Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders (4-11-1-0) were in control heading into the third period, but then the Seattle Thunderbirds (6-6-1-0) came charging back.
Leading 2-0 after 40 minutes, the Raiders surrendered five goals in the third period on Wednesday night to fall 5-2 to the Thunderbirds at the Art Hauser Centre.
The Raiders jumped out to a lead midway through the first period. Luke Coleman scored his fifth goal of the season when he deflected Loch Morrison’s shot past Thunderbirds goaltender Rylan Toth. Less than two minutes later, Parker Kelly took the puck behind the net and scored on a wraparound to make it 2-0 after the first.
Following a scoreless second, the Thunderbirds’ early period pressure was rewarded. Nolan Volcan, Ryan Gropp and Dillon Hamaliuk scored with 40 seconds to give Seattle a 3-2 lead at the 5:06 mark of the frame. Later, Ian Briscoe and Sami Moilanen scored less than a minute apart to make it 5-2.
Ian Scott stopped 30 shots in a losing effort for the Raiders. Nicholas Sanders spelled Scott with 8:56 to play. He made nine saves in relief. Toth finished the game with 25 saves in the win for Seattle.
The Raiders have one more home game before they head on their biennial B.C. road trip. They host the Kootenay Ice on Friday night for a 7 p.m. puck drop in the Art Hauser Centre. Tickets are available at the Raider Office, by calling 306-764-5348 or clicking here.