Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders completed a weekend sweep of visiting Alberta teams with a 4-2 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday night at the Art Hauser Centre.
The Raiders wore Don Cherry-themed jerseys on WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry to Promote Organ Donation Night Presented By RE/MAX. Over the course of the jersey auction and the night’s affairs, the Raiders raised more than $10,000 for the cause.
As for the game, the Tigers opened the scoring with 5:30 to play in the first period. Gary Haden beat Curtis Meger to put the visitors up 1-0. About three minutes later, Cole Fonstad notched his first of the season on a shot from the blueline that beat Michael Bullion to tie the game at 1-1 after 20 minutes.
In the second, Max Gerlach scored on the power play to put the Tigers ahead by one at the 15:50 mark. However, Devon Skoleski scored a highlight-reel goal with 10 seconds remaining to tie the game again. The 20-year-old dove for a rebound and swiped the puck into the net past Bullion.
Raiders’ Devon Skoleski with a beautiful diving goal to tie the game up heading into the third period pic.twitter.com/pigURVGIxw
— Jeff D’Andrea (@Jeff_paNOW) October 1, 2017
The Raiders took their first lead of the game in the third period on Parker Kelly’s third goal of the season, which held up as the game-winning goal. Curtis Miske sealed the game with an empty-net goal with four seconds remaining.
In his first career WHL start, Meger picked up the win with a 30-save performance that earned him the game’s third star. Bullion made 32 saves in a losing effort.
Up next for the Raiders is a weekend road trip to Alberta next weekend. They open on Friday night in Lethbridge against the Hurricanes in a 7 p.m. start. The following night, the Raiders face off in a rematch against the Tigers in Medicine Hat. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The next Raiders’ home game is on Friday, October 13 against the Memorial Cup host Regina Pats. Tickets are available at the Raider Office, 306-764-5348, or at raiderhockey.com.