Though NEBC Midget Trackers are nearing the end of the season, their schedule hasn't let up quite yet. The team was in Calgary last weekend, Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 for the IHA Calgary Mid Season Challenge, and wound up winning the whole thing.
The Trackers began the tournamnet by going 3-0 in the round robin, including wins over IHA (7-1), Edge (3-2) and Fort Saskatchewan (6-1). In the semi-final, the Trackers beat St. Albert 5-1 despite being outshot 26-24, and the team continued to dominate in the final against the NW Bruins, outshooting them 37-23 and winning 4-1.
The Trackers are in Edmonton this weekend for their last long road trip of the NAHL regular season. The Trackers play the St. Albert Crusaders tomorrow, Feb. 8, and play the Sturgeon Sting on Saturday, Feb. 9. They wind things up on Sunday, Feb. 10 against MLAC.
The Trackers continue to lead the Bouchier Division with a, 18-2-5 record, and their 41 points are the second most in the league. The Crusaders, their first opponent this weekend, lead the league with a 21-3-2 record and 44 points. The Sting are no slouches either, and sport a 17-6-2 record, good for second behind the Crusaders in the BESA Hockey Division. The Trackers do finish the weekend with a somewhat easier game, as MLAC is 7-13-5 with just 19 points.
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