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Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 37 vs. Regina

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RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (13-16-5-2) welcome the Regina Pats (17-18-3-0) to the Art Hauser Centre tonight in the last game of 2017. In their last outing, the Raiders were downed 6-4 by the Saskatoon Blades in Prince Albert. Parker Kelly, Eric Pearce, and Carson Miller all scored first-period goals to put the Raiders up 3-1, but the Blades scored four unanswered goals to take the lead. Brett Leason brought the Raiders back within one late in the game, but the Blades iced it with an empty netter. Ian Scott turned aside 33 shots in the loss.

VS. REGINA: Despite being halfway through the season, this is just the second meeting of the year between the Raiders and the Pats. The Raiders and Pats will square off three times in the next eight days, including two trips to Regina. Josh Mahura scored 1:55 into overtime to lift Regina to a 2-1 win in the only meeting this season so far.

2017-18 SEASON SERIES RECAP

Oct. 13/17 at PA | REG 2 PA 1 (OT) | C. Meger (31 saves), T. Brown (25 saves), J. Mahura (GWG)

Dec. 30/17 at PA

Jan. 1/18 at REG

Jan. 7/18 at REG

Jan. 17/18 at PA

Feb. 3/18 at PA

Feb. 19/18 at PA

March 14/18 at REG

Power play: Prince Albert – 0/3; Regina – 0/4

Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Three tied (1pt each); Regina – Matt Bradley (2a)

BACK IN THE GOAL COLUMN: Forward Carson Miller scored his first goal of the season in Thursday night’s contest against the Saskatoon Blades, snapping a 40-game goalless drought in the process. Miller, who seven goals and 12 assists in an injury-shortened season last year, last scored prior to Thursday on January 14, 2017 against Regina.

NACHBAUR SUSPENDED: Winger Justin Nachaur was suspended for two games after receiving a cross-checking major and a game misconduct in Thursday’s game against the Blades. Nachbaur is eligible to return to the Raiders lineup on Friday, January 5 against the Kootenay ICE. This is the second time Nachbaur has been suspended this season. He missed the first four games of the season.

NEXT UP: The Raiders ring in the New Year in Regina to close out the home-and-home series with the Pats. Game time is 7 p.m. The Raiders return to the Art Hauser Centre on Friday night when the Kootenay ICE visit Prince Albert for our first Sock Hop. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.

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