Prince Albert, SK – Ian Scott was nearly perfect as he backstopped the Prince Albert Raiders (6-4-3-0) to a 4-1 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings (9-4-0-1) on Friday night at the Art Hauser Centre.
Scott stopped 34 Wheat King shots – including 19 of 20 in the second period – to earn his third consecutive win since returning from injury last week.
The Raiders’ offence supported Scott right from the opening with an early goal. Jordy Stallard’s wrister from the slot deflected off of a Wheat Kings defender’s stick and past Dylan Myskiw at the 1:05 mark of the period. Later in the frame, Parker Kelly deflected Max Martin’s point shot during a mid-period power play to put the Raiders up 2-0 after 20 minutes.
Early in the second, the Raiders jumped on the Wheat Kings again. Cole Fonstad and Kelly broke into the zone on a two-on-one rush. Fonstad dropped the puck for Kelly who wired it past Myskiw at the 2:05 mark.
Midway through the period, Devon Skoleski scored a highlight reel goal. After Sean Montgomery batted the puck towards goal, Skoleski also batted it out of the air and past Myskiw to give the Raiders a 4-0 lead. However, just 22 seconds later, Tanner Kaspick broke the shutout bid with an unassisted goal.
Don’t think I’ve ever seen this before. With the puck waist high, Montgomery taps it to Skoleski who bats it in midair, 4-0 Raiders pic.twitter.com/kWlueeubsu
— Jeff D’Andrea (@Jeff_paNOW) October 28, 2017
In the third, Scott made all seven saves in the frame to keep his team ahead by three, the final margin, on his way to first-star honours in the game. Myskiw made 15 saves in a losing effort.
The Raiders are back in action on Thursday night in Moose Jaw to take on the Warriors. Game time is 7 p.m. The next Raiders’ home games are on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 against the Swift Current Broncos and Moose Jaw Warriors, respectively.
Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, the Raider Office, or by calling 306-764-GAME.