Game Preview: Raiders at Brandon
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (19-42-5-2) finish off their weekend home-and-home series tonight in Brandon when they take on the Wheat Kings (29-28-7-3) at Westman Place. Last night, the Raiders skated to a 3-1 victory over the Wheat Kings at the Art Hauser Centre. Zack Hayes opened the scoring for the Raiders midway through the first period. Late in the second, Tanner Kaspick knotted the game up at 1-1. In the third, Cole Fonstad scored on a turnover deep in the Wheat Kings’ end with 2:42 remaining to put the Raiders up 2-1. Curtis Miske added an empty-net goal with 31 seconds remaining to round out the scoring. Ian Scott earned his 11th win of the season by making 29 saves, including 14 in the first period.
VS. BRANDON Tonight is last meeting of the year between the Raiders and the Wheat Kings this season. The Raiders currently lead the season series with four wins in five games.
2016-17 SEASON SERIES RECAP
Oct. 14/16 at BDN| PA 3 BDN 2 (OT)| A. Glover (GWG), S. Stransky (2a), T. Lewis (1g-1a)
Oct. 15/16 at PA | BDN 4 PA 3 (OT) | S. Stransky (2g-1a), N. Holowko (1g-1a), T. Lewis (GWG)
Feb. 15/17 at PA | PA 5 BDN 3 | P. Kelly (1g-1a), N. Patrick (1g-1a), T. Vanstone (1g-1a)
Feb. 18/17 at BDN | PA 4 BDN 1 | I. Scott (33 saves), D. Jerome (1g), R. Duke (1g)
March 10/17 at PA | I. Scott (29 saves), T. Child (30 saves), Z. Hayes (1g)
March 11/17 at BDN
Power play: Prince Albert –1/18; Brandon – 4/18
TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES: Raiders overager Kolten Olynek will play in his 250th career WHL game tonight when he takes the ice against the Wheat Kings. In his four year WHL career, Olynek has 31 goals and 44 assists to go along with 87 penalty minutes. The Saskatoon product has played in 81 games with the Raiders , scoring 15 goals and adding 19 assists. Olynek has also played for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Spokane Chiefs, Moose Jaw Warriors and Saskatoon Blades.
LETHAL LETH: Cavin Leth is ending his WHL career with a bang. The overager from Taber, AB has 10 points in his last six games, including points in his last three. Leth had two assists in Friday’s win over the Wheaties, bringing his total over that stretch to four goals and six assists.
STREAK SNAPPER: Raiders rookie Cole Fonstad got back in the goal column on Friday night with his game-winning marker against the Wheat Kings. It was Fonstad’s first goal since Jan. 28 against Moose Jaw, a span of 15 games.
NEXT UP: The Raiders continue on the road when they travel to Moose Jaw to take on the Warriors at Mosaic Place on Tuesday night. Game time is 7 p.m. The next Raiders’ home game is also the season finale on Saturday, March 18 when they host the Saskatoon Blades. Puck drop is 7 p.m.Tickets can be purchased here, in the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.