Trackers come close to ending losing streak over the weekend

The first game for the Trackers came against the St. Albert Crusaders. The Crusaders opened the scoring in the first period and led 1-0 after the opening frame.

The Trackers got the tying goal 2:08 into the second, but the Crusaders were able to restore the lead with three goals. The Trackers would get one more before the period was over as they trailed 4-2 heading into the final stanza.


The Crusaders would add to that lead making it 5-2, but the Trackers chimed in with one more goal to round out the scoring at 5-3 in favour of St. Albert.

Goals for the Trackers were scored by Wyatt Gale, Alex Hanson, and Wyatt Gale. Assists went to Kelsey Young (2), Jarrett Malchow, Wes Shipton, Kohlman Brinsky, and Alex Hanson.

Goalie Tavis Veins stopped 31 of 36 shots in the game.

On Sunday the team took on the PAC Saints. The first period was quiet until the final seconds when the Trackers scored with just five seconds left to take a 1-0 lead.

They would build on that lead in the second as they took a 2-0 lead, but the Saints would cut into that lead before the period was done and trailed 2-1.

The Trackers were unable to hang onto the lead in the third period. The Saints tied the game just 53 seconds into the frame, and got the game winning goal another 53 seconds after that to take the win 3-2.

Goal scorers for the Trackers were Wyatt Gale and Jarrett Malchow, and the assists went to Ryan Friesen, and Wyatt Gale. 

Logan Edwards got the start in goal and stopped 21 of 24 shots.

Next for the Trackers is two home games. The first comes on Friday in Fort St. John at 7:30 p.m. as they take on the Strathcona Warriors. The two teams will do it all against the next afternoon at 1 p.m. in Dawson Creek.