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On Friday, Dec. 16, the Tracker Flyers were in Barrhead, Alta. to play the Steelers. The Tracker Flyers seemed to have left their usually potent offense on the bus, as the Steelers handed out a 6-1 beating.

The Tracker Flyers’ lone goal came off the stick of the league’s leading scorer Jade McMullen.

Following the loss, it was right back on the bus, as the team travelled to Saskatchewan to play the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers in a much closer match then the previous evening.

With the first period finishing scoreless for both teams, the second frame produced some goal scoring, with the Rangers striking first approximately five minutes into the second. However, the Flyers would rally to tie the game 7:30 into the second, with the team’s first goal coming off the stick of Ryan Friesen.

With the game knotted at 1-1 at the beginning of the third period, it only took the league’s leading scorer to put the Tracker Flyers ahead. Jade McMullen scored his 38 goal of the season, giving the Flyers a 2-1 lead, which would go on to be the final score.

Jordan Harder had himself a two point game with two assists, and Ryan Friesen also added an assist on McMullen’s game-winner for a two point game as well.

Michael Chute made 28 saves to record the win in net for the Tracker Flyers.

With one win and one loss, the Tracker Flyers headed to Slave Lake Sunday, Dec. 18 in hopes of finishing the weekend with a winning record against their division rival Thunder. The Thunder proved to be a challenging opponent for the Flyers, as the teams finished the game tied at 5-5. Once again, McMullen’s scoring touch was put on display, as he scored twice in the game, improving his goal tally on the year to 40 goals in only 21 games played.

After a 1-1-1 weekend, the Tracker Flyers still sit in second place in the NAMHL’s North Black Division, sitting two points behind Division leading Grande Prairie Strike Energy Storm.

The Tracker Flyers will now take a break for the holidays and will resume their season on Saturday, Jan.7, 2012, when the team begins a four game homestand against the Northeast Panthers.

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