Trackers get win at home against Fort McMurray

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers went 1-and-1 over the weekend.

Visiting the Grande Prairie Athletic Club on Friday night, the Trackers stayed even through the first thanks to a goal by Keenan Halverson assisted by Connor Kindrat and Logan Kimmie. The GPAC struck with a pair of goals in the second, and the Trackers had an answer for only one of them, as Connor Bowie scored with less than a minute in the period assisted by Nathan Bragg and Nick Vanderploeg. Trailing 3-2 into the third, the Trackers were unable to find the Grande Prairie net, and lost 4-2 after an empty-netter.

On Saturday afternoon the Trackers hosted the Fort McMurray Midget Oil Barons, and got off to a promising start as captain Joel Bourgeois scored a pair of goals, the first of which was on the powerplay, assisted by Jeridyn Loewen and Aiden Craig-Steele. The Oil Barons got on the board early on in the second, but Nick Vanderploeg replied on the powerplay less than five minutes later helped by Bourgeois and Bowie. That would end up being the eventual game winner, as Logan Kimmie added some insurance for the Trackers, assisted by Craig-Steele.

The Trackers are back in action on Saturday when they host the Canadian Athletic Club Butchers and Packers Midget squad in Dawson Creek at 7:30 p.m.