Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 63 vs. Brandon
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (26-25-9-2) are back at the Art Hauser Centre tonight to take on the Brandon Wheat Kings (33-24-3-2). The Raiders are coming off a sweep of a three-game trip through the Central Division, culminating in a 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Saturday night. After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the Raiders stormed back with a four-goal second period. Vojtech Budik, Curtis Miske, and Brett Leason twice found the back of the net in the middle frame. Parker Kelly netted the game-winning goal in the third period to secure the two points for P.A. Ian Scott made 25 saves to pick up the win.
VS. BRANDON: This is the final meeting of the year between the Raiders and the Wheat Kings this season. The home team has won every matchup so far.
2017-18 SEASON SERIES RECAP
Oct. 14/17 at BDN| BDN 5 PA 3 | S. Mattheos (1g-1a), J. Stallard (2 PPG), T. Kaspick (3a)
Oct. 15/17 at BDN | BDN 6 PA 5 OT | T. Lewis (1g-2a), C. Fonstad (2g-1a), G. Wegleitner (1g-1a)
Oct. 27/17 at PA | PA 4 BDN 1 | I. Scott (34 saves), P. Kelly (2g), J. Stallard (1g-1a)
Feb. 16/18 at PA | PA 5 BDN 2 | K. McDonald (1g-2a), P. Kelly (2a), Z. Hayes (GWG)
Feb. 17/18 at BDN | L. Thompson (39 saves), K. McDonald (2a), B. Leason (1g)
Feb. 27/18 at PA
Power play: Prince Albert –6/19 Brandon – 5/17
Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Cole Fonstad, Jordy Stallard (8pts); Brandon – Ty Lewis (4g-3a)
PARKER’S WINNER: Parker Kelly’s game-winning goal on Saturday night was his seventh of the season, increasing his team lead in the category. Kelly, who was playing in his 200th game, now has nine game winners in his career.
MISKE’S MILESTONE: Raiders captain Curtis Miske is set to play in his 250th career WHL game tonight against Brandon. In the first 249 games split between the Raiders and the Spokane Chiefs, the Beaumont, AB scored 58 goals and added 79 assists. Since joining the Raiders, Miske has 36 goals and 43 assists in 95 points.
LEASON’S STREAK: With two goals on Saturday, Brett Leason extended his goal and point streak to a career long of six games. Leason has seven goals over that stretch. He now has 15 goals and 15 assists in 50 games since joining the Raiders via trade from the Tri-City Americans on October.
NEXT UP: The Raiders head to Swift Current on Friday night to take on the Broncos at the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex. Also, the Raiders are hosting Unplugged And On Tap With Chris Phillips on Friday, March 2 in the Ches Leach Lounge, presented by OK Tire and Lake Country Co-Op. Tickets are $25 each, or $200 for a table of eight and can be purchased at the Raider Office. Doors open at 6 p.m. On the following night, Chris Phillips will be officially inducted into the Raiders Wall Of Honour prior to the game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at tickets.raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-5348.