Raleigh, NC – The Dragon’s most recent set of games yielded a positive result and a tight series between the Raleigh Pro squad and the Pennsylvania Typhoon. In the Pro division, the Typhoon proved to be a solid match against the Dragons as they challenged the Raleigh team at every point in the series. The Dragons received significant production from a familiar face to the organization in David Howard while any slack was picked up by consistent point producer, Ray Matz. Raleigh’s most difficult scoring tandem to overcome in the Typhoon line up was in Cody Helwig and Brian Yingling. Both Helwig and Yingling combined for a total of 12 points on the first day of the series alone. Dragon forward David Howard proved to be a significant contributor to the scoreboard as he lit up Typhoon goaltender, Mitchell Reinhold, with a hat trick in the final game on December 18.
The Raleigh Dragons Minor division team managed a nearly pristine record with only one loss to show for the Saturday and Sunday series against the Pennsylvania Monsoon. Considerable point production was culled from Dragons’ forward Chris Shepard. Thrashing goaltenders with two hat trick games, Shepard was a leader in the Raleigh minor team’s success against the Monsoon. Additional point production was also seen from brothers Philip and Owen Marschall in which both provided consistent offensive pressure. Additionally, goaltender Char Asekhauno displayed marvelous form and athleticism in net for the Dragons and allowed for the minor team to cruise to a nearly perfect record on the weekend.
Attendance was greatly appreciated in the Dragons’ first home series! Thank you for coming out to support the team and we look forward to seeing even more attendance for the next home series on January 8th!