The Drumheller Dragons will conclude the first weekend of Main Camp with the Annual Black and Orange Intrasquad game with the Miners Cup up for grabs. 36 players will be competing for roster spots including returning players and new recruits. The game is scheduled for Sunday August 27th at 5:00 PM at the Memorial Arena.
The Drumheller Miners were a senior ice hockey team based in Drumheller. Two incarnations of the team existed. The first was a member of the Alberta Senior Hockey League (ASHL) in the late 1930s. The Miners playing in the ASHL featured the five Bentley brothers, Doug, Max, Reg, Roy and Wyatt. Doug, Max and Reg went on to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), while Doug and Max were both elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The second Miners team existed in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1966, the Miners captured the Allan Cup, Canada's national senior championship. The team was then selected to represent Canada in a tour of Europe in the winter of 1966-67. The Miners are believed to be the first free-world hockey team to compete in East Germany during the Cold War.
Dragons Head Coach and GM Kevin Hasselberg had this to say about the Miners Cup: “The history of hockey in Drumheller dates all the way back to the early 1900’s. We are proud to honor the history of hockey in Drumheller and welcome all fans, parents, and volunteers to take a first glance at the players competing for 2017/18 roster spots.”
In place of admission we ask that fans bring a donation for the Drumheller Food Bank. Come out and cheer on the Dragons Prospects!
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