Trackers net three out of four points in Whitecourt

first_imgSunday’s contest was a different story for the Trackers as they managed to battle back from a three-goal deficit to salvage a point.After a scoreless first period of play, the Trackers found themselves down 3-0 after the Wolverines scored a trifecta of goals within a six-minute span. However, the team didn’t falter and scored two quick powerplay goals of their own. The first was courtesy Nathan Brownlee at the 12:21 mark, assisted by Noah Lang and Devan Minard. The second tally was off the stick of John Herrington two minutes later as Minard dished a slick pass to him as well. After forty minutes of play, the team was down 3-2.In the final frame the home side doubled their lead to 4-2 with an early tally, but once again the boys in blue and white trim, battled back as Craig-Steele bulged twine at 15:11 off a pass from Nick Loewen. Then four minutes and thirty seconds later, Minard buried a loose puck from in close on the man advantage to tie the game at fours, Ross and Herrington with helpers. Neither team was able to score the go-ahead tally as the teams settled for a 4-4 tie.Minard finished the game with three points, while John Herrington contributed a goal and an assist.Advertisement Dicaire added,“Sunday’s game was more of a learning lesson on adversity. Understanding that we can control within the game. Three of the four goals came on the powerplay, but we also gave up two powerplay goals. Whitecourt got some lucky bounces and we thought our boys battled hard coming back from 3-0 and 4-2 deficits to tie the game. We took three of the four available points on the road and will get back to work this week at practice to get ready for Lakeland this coming Saturday at home.”With the three points, the Trackers improved their record to 19-7-4 and hold a one-point lead on the Peace River Royals for first place in the Boucher Division standings. Both teams have two games remaining.Next up for the team is a date with the Lakeland Panthers at the North Peace Arena on Saturday. Puck drop is at 11:00 a.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers collected three out of a possible four points in Whitecourt over the weekend.The Trackers never trailed in Saturday afternoon’s affair as Curtis Hammond opened the scoring a minute into the first period on the powerplay to give the visitors a lead they would not relinquish, assisted by Aiden Craig-Steele and Noah Lang. The Trackers skated into the first intermission up 1-0.In the middle stanza, Craig-Steele found twine 2:42 into the frame after finishing off a feed from Nick Loewen and Hammond. Owen Floriant made it 3-0, two and half minutes later as he put the biscuit in the basket after a nifty passing sequence between Zury Reschke, Craig-Steele and Floriant.- Advertisement -The boys in blue and white scored their fourth and final goal of the contest midway through the final frame when Logan Kimmie deposited a loose puck off a rebound from Craig-Steele and Duncan Ross. At the final buzzer, the score read Trackers 4 – Wolverines 0.Craig-Steele was in on every goal as he finished with a goal and three helpers while Hammond chipped in with two points. Goaltender Tyler MacArthur turned aside all 21 shots that were fired his way for the team’s first shutout of the season.“In Saturday’s win we played a solid minute hockey game,” said head coach Gerard Dicaire. “Our penalty kill was very solid and we had some timely kills. It was our first shutout of the regular season and well deserved the way our team played defensively.”Advertisementlast_img read more

DAIL MUST DEBATE GUERIN REPORT THIS WEEK – DEPUTY MacLOCHLAINN

first_imgSinn Féin spokesperson on Justice Pádraig MacLochlainn TD has called on the Government to make time for a debate in the Dáil on the Guerin report this week.Padraig Mac LochlainnDeputy MacLochlainn wrote to the Ceann Comhairle on Friday, 9th May, to make his request for the Dáil to debate the Guerin report which was published on the same day.The Donegal Deputy said “The Guerin report clearly vindicated Sergeant Maurice McCabe and highlighted huge problems at the heart of An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice. “The people of Ireland have been understandably shocked by the findings in the report and it is a matter of national importance that should be debated in the Dáil this week.”Deputy MacLochlainn requested that the Secretary General of the Justice Department, Brian Purcell, appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee this week to answer questions on the Guerin report.He said “It remains to be seen whether the Secretary General will accept the invitation from our Committee but we are hopeful that he will do the right thing and appear before us. As the most senior civil servant in the Justice Department, he needs to answer questions and clear up serious matters raised in the Guerin report. This too is a matter of national importance.”  DAIL MUST DEBATE GUERIN REPORT THIS WEEK – DEPUTY MacLOCHLAINN was last modified: May 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Deputy Padraig MacLochlainndonegalGuerin ReportTDlast_img read more