Game Preview – Game 32 vs. Kamloops


RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (20-7-3-1) host the Kamloops Blazers (20-9-2-1) on the annual Teddy Bear Toss Presented By Canadian Tire. Last night against Winnipeg, the Raiders downed the ICE 3-1 at the Art Hauser Centre. Ozzy Wiesblatt had a goal and an assist in the win. Spencer Moe and Justin Nachbaur also scored. Carter Serhyenko picked up his fifth win of the year with a 24-save performance.

Goals — Aliaksei Protas (18)
Assists — Aliaksei Protas, Ozzy Wiesblatt (24)
Points — Aliaksei Protas (42)
Power-Play Goals — Aliaksei Protas , Ozzy Wiesblatt (5)
Shorthanded Goals — Aliaksei Protas (2)
Game-Winning Goals — Aliaksei Protas (5)
Plus/Minus — Aliaksei Protas (+27)
Wins — Boston Bilous (15)
Goals-Against Average — Carter Serhyenko (1.73)
2019-20 vs. BC DIVISION
Oct. 8/19 vs. Vancouver | 4-2 W
Dec. 6/19 vs. Kelowna | 2-1 L
Dec. 14/19 vs. Kamloops
Jan. 10/20 vs. Prince George
Jan. 29/20 vs. Victoria

VS. KAMLOOPS: The Raiders have won back-to-back games against the Blazers. Last year, the Raiders downed the Blazers 4-1 in Kamloops. During the 2017-18 season, the Raiders knocked off the Blazers 6-5 in a shootout at the Art Hauser Centre.

LET THE TEDDIES FLY: Raiders overagers have enjoyed the Teddy Bear Toss for the past four years. The last four goals that sent the fur flying were scored by a Raiders’ 20-year-old. Sean Montgomery scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal last year, preceded by Curtis Miske, Austin Glover, and Jesse Lees.

HELPING OUT: With an assist on Spencer Moe’s goal on Friday night, Ozzy Wiesblatt moved into a share of the team lead in assists with 24 on the season. He also scored in the game, giving the 2020 NHL Draft prospect his ninth multi-point game of the season.

SCORING TOUCH: Justin Nachbaur snapped a seven-game goalless drought on Friday night with his first-period marker against Winnipeg. The goal held up as the game winner, giving the Cross Lake, MB product his second game-winning goal of the season. Nachbaur has four goals and nine assists in 31 games this season.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Spencer Moe’s third-period goal extended the Raiders streak of games with a power-play marker to five. The Raiders have the seventh-ranked power play in the WHL this season, converting on 22.3% of their opportunities.

4-1 W at SC, Nov. 30/19 Dec. 15/19 at Saskatoon
2-1 L vs. KEL, Dec. 6/19 Dec. 27/19 vs. Saskatoon
5-1 W at MJ, Dec. 7/19 Dec. 28/19 at Saskatoon
8-4 L vs. MH, Dec. 11/19 Dec. 30/19 vs. Winnipeg
3-1 W vs. WPG, Dec. 13/19 Jan. 1/20 at Regina

NEXT UP: The Raiders close out their schedule before the holiday break tomorrow in Saskatoon against the Blades at SaskTel Centre. Puck drop is 4 p.m. The next Raiders’ home game is on Friday, December 27 against the Blades. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Raiders Office and online here.

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