Trackers fall 6-3 to Grande Prairie

first_imgThe game was not a fun one for the Trackers, who found themselves down early in the contest. Grande Prairie opened the scoring less than three minutes into the first period, and led 5-0 after two periods to hold complete control of the game.However, the Trackers did show some fight in the third period. Three goals in a four minute span brought things to 5-3, but the Storm scored with just under five minutes left to make the score 6-3.Scoring goals for the Trackers yesterday were Alex Hanson, Ethan Buck, and Alex Hanson with a second. Assists went to Ricky Bateman, Matthew Apsassin, and Nolan Lagace.- Advertisement -Logan Edwards was in goal for the Trackers. He stopped 30 of the 36 shots he faced in the game.The Trackers’ next game is November 15 against the SISEC Selects in Dawson Creek, while the next game in FortSt. John will be a rematch with the Selects the following day at the North Peace Arena. Game time is 2:15 p.m.last_img read more

Only as a team can Bayern stop Ronaldo – Boateng

0Shares0000Philipp Lahm, Jerome Boateng and all the Bayern Munich defenders could not stop Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2017 Champions League quarterfinals © AFP/File / GERARD JULIENBERLIN, Germany, Apr 23 – Jerome Boateng says only a defensive team effort can prevent Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his mind-blowing tally of nine goals in six games against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.Bayern host Real in a blockbuster Champions League semi-final, first-leg, at the Allianz Arena with Ronaldo in goal-scoring form. The Portugal superstar has scored 15 goals in the Champions League this season, hitting the net in each of Real’s ten games in Europe.“We can only stop Cristiano Ronaldo as a team,” Bayern centre-back Boateng told German magazine Kicker.“In front of goal, he’s like a machine.“You can’t shut him out completely, he always gets his chances in a game, because of the lines he runs and his excellent timing.“Real base their game around him and it’s important we give him as little room as possible.”Ronaldo was at his lethal best when Real beat Bayern 6-3 on aggregate in last season’s quarter-finals — scoring five of their goals.He hit two second-half goals as Real came from behind to win 2-1 in Munich, then bagged a hat-trick in a 4-2 extra-time win in Madrid.That came after he scored twice in Munich in the 2014 semi-final 4-0 rout of Bayern and hit two more against the Bavarians in the 2012 semis.“There is a no more complete striker than Ronaldo. Left foot, right foot, header – he is in perfect control of everything he does,” said Boateng.In his six Champions League knock-out games for Bayern against Ronaldo’s Real, Boateng has lost five of them.His only success was a 2-1 win in Munich in the 2012 semi-finals when Bayern later progressed by winning a penalty shoot-out in Madrid after losing 2-1 in the second-leg.“I went through only once against him with Bayern, but twice we have gone out,” said Boateng.“He also has the best team-mates at Real.“Shutting him out is only 50 percent of it, the other players are simply too good for that at this level.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) read more