Game Preview: Raiders vs. Moose Jaw
RAIDER REVIEW: The Prince Albert Raiders (8-29-1-1) take to the ice at the Art Hauser Centre for the first time in the New Year when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors (21-9-6-1) on Tuesday night. In the Raiders’ last game, they fell 7-2 to the Regina Pats at the Brandt Centre. Austin Wagner and Riley Woods scored in the first period to give the Pats a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. In the second, Cavin Leth cut the lead in half with his 10th goal of the season. However, three straight goals from the Pats gave them a 5-1 lead 55 seconds into the third period. Tim Vanstone got one back midway through the period, but Bryan Lockner and Braydon Buziak added goals in the third to round out the scoring. Nicholas Sanders made 65 saves in the loss for the Raiders.
VS. MOOSE JAW: This is the sixth of eight meetings between the Raiders and the Warriors this season and the third of year at the Art Hauser Centre. The Raiders fell 7-3 in the last game between the teams in Prince Albert.
2016-17 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Nov. 1/16 at MJ | MJ 3 PA 1 | Z. Sawchenko (41 saves), J. Halbgewachs (2g), L. Coleman (1g)
Dec. 2/16 at PA | PA 5 MJ 3 | S. Stransky (2g), M. Martin (1g), C. Leth (1g)
Dec. 9/16 at PA | MJ 7 PA 3 | J. Halbgewachs (2g), T. Jeannot (2g), A. Glover (1g)
Dec. 10/16 at MJ | MJ 5 PA 4 (SO) | J. Halbgewachs (1g-2a & SOW), S. Moe (2g-1a), T. Jeannot (1g-1a)
Dec. 14/16 at MJ | MJ 4 PA 1 | J. Halbgewachs (1g-2a), N. Gregor (1g-1a), I. Scott (42 saves)
Jan. 3/17 at PA
Jan. 28/17 at PA
March 14/17 at MJ
Power play: Prince Albert – 0/23; Moose Jaw – 3/21
BETWEEN THE PIPES: Nicholas Sanders was under siege in Regina on Sunday afternoon, stopping 65 of the 72 shots he faced. That total is a new team record. The previous record for shots allowed in a game was 65 against the Moose Jaw Warriors on October 10, 1995.
AT THE WORLDS: Simon Stransky picked up a third-period goal, but it wasn’t enough as the Czech Republic fell 5-3 to Canada in the quarter-finals of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship on Monday night. It was Stransky’s lone goal of the tournament in five games played. Vojtech Budik was pointless in the two games he played.
MAKING MOVES: The Raiders completed a trade for 1997-born forward Curtis Miske on Monday, acquiring the Beaumont, AB product from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
NEXT UP: The Raiders are back in action on Friday night when they take on the Tri-City Americans for the first and only time this season. Puck drop at the Art Hauser Centre is 7 p.m. Tickets are available here, at the Raider Office or by calling 306-764-5348.