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Game Preview: Raiders at Blades – Sept. 9

RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders picked up their first win of the WHL Pre-season on Friday night in a 3-2 victory over the Saskatoon Blades at the Art Hauser Centre. Sean Montgomery scored two goals in the third period to lift the Raiders to the win. Curtis Meger got the start in goal, stopping 20 saves in the win.

WARMAN WELCOME: The Raiders faced off against the Blades last year in Warman. Parker Kelly had a goal and two assists to lead the Raiders to a 7-5 win.

FULL MONTY: With two goals on Friday night, Sean Montgomery now has five career pre-season goals. In 16 career pre-season games, the 19-year-old forward has 10 points.

MILLER TIME: Including pre-season contests, Carson Miller has a point in four of the last six games he has played. In that span, he has a goal – which he scored on Friday night – and three assists. Miller finished last season with seven goals and 12 assists in 46 games played.

PUTTING UP POINTS: 1999-born winger D-Jay Jerome currently leads the Raiders with three points this pre-season after registering an assist in Friday night’s win over Saskatoon. Jerome, who was acquired by the Raiders from the Red Deer Rebels last season, had five goals and three assists in 23 games played in Prince Albert.

HOME OPENER: The 2017-18 WHL Regular Season opens in less than three weeks when the Raiders host the Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday, September 22 at the Art Hauser Centre. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Single-game tickets and flex packs are now on sale at the box office or the Raider Office Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ROAD TRIP: On the night after the home opener, the Raiders are sending a fan bus to Moose Jaw for the Warriors’ home opener at Mosaic Place. The bus leaves at the Art Hauser Centre at 2:30 p.m. and will have Coca-Cola and pizza for the ride. A maximum of 45 tickets will be available and are on sale now in the Raider Office. Call 306-764-GAME for more information.

NEXT UP: The Raiders wrap up the WHL Pre-season with a home-and-home series against the Regina Pats, beginning Friday night at the Brandt Centre. The next Raiders’ home game is on Saturday, September 16 in the rematch against the Pats at the Art Hauser Centre. Game time is 7 p.m.

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