The Trackers’ weekend began in Grande Prairie, taking on the Strike Energy Storm in some pre-season action, resulting in a 4-3 win. It was a solid performance from the team from northeast B.C. who scored twice in the third to finish with the victory.
Saturday, the team headed to Peace River for a tilt against the Royals. The offence continued to roll for the Trackers, who outscored Peace River 2-1 to secure their second win in a row.
However, fatigue and a long weekend on the road caught up to the boys, who, following the win over Peace River, travelled to Whitecourt to take on the Spruceland Ford Wolverines, resulting in a 6-1 loss.
The scoreboard wasn’t the only loss suffered by the Trackers, as five of the team’s players were forced to leave the game due to injuries.
Luckily, the team has a solid week until their next game, hopefully providing those injured adequate time to heal up.
Their next time on the ice will be September 30, when the Trackers begin their regular season in Slave Lake.
They will make their regular season home debut with back-to-back games, the first taking place in Dawson Creek Oct. 20, and in Fort St. John Oct 21. Both will be against the very same Slake Lake Thunder.