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Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 33 vs. Lethbridge

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RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (12-13-5-2) play their penultimate game before the holiday break tonight against the Lethbridge Hurricanes (14-14-2-0) at the Art Hauser Centre. Last night, the Raiders were edged 2-1 by the Swift Current Broncos at the Credit Union i-Plex. Cole Fonstad scored the Raiders’ lone goal of the game, tying it up 26 seconds into the third period. The game appeared destined to go to overtime, but Matteo Gennaro found the back of the net with 21 seconds left. Ian Scott made 27 saves in a losing effort.

VS. LETHBRIDGE: This is the second contest between the Raiders and the Hurricanes this season. Earlier this year, the Hurricanes defended home ice against with a 4-1 win over the Raiders on October 6. Last year, the Raiders lost both games against the Hurricanes at the Art Hauser Centre.

2017-18 SEASON SERIES RECAP

Oct. 6/17 at LETH | LETH 4 PA 1 | G. Estephan (1g-1a), S. Skinner (35 saves), S. Montgomery (1g)

Dec. 13/17 at PA

Feb. 21/18 at LETH

March 3/18 at PA

Power play: Prince Albert – 0/3; Lethbridge – 1/4

Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Three players tied (1pt); Lethbridge – G. Estephan (1g-1a)

BON VOYAGE, BUDIK: Defenceman Vojtech Budik left the team to join Team Czech Republic’s training camp for the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship following last night’s game against the Swift Current Broncos.

FONSTAD’S ON FIRE: With a goal on Friday night, winger Cole Fonstad extended his point streak to seven games, which is a new career high. The goal was his 11th of the year, which tied his number from last season. This year, Fonstad leads the team with 28 assists and sits second on the team with 28 points.

CENTRAL SUCCESS: The Raiders have been able to take advantage when teams from the Central Division have come to the Art Hauser Centre. In three games against the Central in Prince Albert, the Raiders have won twice and lost once in a shootout to take five out of a possible six points.

GETTING THEIR MONEY’S WORTH: Raiders fans coming to the Art Hauser Centre have been get full value for their tickets. The last three Raiders’ games in Prince Albert have all gone to the shootout. In total, seven of the Raiders’ 13 home games have gone to at least overtime.

NEXT UP: The Raiders play their final game before the holiday break on Friday night at home against the Kelowna Rockets. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.

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