FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers will be playing in front of a large crowd from the North Peace Secondary School for the first time ever today.
The Trackers were scheduled to play a home game in Dawson Creek this evening against one of the Edmonton South Side Athletic Club’s two Midget teams. The Trackers previously faced the Athletic Club’s other team in Edmonton on November 13th, and won the game 4-2.
Team manager Sheldon Steele spoke with both teams and arranged to have the game played in Fort St. John, and with a noon start time. Steele says that the idea to change the game time came about after learning that the team had yet to play in front of a home crowd with their fellow students. The NPSS school band will be there to play the national anthem and other songs during the match. Along with students from both NPSS and the Energetic Learning Campus, there will be an additional 600 students from other area schools in the district attending the event.
In addition to students from across School District 60, Steele says that the game will be open to the public, with the admission price set at a non-perishable food item to donate to the food bank. Each person that brings a food item will receive a ticket for a chance to win a prize. The draw for the Trackers’ $5000 Gift Card Christmas raffle will take place during the game.
Due to the North Peace Arena being able to only accommodate 2,000 spectators, Steele says that the stands will fill up quickly, and that anyone wanting to attend will need to arrive early.
The puck drops at the North Peace Arena today at 12:30 p.m.