RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (7-5-3-0) take on the Moose Jaw Warriors (12-4-0-0) in their final game at the Art Hauser Centre for the next two weeks. Last night, the Raiders downed the Swift Current Broncos on the strength of Jordy Stallard’s hat trick. Justin Nachbaur scored his first career WHL goal and Sean Montgomery tallied his fifth of the year to round out the scoring. Ian Scott made 30 saves to earn his fourth straight win.
VS. MOOSE JAW: This is the fourth meeting of the year between the Raiders and the Warriors. The Raiders have lost all three games against the Warriors this season, including Thursday’s contest in Moose Jaw.
2017-18 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Sept. 22/17 at PA | MJ 3 PA 0 | B. Burke (1g), J. Woo (1g), B. Willms (21 saves)
Sept. 23/17 at MJ | MJ 7 PA 3 | T. Jeannot (1g-2a), N. Gregor (1g-2a), J. Stallard (1g-1a)
Nov. 2/17 at MJ | MJ 5 PA 2 | B. Burke (1g-2a), J. Halbgewachs (2g), B. Leason (1g)
Nov. 4/17 at PA
Nov. 25/17 at MJ
Jan. 13/18 at PA
March 9/18 at PA
March 13/18 at MJ
Power play: PA – 0/5; MJ – 2/8
Leading scorer: PA – Three tied (2pts each); MJ – Brayden Burke (3g-4a)
HAT TRICK HERO: Jordy Stallard’s hat trick on Friday night was the first of his WHL career. He is the first Raider to record a hat trick since Reid Gardiner on Friday, March 18 against the Saskatoon Blades.
OFF THE SCHNEID: Rookie Justin Nachbaur scored the first goal of his WHL career during the first period of Friday night’s game against the Swift Current Broncos. He is the second Raider rookie to score his first WHL goal this season, following Sergei Sapego on Oct. 17 against Vancouver.
WORKING HARD: Raiders defenceman Vojtech Budik was named October’s winner of the Lionel Diehl Memorial Hardest Working Raider award prior to Friday’s game against the Swift Current Broncos. In 15 games with the Raiders this season, the Buffalo Sabres prospect has a goal and four helpers.
NEXT UP: The Raiders hit the road for a six-game road trip beginning on Friday, November 10 in Cranbrook against the Kootenay ICE. Game time is 8 p.m. CT. The Raiders then cross the border to take on the teams in the US Division. The next Raiders’ home game is on Friday, November 24 against the Swift Current Broncos on 80s Night at the Art Hauser Centre. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-GAME.