Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 27 at Edmonton
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RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (11-10-4-1) close out their Central Division swing tonight at Rogers Place against the Edmonton Oil Kings (5-18-2-0). Last night, the Raiders took out the Calgary Hitmen 5-3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Parker Kelly led the way with a goal and an assist. Cole Fonstad, Max Martin, Justin Nachbaur, and Sean Montgomery also found the back of the net on Friday night. Ian Scott earned the win in his hometown with a 26-save effort.
VS. EDMONTON: This is the first meeting of the year between the Raiders and the Oil Kings. Last year, the Raiders won the four-game season series 3-1. The Raiders also split their contests at Rogers Place, including a 5-2 win in their last trip to Edmonton on Jan. 21.
2016-17 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Oct. 2/16 at PA | PA 5 EDM 2 | S. Montgomery (2g), P. Kelly (1g-1a), T. Vanstone (1g-1a)
Oct. 21/16 at EDM | EDM 3 PA 1 | T. Fix-Wolansky (1g-2a), P. Kelly (1g), W. Warm (1g)
Dec. 13/16 at PA | PA 4 EDM 3 (OT) |C. Leth (1g), L. Bauer (1g-1a), D. Warkentine (1g)
Jan. 21/17 at EDM | PA 5 EDM 2 | J. Stallard (1g-1a), C. Miske (1g-1a), C. Fonstad (1g)
Power play: Prince Albert – 3/21; Edmonton – 3/13
Leading scorers: Prince Albert – Parker Kelly (2g-4a); Edmonton – Trey Fix-Wolansky (1g-4a)
GOALS FROM THE BLUE LINE: Max Martin’s goal last night was his first since Wednesday, October 25 against the Victoria Royals. That was also the last time a Raiders’ blueliner found the back of the net, which was a drought of 13 games and 33 goals scored by Prince Albert.
WINNER WINNER: Parker Kelly took his offensive touch with him to Alberta, netting two points against the Hitmen to extend his point streak to four games. His goal was also the game winner. The Ottawa Senators prospect leads the team with four game-winning goals this season. He now has six career game-winning goals, which is second to only Jordy Stallard (9) on the team. Kelly is also tied for sixth in the league in that category.
MAKING HIS DEBUT: George King made his Raiders’ debut on Friday night in his hometown of Calgary. The ’98-born forward had one shot on goal and two penalty minutes. King was added to the Raiders’ roster on Monday. He had five goals in 18 games with the Regina Pats this season before being re-assigned to the MJHL’s OCN Blizzard.
NEXT UP: The Raiders head to Swift Current to face off against the Broncos in a Tuesday night tilt. Game time at the Credit Union i-Plex is 7 p.m. The next Raiders’ home game is on Wednesday, December 6 against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.