The Trackers got off to a nice start in the game scoring just 22 seconds in. They held a 3-0 lead before the Thunder scored one of their own with 2:43 remaining.
Any doubt about the outcome of the game was erased in the second period. The Trackers scored six unanswered goals to lead 9-1 heading into the third frame.
The Trackers scored early again, this time 36 seconds into the third. They’d add one more to wrap up their scoring in the game. Big Lakes netted three of their own to make the final 11-4.
Scoring in the contest were Kole Comin (3), Dustin Bahm (2), Aiden Tegart, Nolan Lagace, Clayton Lepine, Brad Dixon, Kelsey Young, and Mathew Apsassin.
Sunday’s game was a much different story. There was no scoring in the first, and the Thunder opened the scoring just over two minutes into the second. The Trackers responded with three unanswered goals to lead 3-1.
As the final period began things started to unravel for the Trackers. The Thunder took the lead with three goals in the opening 10 minutes. The Trackers tied the game with 9:54 left, however Big Lakes got two goals in the final five minutes to take the 6-4 win.
The Trackers will play in two games next weekend. They’ll host the Peace River Royals on Friday night, then venture out on the road in Grande Prairie Sunday afternoon.