Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 29 vs. Medicine Hat
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (11-11-5-1) are back at the Art Hauser Centre to take on the Medicine Hat Tigers (16-11-1-0) on Lung All-Stars Night. Last night in Swift Current, the Raiders were knocked off 5-4 in overtime by the Broncos at the Credit Union i-Plex. Sean Montgomery, Jordy Stallard, Curtis Miske, and Brayden Pachal all found the back of the net for the Raiders. Curtis Meger stopped 44 shots in a losing effort.
VS. MEDICINE HAT: This is the third meeting of the season and second at the Art Hauser Centre between the Raiders and the Tigers. Prince Albert has won both games against Medicine Hat this season, including a 4-2 win at the Art Hauser Centre on Sept. 30.
2017-18 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Sept. 30/17 at PA | PA 4 MH 2 | P. Kelly (1g), D. Skoleski (1g), C. Meger (30 saves)
Oct. 7/17 at MH | PA 6 MH 1 | J. Stallard (1g-5a), P. Kelly (2g-1a), C. Fonstad (1g-2a)
Dec. 6/17 at PA
Jan. 20/18 at MH
Power play: Prince Albert – 2/7; Medicine Hat – 2/8
Leading scorers: Prince Albert – Jordy Stallard (1g-5a); Medicine Hat – Max Gerlach, David Quenneville (2pts)
TIGER TAMER: Centre Jordy Stallard has had success against the Medicine Hat Tigers during his career. In 15 games between his time with the Raiders and the Hitmen, the Winnipeg Jets prospect has 14 points. Stallard is also coming off a six-point performance against Medicine Hat on Oct. 7 at the Canalta Centre.
OFF THE SCHNEID: Raiders defenceman Brayden Pachal scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday night in Swift Current. His marker ended a 29-game goalless drought dating back to last season against the Kootenay ICE on March 4, 2017. Last year, the Estevan product had three goals in 30 games for the Raiders. This season, Pachal has six assists to go along with last night’s goal in 25 games.
GETTING THE CALL: Raiders defenceman Vojtech Budik will be leaving the team to take part in Team Czech Republic’s training camp for the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo, NY. Budik played in two games at last year’s World Juniors for the Czech Republic. The Buffalo Sabres draft pick has a goal and six assists in 28 games.
NEXT UP: The Raiders host the Kamloops Blazers (13-15-0-0) on Teddy Bear Toss Night at the Art Hauser Centre. Fans are asked to put their teddy bears in plastic bags before throwing them onto the ice. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.