Trackers battle Canadian Athletic Club to a draw in Dawson Creek

N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers Facebook page

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – It was a back and forth battle of special teams on Saturday evening as the Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers hosted the Canadian Athletic Club Butchers and Packers in Dawson Creek.

Though Nick Vanderploeg was assessed a tripping penalty in the first minute, Joel Bourgeois managed to get the Trackers on the board first with a shorthanded goal less than a minute on the penalty kill. Aiden Craig-Steele picked off a cross-ice pass by one of the CAC defensemen, then faked the goalie out before feeding Bourgeois a pass for an empty net tap-in.

The two teams continued the even battle into the second period, when the CAC managed to capitalise on a pair of Trackers penalties to go up 2-1 after forty minutes.

In the third, this time it was the Trackers who would strike with the man advantage. With 6:29 left in the final frame, the duo of Bourgeois and Craig-Steele would strike again. Bourgeois fed Craig-Steele for the game tying goal. Neither team could break the deadlock after 60 minutes, and the Trackers walked away with a single point.

The Trackers are back in action next Saturday afternoon when they host the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in Dawson Creek at 4:00 p.m. Starting on Sunday, the Trackers hit the road for four games in Peace River, St. Albert, and Edmonton.

Comments

Have something you'd like to add? Read our comment policy by clicking here.