Game Preview – Game 42 vs. Prince George


RAIDER REVIEW: The Raiders (21-14-5-1) take on the Prince George Cougars (10-22-2-4) tonight at the Art Hauser Centre. On Tuesday, the Raiders fell 6-5 in overtime to the visiting Red Deer Rebels. Justin Nachbaur picked up a goal and two assists in the game. Landon Kosior added a pair of helpers. Evan Herman, Jeremy Masella, Spencer Moe, and Ilya Usau also scored for the Raiders.

Goals — Aliaksei Protas (21)
Assists — Aliaksei Protas (31)
Points — Aliaksei Protas (52)
Power-Play Goals — Aliaksei Protas , Ozzy Wiesblatt (6)
Shorthanded Goals — Aliaksei Protas (2)
Game-Winning Goals — Aliaksei Protas (5)
Plus/Minus — Aliaksei Protas (+29)
Wins — Max Paddock (10)
Goals-Against Average — Carter Serhyenko (2.31)
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 | 4-2 L
Jan. 10/20 vs. Prince George
Jan. 29/20 vs. Victoria

VS. PRINCE GEORGE: The Raiders have won their last two games against the Prince George Cougars, both by 6-2 scores. In last year’s win at the CN Centre, Sean Montgomery had a goal and an assist while Sergei Sapego chipped in two assists.

ROSTER MOVE: On Thursday, the Raiders acquired 2000-born goaltender Max Paddock from the Regina Pats in exchange for 2002-born forward Jakob Brook, a second-round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft and a conditional third-round pick in the 2022 draft.

DIESEL POWERED: Jeremy Masella scored his third goal of the season on Tuesday night against Red Deer. The Phoenix, AZ product also scored the first goal by a Raiders defenceman in 10 games, which was a Kaiden Guhle marker on Dec. 11 against the Medicine Hat Tigers.

NACHBAUR’S NIGHT: Justin Nachbaur recorded the third three-point night of his career on Tuesday with a goal and two assists. His previous two came during the 2017-18 season, which was his rookie year in the league. The Cross Lake, MB product has goals in two of his last three games after snapping a span of seven games without a goal.

TWO HELPINGS: Landon Kosior picked up the second two-assist night of his rookie season on Tuesday. His previous two-point night was also against Red Deer on Nov. 20. Kosior is tied for fourth among rookie defencemen with 15 points.

2-1 OTL at REG, Jan. 1/20 Jan. 11 vs. Edmonton
1-0 L at BDN, Jan. 3/20 Jan. 17 at Edmonton
6-3 L at WPG, Jan. 4/20 Jan. 18 at Red Deer
5-3 W at WPG, Jan. 5/20 Jan. 24 vs. Edmonton
6-5 OTL vs. RD, Jan. 7/20 Jan. 25 vs. Medicine Hat

NEXT UP: The Raiders wrap up their three-game homestand tomorrow night against the Edmonton Oil Kings on the third annual Sock Hop Night Presented By Parkland Ambulance. Fans are asked to bring new socks to throw on the ice during the second intermission for a chance to win a new TV. Tickets are available online here and at the Raiders Office.

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