*All stats do not include the forfeiture.
Both the Dragons and the Eagles won twice in the other team’s arena.
Canmore won the first three games of the season, while Drumheller won the last three games. The Eagles won the first three games by scores of 3-1, 5-2 and 5-1, while Drumheller won 5-0, 5-3 and 5-3*.
Goals For – Drumheller 19, Canmore 19
Goals Against – Drumheller 19, Canmore 19
Top Canmore Eagle Point Getters – Riley Point 11, Zack Rassell 10
Top Drumheller Dragon Point Getters – Ryan Bloom 9, Bryton Mills 7,

Drumheller outshot the Eagles in five of the six games, and 211-158 overall.
Powerplay – Drumheller –  4 PP goals on 31 opportunities – 13% efficiency rating.
                     – Canmore –  13 PP goals on 46 opportunities – 28% efficiency rating.

NOTEBOOK: The Canmore Eagles would like to run a fan bus to Drumheller for the first two games of the series. Cost will be approximately $45 for the retun trip, not including the game ticket. If interested, please contact Mrya Stevens at ASAP.