Game Preview: Raiders vs. Calgary


RAIDER REVIEW: The Prince Albert Raiders (6-21-1-0) return to the Art Hauser Centre to take on the Calgary Hitmen (8-14-2-0) tonight.  The Raiders are coming off of a 12-2 defeat on Saturday night in Regina against the Pats. Sergei Zborovskiy, Rykr Cole, Austin Wagner and Adam Brooks each scored a pair of goals for the Pats. Austin Glover notched a goal and an assist for the Raiders, while Simon Stransky also found the back of the net. Nicholas Sanders and Ian Scott both saw action in the game, combining for 35 saves on 47 attempts.

VS. CALGARY: This is the second meeting of the year between the Raiders and the Hitmen, and the first at the Art Hauser Centre. In their game on Oct. 23, Ian Scott made 32 saves to backstop the Raiders to a 3-2 victory over the Hitmen at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Adam Kadlec, Simon Stransky and Luke Coleman all scored in the game for the Raiders.


Oct. 23/16 at CGY | PA 3 CGY 2 | I. Scott (32 saves), A. Grishakov (2a), S. Stransky (1g)

Dec. 6/16 at PA

Jan. 11/17 at PA

Jan. 22/17 at CGY

Power play: Prince Albert – 0/5; Calgary – 0/4

BACK ON TRACK: After two long pointless streaks, the Raiders’ top-two scorers found the offensive side of the scoresheet again on the weekend. Simon Stransky finished the two games with three goals after being held goalless for seven games. Austin Glover picked up two goals and two assists on the weekend to snap an eight-game pointless skid. Stransky leads the team with 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists), while Glover is second with 17 (eight goals, nine assists).

STAYING DISCIPLINED: The Raiders and the Hitmen are two of the best teams when it comes to staying out of the penalty box. The Hitmen and the Raiders have the fourth and fifth-fewest penalty minutes in the league this season, respectively. Calgary has 330 PIMs in 24 games, while the Radiers have 351 in 28.

NEXT UP: The Raiders are back at it at home on Friday night when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors on Teddy bear Toss Night.  Fans are asked to wrap their teddy bears in a plastic bag before throwing them on the ice. Puck drop is 7p.m. Tickets are available here, at the Raider Office or by calling 306-764-5348.

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