Tracker Flyers unable to track down weekend win

On Friday, Dec.2, the boys were in Leduc, taking to the ice against the Roughnecks. Despite scoring the game's first goal, the Tracker Flyers did not get off to an ideal start, allowing five goals against in the opening frame.

However, the Flyers did make it interesting in the second, netting four goals, compared to Leduc’s one, exiting the second period trailing only 6-5.

The third period started well for the Flyers, who tied the game up at 6-6 only seven minutes into the frame. Unfortunately, the tie did not last, as the Roughnecks scored with seven minutes left in the game, for a final score of 7-6.

Saturday, Dec 3, the Tracker Flyers made their way to Sturgeon, to play the SHC Mustangs. Unfortunately, the usually potent offence of the Tracker Flyers didn’t accompany the team to Sturgeon, as the team only scored one goal, suffering a 4-1 loss. The Tracker Flyers were even close to being shut out, but the team’s lone goal from Collin Mathieson in the third period prevented that from occurring.

Sunday, the boys headed to Camrose to do battle with the Vikings, in search of their first weekend win. Things were looking good for the Flyers, who built a solid four goal lead entering the second portion of the game. Midway through the second, the Flyers led the Vikings 4-0, which shockingly, was not a big enough lead to secure a win.

The Vikings scored five unanswered goals, four of which were scored in the third period, to complete the 5-4 come-from-behind victory.

After adding three losses to their record, the NE B.C. & Yukon Tracker Flyers post a record of 10-5-3, and sit second in the NAMHL’s North Black Division. They trail first place Grande Prairie Strike Energy Storm by only a single point.

After a disappointing last weekend, the Tracker Flyers will only play once this weekend, when they host the West Yellowhead Rockies in Dawson Creek on Saturday, Dec.10.

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