Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders (16-40-3-2) took a point off the top-ranked team in the CHL on Monday afternoon.
The Raiders were knocked off 3-2 in overtime by the Regina Pats (42-9-2-1) at the Art Hauser Centre on Family Day.
Sean Montgomery got the Raiders off to a good start in the first period. He pounced on a rebound at the side of the net and beat Pats goaltender Jordan Hollett for his 13th of the season to put the Raiders up 1-0.
Early in the second, the Pats tied the game on Dawson Leedahl’s 28th of the season. Midway through the frame, the Raiders regained the lead on another power play. Tim Vanstone tipped Vojtech Budik’s point shot through Hollett to tally his 11th of the season and give the Raiders a 2-1 advantage. With seconds left in the middle frame, the Pats evened it up. Josh Mahura beat Ian Scott for his 14th of the season to make it a 2-2 game after two periods.
The two teams skated to a scoreless third period, much in part due to Scott stopping all 16 shots he faced in the frame.
Midway through the overtime period, the Pats scored the game-winning goal. Leedahl notched his second of the game to give Regina the 3-2 win.
Scott was stellar once again, making 41 saves in the loss. Hollett stopped 27 shots in the Pats’ win.
The Raiders are off until Friday night when they open a home-and-home series with the Saskatoon Blades at SaskTel Centre. The two teams meet again at the Art Hauser Centre on the following night. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available here, the Raider Office or by calling 306-764-5348.