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RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (26-1-0-0) travel to Swift Current tonight to face off against the Broncos (4-21-1-1) at the Innovation Credit Union i-plex. In their last outing, the Raiders defeated the Regina Pats 5-2 at the Brandt Centre on Saturday night. After the Pats struck first, Brett Leason, Kody McDonald, and Brayden Pachal responded to give the Raiders a 3-1 lead. Following a Pats goal in the third, Ozzy Wiesblatt and Spencer Moe both found the back of the net to round out the scoring. Ian Scott turned aside 24 shots to pick up his 22nd win of the year.
VS. SWIFT CURRENT: This is the second time the Raiders and Broncos meet this season and first in Swift Current. Last year, the Raiders were 1-2-1-0 at the Innovation Credit Union i-plex. In November, the Raiders downed the Broncos 6-2 at the Art Hauser Centre behind Noah Gregor’s four-point night.
2018-19 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE
Nov. 9/18 at PA | PA 6 SC 2 | N. Gregor (2g-2a), S. Montgomery (2g), K. McDonald (1g-1a)
Dec. 4/18 at SC
Dec. 14/18 at SC
Dec. 15/18 at PA
Feb. 13/19 at SC
March 5/19 at PA
March 8/19 at PA
March 10/19 at SC
Power play: Prince Albert – 1/1; Swift Current – 1/7
Leading scorer: Prince Albert – Noah Gregor (2g-2a); Swift Current – Six players tied (1pt)
GOING CAMPING: On Monday, Brett Leason and Ian Scott were two of 34 players named to Hockey Canada’s SportChek Selection Camp for the 2019 World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, BC. The camp opens on Monday, December 10 in Victoria.
BOUND FOR GERMANY: Aliaksei Protas and Sergei Sapego are joining Team Belarus for the 2019 World Junior Division 1 Championship in Germany. Consisting of two groups, the pair from Vitebsk will compete in Group A with five other teams for a berth in next year’s World Junior Hockey Championship.
DOUBLE CENTURY: Captain Brayden Pachal played in his 200th career WHL game on Saturday night in Regina, picking up the game-winning goal in the contest. In his WHL career, the Estevan product has 17 goals and 51 assists. Since joining the Raiders, Pachal has scored 16 of those goals with 43 assists. He also has seven game-winning goals in his career, including four this year to lead all defenceman in the WHL.
NEXT UP: The Raiders head to Swift Current on Tuesday night for a game against the Broncos at the Innovation Credit Union i-plex. The next Raiders’ home game is on Saturday, Dec. 8 against the Brandon. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Raider Office and raiderhockey.com.