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Dragons 6 Warriors 11

18/09/2017 – 8:25 pm

The Dragons welcomed a powerful Whitley Warriors team to The Den on Sunday, with high hopes of building on their first win of the season, the previous weekend.
The Warriors were fast out of the blocks in what turned out to be a seesaw, roller coaster of a game.  Warriors experienced player/coach Longstaff scored first on 2:34, before former Dragon Kippin got the first of his …

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Dragons 6 Warriors 11

18/09/2017 – 8:25 pm
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The Dragons welcomed a powerful Whitley Warriors team to The Den on Sunday, with high hopes of building on their first win of the season, the previous weekend.

The Warriors were fast out of the blocks in what turned out to be a seesaw, roller coaster of a game.  Warriors experienced player/coach Longstaff scored first on 2:34, before former Dragon Kippin got the first of his 4 goals, in the 7th minute.  The Dragons struggled to create any pressure on the visitors goal in the first 10 minutes but had managed to stop the rot and were gradually getting back into the game.

Skipper #5 Parsons opened The Dragons account on the 12th minute and Pocket Rocket #10 Chapel brought the teams level in the 18th minute.

Going into the second period, the Dragons were killing a penalty, but from the face off #77 McKenzie, burst through a flat-footed Warriors defence to smash home from the top of the circles and gave the home team the lead for the first time in the game.  The Dragons quickly doubled their lead with #12 Wigglesworth finishing bravely on the power play.

The Dragons were putting together a great middle period and despite a brace of goals from Kippin, the Dragons maintained their 2-goal league with excellent team goals from #14 Brodin and #73 Dippnall.  The Dragons ended the second period 6-4 to the good and looked set for the Home team to push on and secure their second win of the season.

The Warriors, however, had other ideas.  They grabbed a 5th goal almost straight from the face off, then after a couple of cheap penalties quickly grabbed two further power play goals to take the lead.  Four minutes into the third period the Warriors had scored again to take a 9-6 lead and affectively kill off the game.  The Warriors added 2 further goals.   Final Score Dragons 6 , Whitley Warriors 11.

A quite frankly shell-shocked Dragons crowd left the Den wondering exactly what they had just witnessed.  We took the opportunity to catch up with Dragons Player/Coach Scott McKenzie shortly after the game for his thoughts on what had just happened.  An always honest and frank McKenzie said

“My first reaction is to apologise to our fans for that third period performance.  We will take some time to work out exactly what went wrong and make sure it doesn’t happen again.  We have a very honest locker room.  We showed in the second period that we had more than enough to compete with Whitley Warriors, but a 3 minute brain freeze at the start of the 3rd period absolutely killed us.  Poor decision making and cheap penalties have to be cut out.  The boys make mistakes, but they wont dwell on those mistakes.  That’s when you know you have a bunch of guys worth persevering with.  Right now this really hurts, but we only know how to move forward and that’s what we will do at training next week, ready for a testing double header next weekend”

 

Dragons Man of the Match #11 Jordan Bannon.

 

Bird Flies In!!

13/09/2017 – 5:58 pm
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Dragons 4 Barons 3

10/09/2017 – 10:27 pm
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Tough Start To Season For The Dragons

04/09/2017 – 7:46 pm
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The Dragons suffered two heavy defeats at the weekend at the hands of Billingham and Solway respectively
Saturday saw the Dragons travel to the North East to face Billingham Stars at the Forum Arena The Stars raced to a five nil before the Dragons could get on the scoreboard but it was too little too late and the Stars ran out 11-3 winners
Sunday night saw …

Dragons Snap Up Dippnall

31/08/2017 – 5:59 pm
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The Dragons Ice Hockey Club have made a statement of intent according to Head Coach Scott McKenzie as they announce the signing of former Widnes Wild Captain Shaun Dippnall. Dippnall joins The Dragons after 4 seasons with the Wild in the NIHL2 Laidler Conference racking up an impressive 58 goals and 138 assists …

Dragons Pre Season Round-up

29/08/2017 – 6:00 pm
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The Dragons completed their pre season with a double header weekend against the Altrincham Aces. Both teams battled hard for 120 minutes with The Dragons getting the better of their Mancunian opposition during both encounters. Saturday night saw The Dragons travel along the M56 to the Altrincham Ice Dome to face an Aces …

Dragons Add Experience To The Roster

25/08/2017 – 5:59 pm
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The Dragons are delighted to announce the signings of Steve Hetherington and Brian Worrall for their 2017/18 Moralee Conference campaign. Hetherington joins The Dragons from the Blackburn Eagles where he most recently won the Laidler Conference Trophy last season. A two way centreman who’s work ethic and commitment may go somewhat unnoticed at …

Prospects Shine In First Pre Season Fixture

24/08/2017 – 11:12 am
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Dragons Player Coach Scott McKenzie is happy with the way his team started their pre season even though the Solihull Barons were able to see his side off with a 10-6 win at Hobbs Moat Road, Solihull.
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Dragons 2 Announce Their Roster

23/08/2017 – 12:22 pm
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Dragons Face Stars and Sharks in opening Weekend

17/08/2017 – 9:59 am

The Dragons will begin their Moralee Conference campaign on the 2nd of September with a trip North to face the Billingham Stars. The following evening (Sunday 3rd September) will see the reigning league champions Solway Sharks visit The Den in what will be a tough opening weekend for The Dragons. Player Coach Scott McKenzie is relieved that the NIHL1 league fixtures have finally been released; …

Bennett’s Back !

16/08/2017 – 5:57 pm
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The Dragons Ice Hockey Club are delighted to announce the signing of Owen Bennett. Bennett returns to The Den after a season with Telford Tigers NIHL and will wear the number #24 jersey for The Dragons during their upcoming Moralee Conference campaign.
The Dragons Player Coach Scott McKenzie is very happy to have brought …