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Trackers go 1-1-1 on Alberta road trip

#12 Owen Floriant vs the Sturgeon Sting. Photo by Brady Ratzlaff.
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C/Yukon Trackers collected three out of a possible six points over the weekend in central Alberta.

The boys opened their three-game trip on Friday versus the Strathcona ACT Warriors with a 6-3 win as the team never trailed in the contest. Curtis Hammond led the way with three points and Aiden Craig-Steele chipped in with two goals. With the win, the Trackers pushed their winning streak to six games.

Saturday’s affair with the Edmonton Maple Leaf Athletic Club Gologo Wear’s was a close game as the Trackers led after two periods. Three goals in the final period by the home side was the boys undoing as they fell by the score of 5-3. Connor Bowie added a goal and two assists in the loss.

In the trip finale on Sunday, the boys traded goals all game with the Camrose Vikings as the contest ended in a 3-3 tie. Duncan Ross and Nathan Brownlee contributed two points each.

The Trackers sit in second place in the Bouchier Division standings with 13-7-2, seven points behind the first place Peace River Royals.

“It was a tough road trip,” said head coach Gerard Dicairie. “We haven’t been on the road in a month and I don’t know if they boys just forgot how to play on the road or if we just had some mental lapses.” Being game ready is something they will need to get used too for their hockey futures.”

Next up for the Trackers is a two-game series with the visiting Whitecourt Wolverines beginning Saturday at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Puck drop is at 4:30 p.m.

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