Bantam Trackers split weekend home series, tied for third in standings

The Bantam Trackers hosted a two-game series at home this weekend against the second-place North Zone Kings, November 30 and December 1. The Trackers came away with a split, losing the first game 7-5, but winning the second 3-2. 

The win moved the Trackers (5-3-1) into a tie for third place in the B.C. Bantam AA Zone league with 11 points, three back of the Kings for second place with a game in hand.

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The Kings lead 4-1 early in the second period of the first game, but the Trackers chipped into the lead with goals from Landon Alexander, Maddox Pierce and Cayden Lindstrom. Grayden Alexander scored on a breakaway to tie the game up at 4-4 late in the second period.

The Trackers came all the way back to take the lead in the third with Lindstrom's second goal of the night. Unfortunately, the home team was unable to stop the Kings from storming back to win the game, 7-5.

On December 1, Kevin Unruh got things started with a goal from a wrist shot on the powerplay. After the Kings tied it up in the second, Lindstrom put the Trackers back up in front. Reid Norman put his team up 3-1, and the Trackers held on in a tough third period for the 3-2 win. Ben Delisi got the win for the Trackers. 

Grayden Alexander is seventh in the league in scoring with 15 points (10 goals, 5 assists). 

The Trackers are back on the ice December 7 (2:15 p.m.) and 8 (8:30 a.m.) in Prince George for two games against the first place Central Zone team. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca

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