Game Preview: Game 62 @ Saskatoon
SETTING IT UP: The Raiders (25-33-3-0) wrap up a home and home set tonight in Saskatoon against the Blades. Saskatoon beat Prince Albert 6-2 at the Art Hauser Centre on Friday night. Conner Roulette led the way with a hat trick in the win for the Blades, while Sloan Stanick and Ryder Ritchie scored for PA.
|2022-23 Head to Head|
|September 23, 2022 vs SAS | 5-2 L|
|September 24, 2022 @ SAS | 2-1 OTL|
|December 10, 2022 vs SAS | 9-0 L|
|December 27, 2022 @ SAS | 3-1 L|
|January 20, 2023 @ SAS | 6-1 L|
|January 21, 2023 vs SAS | 3-1 W|
|February 24, 2023 @ SAS | 6-5 OTW|
|February 25, 2023 vs SAS | 3-1 L|
|March 10, 2023 vs SAS | 6-2 L|
|March 12, 2023 @ SAS|
|2022-23 Regular Season Leaders|
|Goals — K. Sorensen (23)|
|Assists — L. Kosior (38)|
|Points — L. Kosior (55)|
|Power-Play Goals — K. Sorensen (11)|
|Game-Winning Goals — L. Kosior (4)|
|Penalty Minutes — T. Goldsmith (91)|
|Plus/Minus — L. Kosior (+4)|
|Wins — T. Chaika (14)|
|Goals-Against Average — T. Chaika (3.33)|
|Save Percentage — T. Chaika (.891)|
LOSING SKID: The Raiders are looking to snap a four game losing streak in Saskatoon tonight. The good news is the last time the Raiders played in Saskatoon, they came away with a 6-5 win in overtime, thanks to an overtime winning goal courtesy of Sloan Stanick.
THE LATEST TO 200: Speaking of Stanick, the 19-year-old forward is celebrating his 200th career WHL game tonight. The Rapid City, MB product is enjoying his second season with Prince Albert with 53 points (22G-31A) in 60 games. Stanick spent time with the Regina Pats before being acquired by the Raiders via trade in the 2021-22 regular season.
THE PLAYOFF PICTURE: While it’s still mathematically possible, it will take a lot of wins and a lot of help for the Raiders to make it to the postseason. Currently seven points behind the eighth place Swift Current Broncos, the team will need to get a win tonight to stick around in the conversation. With four of their remaining seven games coming against the Blades and Winnipeg ICE, it will take a lot of determination and upsets to squeak into a playoff spot. The Raiders take on the ICE on Tuesday night at home in their second last home game of the season.
6:Regina Pats—31-26-2-1 (65 pts)
7: Medicine Hat Tigers—26-26-8-1 (61 pts)
8: Swift Current Broncos—28-29-1-3 (60 pts)
9: Calgary Hitmen—26-26-5-3 (60 pts)
10: Brandon Wheat Kings—25-28-8-0 (58 pts)
11: Prince Albert Raiders—25-33-3-0 (53 pts)