Northeast BC U18 Trackers season ends in a first place tie

FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – The Northeast BC & Yukon Trackers swept their final three games of the regular season…

FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – The Northeast BC & Yukon Trackers swept their final three games of the regular season and are tied at first in the rankings.

The Trackers closed out the regular season with three wins over Leduc, MLAC Go Logo Wear, and the Sturgeon Sting.

On March 4th, the Trackers faced off against the Leduc Roughnecks, shutting them out 3-0.

In the first period, Reid Arberry opened the scoring, and MacCoy Willms added to the lead with 2:37 left to go in the first period.

There was no scoring in the second period.

Landon Alexander scored at 2:14 on an empty net to seal the win for the Trackers.

Goaltender Donovan Viens stopped all 21 shots he faced for the shut-out.

Next up, the Trackers beat the MLAC Go Logo Wear in dominant fashion on Saturday, winning 7-2.

It didn’t take the Trackers very long to score the game’s first goal as Mason Loewen quickly put the Trackers on the board with a goal scored 23 seconds into the game (19:37). MacCoy Willms scored at 15:52, and Xavier Burgher’s powerplay goal made it 3-0 (11:36) in the first period.

MLAC Jacob Sims scored at 9:07 in the first period to put his team on the scoreboard.

In the second period, Trackers’ Alexander scored a shorthanded goal at 16:40, and teammate Arberry added to the lead with his goal at 6:34.

MLAC Grant Vandermeer tallied a powerplay goal at 4:05 to give his team a chance to be down by three goals in the third period.

Trackers Sam Loewen put one in the back of the net at 11:06 in the third period. Arberry scored his second game goal in the third period.

On Sunday, the Sturgeon Sting opened the scoring at 9:35 of the first period by Ethan De Champlain.

The 1-0 lead didn’t last very long as Trackers forward Xavier Burgher scored at 8:51 to get the Trackers into the game and on the scoreboard.

De Champlain tallied his second goal in the second period at 7:57. The Tracker’s Ethan Hofstrand tied the game up at 2-2 with a powerplay marker, and then Landon Alexander scored at 0:54 in the second period on the powerplay to put the team up 3-2.

Ryan Bookham scored the game-winner (17:18) in the third period before MLAC’s Ryan Rivard tried to keep the team in the game nail-biter at 1:04 left to go in the final frame.

The Trackers held on for a 4-3 win, ending their season with a 23-4-5 and tying them with the CAC Butchers & Packers for first overall in the league.

Next up, the Trackers head south to Cloverdale on March 18th for BC Provincials.

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