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Raiders Ink Second Round Picks Herold and Pearce

Prince Albert sign two more selections from Class of 2016

Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders are proud to announce that the team has signed defenceman Adam Herold and centre Eric Pearce to Western Hockey League Standard Players Agreements.

Herold, who was selected by the Raiders with the 35th overall pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, suited up for the Balgonie Prairie Storm in the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League (SBAAHL) during the 2015-16 season. In 29 games, the Montmartre, SK product had 11 goals and 18 assists. He added a goal in four playoff contests with the club.

“Adam is the type of character kid we love to draft,” said Raiders Director of Player Personnel Ron Gunville. “He brings a two-way game with some offence as well as being very physical. Adam has great leadership ability and could wear a letter someday as a Raider.”

Player Profile: Adam Herold
Position: Defenceman
Born: April 12, 2001
Hometown: Montmartre, Saskatchewan
Previous Club: Balgonie Prairie Storm
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 185 lbs
2015-16 Stats: 29 GP / 11 G / 18 A / 29 PTS

Pearce, a Regina, SK product, was picked with the 42nd overall selection. He tallied 51 goals and 20 assists in 30 games during the 2015-16 season with the SBAAHL’s Regina Aces. In the post-season, he netted seven goals and six assists in four games. Pearce also played five games with the Regina Pat Canadians of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, chipping in two assists.

“Eric is an offensive player,” Gunville said. “He has the ability to score goals in many different ways. Eric possesses a great shot to go along with his skating ability and size. Eric has the potential to be a dominant power forward as his game develops and matures.”

Player Profile: Eric Pearce
Position: Centre
Born: July 30, 2001
Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
Previous Club: Regina Aces
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 176 lbs
2015-16 Stats: 30 GP / 51 G / 20 A / 71 PTS

Prince Albert Raiders 2016-17 season tickets are on sale now with early bird pricing available until June 15. To order, visit the Raider Office at the Art Hauser Centre or head to raiderhockey.com.

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