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RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (25-1-0-0) head to Regina tonight to take on the Pats at the Brandt Centre. On Wednesday the Raiders wrapped up a four-game trip through the Central Division with a 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings at Rogers Place. The win extended the Raiders’ winning streak to 18 games. Parker Kelly (2g-1a) and Brett Leason (3a) each had three-point nights in the win. Max Martin also had a multi-point night with a goal and an assist. Kody McDonald, Brayden Pachal, and Aliaksei Protas also scored in the win. Ian Scott added another win to his total this season with a 31-save effort.
VS. REGINA: This is the third time the Raiders and Pats have squared off this season with Prince Albert coming out ahead in all three, including a 6-2 victory in the last outing on Oct. 27.
2018-19 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Sept. 21/18 at PA | PA 7 REG 2 | C. Miller (3g), B. Leason (1g-1a), C. Fonstad (2a)
Sept. 22/18 at REG | PA 3 REG 1 | C. Fonstad (2g-1a), B. Leason (1g-1a), M. Paddock (34 saves)
Oct. 27/18 at PA | PA 6 REG 2 | B. Leason (1g-2a), N. Greogr (1g-1a), J. Brook (1g-1a)
Dec. 1/18 at REG
Dec. 30/18 at PA
Jan. 1/19 at REG
Power play: Prince Albert – 5/13; Regina – 0/14
Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Brett Leason (3g-4a); Regina – Two players tied (2pts)
ONE YEAR LATER: On Wednesday night in Edmonton, the Raiders earned their 25th win of the year. Last season, the Raiders picked up their 25th win on February 23 by defeating the Red Deer Rebels 3-2. That gave the Raiders a 25-25-9-2 record was the second of a nine-game win streak that pushed them into a playoff position.
NOVEMBER UPDATE: The Raiders continued their strong early play through the month of November, winning all 10 games played in the month. Over the course of the month, the Raiders averaged 5.1 goals per game while only giving up 1.6 per contest. Brett Leason led the Raiders offensively, averaging 2.4 points per game in November.
ROAD WARRIORS: Wednesday night’s win in Edmonton was the Raiders’ 12th road victory of the season. Last year, the Raiders won just 11 games away from the Art Hauser Centre. They finished the year with a 11-17-6-2 mark on the road.
PESKY AND PROLIFIC: Parker Kelly has been on a roll in the last six games since forming a line with Sean Montgomery and Brett Leason. The Ottawa Senators prospect is riding a six-game point streak, scoring six goals and adding five assists. The six-game streak is the longest point streak of his WHL career.
NEXT UP: The Raiders head to Swift Current on Tuesday night for a game against the Broncos at the Innovation Credit Union i-plex. The next Raiders’ home game is on Saturday, Dec. 8 against the Brandon. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Raider Office and raiderhockey.com.