Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders held their Annual General Meeting in the Ches Leach Lounge in the Art Hauser Centre on Thursday night.
President of the Board of Directors Gord Broda, Vice President Brad Toporowski, and Director Trevor Rumpel were re-elected for a term of three years with no other nominations from the membership in attendance.
The Raiders announced a net loss of $331,895 for the 2019-20 season, primarily due to the ramifications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the settlement of the CHL-wide class-action lawsuit. Prior to the abrupt end to the year, the Raiders were on track for another positive season with an increased number of the season ticket base and a large uptick in corporate sponsorships for the season.
The 2019-20 year ended with the Raiders clinching a berth in the WHL Playoffs for the third consecutive season and claiming a second consecutive East Division banner. The Raiders finished the season with a 36-18-6-4 record and finished five points clear of the next team in the East Division.
At the end of the season, the Raiders made two selections in the inaugural U.S. Prospects Draft and signed their first-round pick Jamison Sluys. Then in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, the Raiders made nine selections and have signed first-round pick Terrell Goldsmith and second-round pick Harrison Lodewyk. The Raiders also selected and signed Uladzilsau Shyla in the 2020 CHL Import Draft.
Most recently, Kaiden Guhle and Ozzy Wiesblatt were selected in the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens and the San Jose Sharks, respectively.