Leavitt Machinery Preview – Game 64 at Swift Current
RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (27-25-9-2) head into Swift Current to take on the Broncos (45-14-4-1) at the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex riding a four-game winning streak. On Tuesday, the Raiders knocked off the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-2 at the Art Hauser Centre. After Brandon opened the scoring, Kody McDonald and Vojtech Budik found the back of the net late in the period to make it 2-1. Cole Fonstad and Curtis Miske scored second-period goals to put the Raiders up 4-2 after 40 minutes. In the third, Jordy Stallard and Max Martin rounded out the scoring to make it 6-2. Ian Scott picked up his 20th win of the season with a 21-save effort.
VS. SWIFT CURRENT: This is the final meeting of the year between the Raiders and the Broncos. The Raiders have won one of the previous seven meetings this year.
2017-18 SEASON SERIES RECAP
Nov. 3/17 at PA| PA 5 SC 1 | J. Stallard (3g), C. Fonstad (2a), J. Nachbaur (1g)
Nov. 24/17 at PA | SC 3 PA 2 (SO) | G. Gawdin (2g), C. Fonstad (1g-1a), J. Stallard (1g-1a)
Dec. 5/17 at SC | SC 5 PA 4 (OT) | M. Gennaro (4a), G. Gawdin (1g-2a), S. Montgomery (1g-1a)
Dec. 12/17 at SC | SC 2 PA 1 | L. Flodell (34 saves), I. Scott (27 saves), M. Gennaro (GWG)
Jan. 12/18 at PA | SC 4 PA 0 | S. Skinner (29 saves), G. Gawdin (2g-1a), A. Minulin (2a)
Feb. 9/18 at SC | SC 5 PA 1 | G. Gawdin (2g), G. Estephan (1g-1a), J. Nachbaur (1g)
Feb. 11/18 at PA | SC 6 PA 5 | A. Fyten (2g), J. Stallard (1g-2a), K. McDonald (2g)
March 2/18 at SC
Power play: Prince Albert – 6/24; Swift Current – 5/26
Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Jordy Stallard (6g-4a); Swift Current – Glenn Gawdin (8g-7a)
FEBRUARY WRAP UP: The Raiders finished the month of February with a 7-5-1-0 record for 15 points. Kody McDonald led the Raiders with 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 13 games played. The Raiders are tied with the Saskatoon Blades for the final wild card spot entering the final nine games of the season.
STALLARD’S MILESTONE: Jordy Stallard’s goal on Tuesday night against his hometown Brandon Wheat Kings was his 40th of the season. He is the second Raider to score at least 40 goals in the past seven seasons. Over that span, only Reid Gardiner (43) had more than Stallard. The Brandon, MB product is also chasing 200 points for his career. The Winnipeg Jets draft pick needs nine points in the final nine games to reach that milestone.
MR. 250: Curtis Miske celebrated his 250th career game in style on Tuesday with a goal and two assists, extending his point streak to four games. In this current streak, Miske has three goals and four assists.
NEXT UP: It’s Wall Of Honour Night on Saturday as the Raiders will induct Chris Phillips and Roger Mayert prior to Saturday night’s 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.