Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 11 vs. Saskatoon
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (3-4-3-0) continue their four-game homestand tonight when they renew their rivalry with the Saskatoon Blades (3-6-0-0) at the Art Hauser Centre. In the Raiders’ last game, Dawson Holt scored midway through overtime to send the Raiders to a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Vancouver Giants. Jordy Stallard, Sergei Sapego, Parker Kelly, and Sean Montgomery all scored for the Raiders.
VS. SASKATOON: This is the first game of the year between the Raiders and the Blades. Last season, the Raiders had a 3-5-0-0 record against their Hwy. 11 rivals. All three of the Raiders’ wins came at home, including a 5-1 victory at the Art Hauser Centre in the season finale on March 18, 2017.
2016-17 SEASON SERIES RECAP
Oct. 6/16 at SAS | SAS 2 PA 0 | L. Flodell (31 saves), J. Shynkaruk (1g), I. Scott (24 saves)
Oct. 29/16 at PA | SAS 1 PA 0 |I. Scott (32 saves), L. Flodell (23 saves), J. Paterson (1g)
Dec. 27/16 at PA | PA 5 SAS 3 | D. Warkentine (1g-1a), C. Paivarinta (1g), B. Shmyr (2g)
Dec. 28/16 at SAS | SAS 3 PA 2 | J. Shynkaruk (2a), I. Scott (39 saves), C. Miller (2g)
Feb. 24/17 at SAS | SAS 3 PA 1 | L. Flodell (29 saves), B. Shmyr (1g-1a), C. Miske (1g)
Feb. 25/17 at PA | PA 4 SAS 2 | K. Olynek (1g-1a), Z. Hayes (1g), B. Shmyr (1g)
March 17/17 at SAS | SAS 5 PA 3 | B. Shmyr (1g-1a), P. Kelly (1g), C. Wouters (3a)
March 18/17 at PA | PA 5 SAS 1 | S. Stransky (2g-1a), C. Miske (1g-1a), I. Scott (24 saves)
Power play: Prince Albert – 5/34; Saskatoon – 10/38
SAPEGO STRIKES: Raiders import defenceman Sergei Sapego scored his first career WHL goal on Tuesday night against the Vancouver Giants. He also picked up his first point as a Raider when he assisted on Jordy Stallard’s goal.
DONNING THE LEAF: Raiders rookie defenceman Rhett Rhinehart was selected to represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in November. Rhinehart will be on one of three Canadian teams in the tournament.
EXTRA MINUTES: The Raiders have been working overtime in the last stretch of games. Three of their last four contests have been decided in the extra period. This season, the Raiders have a 1-3 record in overtime.
NEXT UP: The Raiders return to action on Wednesday night when the Victoria Royals visit the Art Hauser Centre. Wednesday is a Never Waste A Ticket Night. Season ticket holders can bring in their unused tickets from home games this season and exchange them for a ticket to Wednesday’s game for just $3. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-GAME.