Game Preview – Pre-season Game 1 vs. Moose Jaw

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NEW SEASON: The Raiders begin their 2019 WHL Pre-season schedule tonight as they host the Moose Jaw Warriors (1-2-0-0) at the Art Hauser Centre. Last season, the Raiders finished the WHL Pre-season with a 2-2-0-1 record with victories over the Regina Pats and the Saskatoon Blades. Brett Leason, Spencer Moe, and Justin Nachbaur tied for the team lead in points with seven over the five-game exhibition schedule.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets to tonight’s WHL Pre-season game are $10 for adults and students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Season ticket holders have a ticket included in their package.

Wed. Sept. 4/19 vs. Moose Jaw, 7 PM
Fri. Sept. 6/19 at Saskatoon (in Warman), 7 PM
Sat. Sept. 7/19 at Moose Jaw, 7 PM
Fri. Sept. 13/19 at Regina, 7 PM
Sat. Sept. 14/19 vs. Regina, 7 PM

GOING CAMPING: Six players left the Raiders for NHL camps on Tuesday night. Cole Fonstad (Montreal Canadiens), Zack Hayes (Anaheim Ducks), Max Martin (Boston Bruins), Brayden Pachal (Vegas Golden Knights), Aliaksei Protas (Washington Capitals), and Sergei Sapego (Toronto Maple Leafs) will be taking part in prospect tournaments beginning this weekend. They will join members of the 2019 WHL Champions Noah Gregor (San Jose Sharks), Dante Hannoun (Boston Bruins), Parker Kelly (Ottawa Senators), Brett Leason (Washington Capitals), and Ian Scott (Toronto Maple Leafs) at tournaments and camps.

SIGNED UP: The Raiders inked three players at the end conclusion of Training Camp, signing 2002-born defenceman Landon Kosior, 2003-born forward Logan Linklater, and 2003-born defenceman Adam McNutt to WHL Standard Player Agreements. All three spent last season playing in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA League, with Kosior being named to the SMHL First All-Star team. Kosior was also named the Top Defenceman at the 2019 Telus Cup in Thunder Bay, ON.

NEXT UP: The Raiders hit the road for the first time in the WHL Pre-season when they head to Warman to battle the Saskatoon Blades at The Legends Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. The next Raiders’ home game in the pre-season is on Saturday, Sept. 14 against the Regina Pats. Puck drop is 7 p.m. The Raiders open the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season on Friday, September 20 when they take on the Saskatoon Blades where the team will raise the 2019 WHL Championship banner prior to the game.

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