The Trackers got themselves off to an ideal start to yesterday’s road game, scoring just 43 seconds into the first period, jumping out to a quick 1-0 lead off the stick of Ryan McCallum.
However, the Trackers’ goal seemed to spark the offence of the Royals, who answered back with two first period goals of their own, concluding the period with a 2-1 home team lead.
That lead grew significantly in the second period, courtesy of six unanswered Peace River goals, four of which were earned on the power-play.
Each team scored once in the third period, with Wyatt Gale scoring the Trackers' second and final goal. Gale also registered an assist on the Trackers’ first period goal, finishing the game with two points.
Sunday’s loss was the Trackers’ second loss to the Royals this season, as the two teams met for the first time back on December 1, when the Royals shut out the Trackers 4-0 in Dawson Creek.
Following the weekend affair in Peace River, the Trackers sit 5th of 6 in the NAMHL’s North Black Division with 10 points, but only sit one point behind the SISEC Selects and Fort McMurray Barons, who both are tied for third place with 11 points.
Following Sunday’s tough home loss, the Trackers will hit the road for a very busy three days, beginning this Friday, when they take on the North Central Bulls. The hectic road weekend continues Saturday, when the Trackers are in Leduc to play the Roughnecks, followed by a Sunday road game against the Beaumont Braves.