Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 34 vs. Swift Current
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (30-2-0-1) close out the first half of the 2018-19 season tonight at the Art Hauser Centre against Swift Current Broncos (6-24-1-1) on Teddy Bear Toss Night Presented By Canadian Tire. Last night, the Raiders downed the Broncos 6-4 in Swift Current to become the first team in the CHL to reach 30 wins this season. Sean Montgomery led the way with two goals and an assist. Carson Miller had a goal and an assist, while Cole Fonstad, Max Martin, and Parker Kelly each had a pair of assists. Donovan Buskey earned his seventh win in as many starts with a 22-save performance.
VS. SWIFT CURRENT: This is the fourth meeting of the year between the Raiders and the Broncos and second in Prince Albert. The Raiders won the last game played between the two clubs at the Art Hauser Centre by a 6-2 score.
2018-19 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Nov. 9/18 at PA | PA 6 SC 2 | N. Gregor (2g-2a), S. Montgomery (2g), K. McDonald (1g-1a)
Dec. 4/18 at SC | SC 3 PA 2 (SO) | J. Hofer (52 saves), B. Pachal (1g), E. Regnier (1g-1a)
Dec. 14/18 at SC | PA 6 SC 4 | S. Montgomery (2g-1a), C. Miller (1g-1a), C. Horning (1g-1a)
Dec. 15/18 at PA
Feb. 13/19 at SC
March 5/19 at PA
March 8/19 at PA
March 10/19 at SC
Power play: Prince Albert – 2/6; Swift Current – 4/19
Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Two players tied (5pts); Swift Current – Ethan Regnier (1g-4a)
TEDDY BEAR TOSS: While kids love teddy bears, Raiders overagers have made their presence felt on Teddy Bear Toss Night. The last three Teddy Bear Toss goals were scored by a Raiders’ 20-year-old. Last year, Curtis Miske sent the fur flying. The year before that was Austin Glover, preceded by Jesse Lees.
TRIPLE THREAT: With two goals and an assist on Friday, Sean Montgomery recorded the third three-point night of the season. The previous two nights were back-to-back games against the Calgary Hitmen and Spokane Chiefs in October. The overager from Calgary now has four three-point games in his WHL career.
SCOTT SIGNED: The Toronto Maple Leafs signed Ian Scott to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday afternoon. Scott was a fourth-round pick of the Maple Leafs the 2017 NHL Draft. The Calgary product has a 23-2-0-1 record for the Raiders this season, posting a league-leading 1.61 goals-against average, 0.943 save percentage, and four shutouts. Scott also made the final cut for Team Canada’s selection camp as he is one of two netminders still with the team.
NEXT UP: The Raiders return after the holiday break to take on the Saskatoon Blades (21-10-3-0) on Thursday, December 27 at SaskTel Centre. The next Raiders’ home game is on Friday, December 28 in the second half of the home-and-home series against the Blades. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com and the Raider Office.