Slave Lake opened the scoring late in the first period and held that lead into the second frame.
As the second period got underway the Thunder increased their lead to 2-0 a minute and a half in, but the Trackers responded soon after to make the score 2-1. The flurry of goals early in the period continued as Slave Lake made the score 3-1 with 16 minutes remaining. The Trackers didn’t back down despite being down two goals. They cut the deficit to one with a goal with 8:15 left, and tied the game at three with only four seconds left in the period.
The Trackers used the momentum from the end of the second period to take the lead early in the third as they scored 38 seconds in to take a 4-3 lead. Unfortunately for the Trackers, Slave Lake would score twice in the final eight minutes as they won 5-4.
Scoring in order for the Trackers were Kelsey Young, Wes Shipton, Kelsey Young, and Jarrett Malchow.
Tavis Veins was in goal for the Trackers as he stopped 35 of the 40 shots he faced in the game.
Next up for the Trackers is a game on Saturday as they skate with the Grande Prairie Storm in Dawson Creek at 7:30 p.m.