RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders and Blades take the ice for Game 2 of their best-of-seven series at the Art Hauser Centre tonight. In Game 1 on Friday night, Sean Montgomery recorded the first hat trick of his WHL career to spark the Raiders to a 6-1 win at the Art Hauser Centre. Brett Leason contributed a goal and three assists in the win. Parker Kelly also had a multi-goal game with two goals. Sergei Sapego added a pair of assists. Ian Scott turned aside 23 shots to pick up his fifth win of the WHL Playoffs.
VS. SASKATOON: The Raiders lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. The Raiders won the season series against the Blades with a record of 6-2-0-0. Prince Albert won all four meetings between the two teams at the Art Hauser Centre.
2019 WHL PLAYOFFS SERIES AT A GLANCE
Game 1 | April 5/19 at PA | PA 6 SAS 1 | S. Montgomery (3g), B. Leason (1g-3a), P. Kelly (2g)
Game 2 | April 7/19 at PA
Game 3 | April 9/19 at SAS
Game 4 | April 10/19 at SAS
Game 5* | April 12/19 at PA
Game 6* | April 14/19 at RD
Game 7* | April 16/19 at PA
Power play: Prince Albert – 2/6; Saskatoon – 0/2
SNIPIN’ SEAN MONTGOMERY: In his 362nd game as a Raider between the regular season and the WHL Playoffs, Sean Montgomery recorded his first career WHL hat trick. Including the WHL Playoffs, the Calgary product had eight two-goal games in his career. He is the first Raider since Milan Kraft to record a hat trick in the post-season. Kraft got his hat trick on March 30, 2000 against the Swift Current Broncos.
PLAYOFF PARKER: Parker Kelly has stepped up for the Raiders in the WHL Playoffs. The Ottawa Senators prospect recorded his second two-goal game in his post-season career. The Camrose, AB product has at least a point in seven of the last eight Raiders’ games in the WHL Playoffs. In the Raiders’ last two appearances in the WHL Playoffs, Kelly has six goals and three assists in 12 games.
GREGOR’S STREAK: With an assist on Friday night, Noah Gregor extended his point streak to four games during the Raiders’ WHL Playoffs run. The San Jose Sharks prospect has two goals and four assists over his current stretch.
FOUR MORE: The Raiders have now scored four or more goals in all five of their games in the WHL Playoffs so far, leading to five wins. During the regular season, the Raiders finished with a 46-0-2-0 record when scoring four or more times in a game.
NEXT UP: The Round 2 series shifts to Saskatoon for Game 3 on Tuesday night at SaskTel Centre. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are still available for the fan bus to Saskatoon for both Games 3 and 4. Adults are $55, while children are $30. Contact the Raider Office for more information.