FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. and Yukon Trackers are hitting the road for two games in Fort McMurray versus the Barons this weekend.
The Trackers are coming off a weekend where they went 1-1 with a loss to the Peace River Royals and a win against the Sherwood Park Oilers. The series against the Barons gives the team opportunity to jump into first place in the Bouchier Division which is currently held by the Royals. Head coach Gerard Dicaire said, “The two road games against the Barons present a prime chance for us to jump ahead of Peace River in the standings. We have played Fort McMurray earlier this year and were victorious, we are looking to replicate that success.”
The Barons have a big physical team, but Dicaire knows how to counterpunch that style of play. “We need to generate speed by our offense by playing solid defense, that’s our game plan.”
As for injuries, the coach stated that John Herrington and Jayden Piket are still out. Goaltender Tyler MacArthur is the emergency backup for Team Canada Red and can’t travel with the team for their road trip. Dakota Olson will start both games and a goalie from the Bantam team will be his back up.
Saturday’s tilt with the Barons gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s puck drop is 10:45 a.m.