Trackers dominate division rivals with two big wins at home

With two impressive victories against divisional teams on the weekend, the NEBC Trackers picked up right where they left the week before.

After beginning 2020 with a 6-4 win over the second-place Peace River Royals, the Trackers beat the Fort McMurray Oil Barons 10-2 at home on January 11 before defeating the Grande Prairie Storm 7-2 on the road on January 12.

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With the two wins, the Trackers have finally separated away from the Royals for first place in the Milltech Group Division, increasing their lead to six points.

Even more importantly, they now have the second-most points in the league with 34, just three back of the St. Albert Crusaders. The Crusaders are the only team that’s allowed fewer goals (52) than the Trackers 53 goals against.

Noah Lang had three goals and two assists on the weekend, while Nathan Brownlee had one goal and five assists.

Both Landon Hatton and Dakota Olson were terrific in net, allowing just two goals each in their respective starts.

The Trackers have a good opportunity to add to their three-game win streak this weekend with a three-game road trip.

While they start the trip against the tough CAC Butchers and Packers team on Friday, January 17, they finish the trip against the Sturgeon Sting on January 18, and the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers on January 19.

CAC leads the Anderson division with 33 points, while the Sting and Rangers are fourth and sixth, respectively, in the BESA Hockey Division. 

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