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RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (5-0-0-0) open up a four-game road trip through the Central Division tonight in Medicine Hat against the Tigers (1-3-0-1) at the Canalta Centre. In their last outing, the Raiders scored three goals in 16 seconds to spark a 4-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades on Sunday evening. Justin Nachbaur, Ozzy Wiesblatt, and Parker Kelly scored the three consecutive goals to put the Raiders up 3-0. Kody McDonald later added a goal to round out the Raiders’ scoring. Ian Scott picked up his fourth win of the season with a 28-save performance.
VS. MEDICINE HAT: This is the second meeting of the year between the Raiders and the Tigers. Last Friday, the Raiders knocked off the Tigers 5-3 at the Art Hauser Centre. Cole Fonstad and Sean Montgomery each had a goal and an assist in the Raiders’ win.
2018-19 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Sept. 30/18 at PA | PA 5 MH 3 | C. Fonstad (1g-1a), J. Hollett (33 saves), B. Leason (3a)
Oct. 3/18 at MH
Nov. 14/8 at PA
Nov. 23/18 at MH
Power play: Prince Albert – 2/6; Medicine Hat – 1/6
Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Brett Leason (3a); Medicine Hat – Tyler Preziuso and Henrik Rybinski (1g-1a)
CENTRAL SUCCESS: The Raiders were able to pick up a lot of points against the Central Division last season. Prince Albert posted a 18-2-3-1 overall record against the division, collecting 40 of a possible 48 points. On the road, the Raiders had a 8-2-2-0 record, including winning both contests played in Medicine Hat.
WEEKLY HONOURS: Ian Scott was named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week on Monday. The Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick posted a pair of wins last week to go along with a 2.00 goals-against average and a 0.940 save percentage. He improved his record to 4-0-0-0 on the season with a 1.75 GAA and a 0.940 save percentage.
ROSTER NEWS: Noah Gregor was assigned to the Raiders by the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda on Tuesday. Gregor, a San Jose Sharks signed draft pick, was acquired by the Raiders in an off-season trade with the Victoria Royals. Last season, Gregor had 29 goals and 36 assists in 60 games played between the Royals and the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Raiders re-assigned 2000-born forward Nikita Krivokrasov on Monday. The Woodbury, MN product did not play in a game to start the season. Last year, he played in 34 games and scored three goals.
NEXT UP: The Raiders continue their road trip on Friday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes (2-2-0-0) at the Enmax Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. The next Raiders’ home game is on Saturday, October 13 against the Red Deer Rebels on Parker Kelly Bobblehead Night Presented By Canadian Tire. Puck drop is 7 PM. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com.