On Saturday, the Slave Lake Thunder travelled to Dawson Creek for an evening tilt with the Tracker Flyers. Unfortunately for the hometown Tracker Flyers, Saturday’s game didn’t exactly go as planned. The Thunder opened the game with three first period goals, a tally which was replicated in the second as well.
After a scoreless first, the Tracker Flyer seemed to find their offensive touch in the second, scoring three goals to bring the score to 6-3 in favour of Slave Lake entering the third.
The Thunder didn’t seem content with a three goal lead in the third, and proceeded to score 5 goals in the final frame, compared to the lone Tracker Flyers’ goal. At the conclusion of the game, the scoreboard read 11-4 for Slave Lake.
Despite the loss, the league’s three leading scorers still managed to add to their point total, as Tracker Flyers’ Logan Daneluck, Jordan Harder and Jade McMullen combined for 6 points.
The lop-sided defeat didn’t discourage the Tracker Flyers, who took to the ice Sunday morning in Fort St. John for a rematch. It was a total opposite game Sunday, as the Tracker Flyers came out with a purpose, scoring five goals in the first. Jade McMullen had a two-goal period, his second being the eventual game winner. McMullen would later go on to complete the hat-trick in the third.
The game would continue through the second and third on the same offensive pace, with the Tracker Flyers finding twine 8 more times, for a 12-4 final.
Multiple Tracker Flyers recorded multi-point games Sunday. The league’s leading scorer Jade McMullen had a hat-trick, Logan Daneluk also had a hat-trick and added three assists, Jardan Harder had a goal and three assists and Thomas Webster earned four assists.
Tracker Flyers goalie Daimon Derouin made 24 saves for the win.
Following the down and up weekend, the Tracker Flyers now sit tied with Grande Prairie atop the NAMHL’s North Black Division with an impressive 9-2-2 record.
The boys will next hit the road for consecutive road games. Saturday, Nov. 25 they will travel to Beaumont to play the Braves, then Sunday, Nov 26 they will travel to Strathcona to do battle with the Warriors.
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