Trackers split final two regular season games

Friday’s game one hit the ice in Camrose, where the Trackers jumped out to a 1-0 lead, as Mark Readman scored the lone goal of the first 11:51 into the game.

The Vikings did most of their damage in the second, as the home team scored the only two goals of the second, claiming their first lead of the game 9:55 into the middle frame.

The Trackers tied the game just 2:27 into the third period, but couldn’t reclaim the lead, which proved to be costly, as Camrose scored the game-winner with 5:07 left in regulation.

Saturday was a different story, as the Trackers welcomed the Vikings to Dawson Creek, where they got off to a better start on home ice. The Trackers outscored Camrose 2-1 in the first period, with goals coming from Thomas Webster and Kody McManus, both on the power-play.

The Trackers extended their lead to 3-1 in the second period, when McManus scored his second of the game with 6:03 remaining in the period. However, the Trackers were able to close out the second with that two-goal lead, as the Vikings scored with only 48 seconds left, concluding the period 3-2 for the home team.

Each team scored once more in the third period, with Readman scoring his second of the game, producing a final score of 4-3, as the Trackers wrapped up their regular season with a victory.

Goalie Michael Chute made 28 saves for the final win of the season.

The Trackers will now shift their focus to their first round, best-of-three playoff series with the Fort McMurray Barons, which will be played this weekend in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.