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Raiders Weekly: Familiar face returns to Prince Albert with the opposition

Prince Albert, SK – The Prince Albert Raiders (1-1-0-0) have two home games this week, including the return of a Memorial Cup champion on an opposing bench.

After splitting a home-and-home season-opening series with the Regina Pats to open the season on the weekend, the Raiders are off until Friday night when Emanuel Viveiros and the Swift Current Broncos (1-1-0-0) come to town.

Viveiros, an assistant captain on the 1985 Memorial Cup team, was hired as the head coach of the Swift Current Broncos on July 21. Viveiros dressed in 251 games for the Raiders, compiling 60 goals and 261 assists. Among Raiders defenceman, he is tied for the most all-time goals and has dished out the most assists in team history. He was added to the Raiders Wall of Fame on Nov. 15, 2008. Puck drop for Friday’s game is 7 p.m.

The Raiders’ second and final game of the week comes on Sunday afternoon when the Edmonton Oil Kings (2-0-0-0) visit the Art Hauser Centre for a 4 p.m. match-up. Following the game, fans in attendance are invited to a free skate with the Raiders. Only people wearing skates are allowed on the ice. Helmets must be worn. No sticks allowed.

Raiders Itinerary:

Monday, September 26, 2016:

Practice | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, September 27, 2016:

Practice | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Wednesday, September 28, 2016:

Practice | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Thursday, September 29, 2016:

Practice | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Friday, September 30, 2016:

Practice | 10:00 – 10:45 AM

RAIDERS vs. SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS | 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 1, 2016:

Practice | 10:00 – Noon

Sunday, October 2, 2016:

Practice | 10:00 – 10:45 AM

RAIDERS vs. EDMONTON OIL KINGS | 4:00 PM

POST-GAME | Skate with the Raiders

Tickets are available for both games. Click here or call 306-765-5348 for information.

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