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Game Preview: Raiders vs. Edmonton

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RAIDER REVIEW: The Prince Albert Raiders (6-23-1-1) start a busy final week before the holidays tonight when they host the Edmonton Oil Kings (14-15-2-0) at the Art Hauser Centre. The Raiders are coming off of a 5-4 shootout loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors at Mosaic Place. Carson Miller notched his first of the year to open the scoring, but Josh Thrower, Noah Gregor and Tanner Jeannot responded to make it 3-1 Warriors. Spencer Moe and Cavin Leth both scored in the second to make it a 3-3 game after two periods. In the third, Jayden Halbgewachs and Moe traded goals to send the game to overtime. After the extra period solved nothing, Halbgewachs scored the lone goal in the shootout to give the Warriors the extra point. Nicholas Sanders stopped 32 shots in the loss for the Raiders.

VS. EDMONTON: This is the third of four meetings between the Raiders and the Oil Kings this season and the final game between the two at the Art Hauser Centre. In the first two meetings, each team has defended home ice to get their wins.

2016-17 SEASON SERIES AT A GLANCE

Oct. 2/16 at PA | PA 5 EDM 2 | S. Montgomery (2g), P. Kelly (1g-1a), T. Vanstone (1g-1a)

Oct. 21/16 at EDM | EDM 3 PA 1 | T. Fix-Wolansky (1g-2a), P. Kelly (1g), W. Warm (1g)

Dec. 13/16 at PA

Jan. 21/17 at EDM

Power play: Prince Albert – 1/9; Edmonton – 2/6

OPENING THE FLOOD GATES: Spencer Moe had quite the weekend against the Moose Jaw Warriors. After tallying his first WHL goal in Friday night’s game, the 16-year-old rookie from Calgary had two goals and an assist in Saturday night’s 5-4 shootout loss. Moe more than doubled his point total on the season with his performance on the weekend, as he now sits with three goals and four assist through 26 games played.

CENTURY MAN: Parker Kelly is set to eclipse a personal milestone. The next game Kelly plays will be his 100th career WHL game. In his 99 games played up to this point, the seventh-round draft pick out of Camrose, AB has 12 goals and 16 assists to go along with 58 penalty minutes.

ROSTER MOVES: On Sunday, the Raiders traded 1997-born forward Nic Holowko to the Kamloops Blazers in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Holowko played in 26 games with the Raiders this season, picking up two goals and give assists.

NEXT UP: The Raiders return to Moose Jaw on Wednesday night to take on the Warriors at Mosaic Place in the fourth meeting between the teams this month. Game time in Moose Jaw is 7 p.m. The next and final home game for the Raiders before the holiday break is on Saturday night against the Swift Current Broncos, capping off a home-and-home series between the clubs. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at raiderhockey.com, at the Raider Office or by calling 306-764-5348.

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