Regina, SK – Fresh off a stint at Vancouver Canucks Rookie Camp, Reid Gardiner scored the game-winning goal in the third period to lead the Prince Albert Raiders to a 5-2 win over the Regina Pats at the Brandt Centre on Wednesday night.
Searching for their first win of the pre-season, the Raiders managed to rally off four unanswered goals, including three in the third period, to knockoff the Pats. Prince Albert also entered the game aiming to shore up their penalty kill – which they did – as they went a perfect seven-for-seven while down a man.
Dylan Williamson, Tim Vanstone, Gardiner, Jordan Tkatch, and Austin Glover each scored for Prince Albert. Glover and Vanstone also collected assists in the game, finishing the evening with two points each.
Regina received goals from Rykr Cole and Gary Haden.
Making his second start of the pre-season, Rylan Parenteau went the distance, making 28 saves on 30 attempts. Pats netminder Daniel Wapple also played 60 minutes, turning away 21 of 25 shots.
The Pats outshot the Raiders 30-26. Prince Albert went 2-for-3 on the power play, while Regina was 0-for-7.
The win improves the Raiders record to 1-4-0-0 in the pre-season, while the Pats fall for the fourth-straight game and drop to 1-5-0-0. The Raiders play their next game on Friday, September 18 as they welcome the Regina Pats to the Art Hauser Centre. Puck drop is 7:00 PM.
Prince Albert Raiders single game tickets are now available at the Raiders office at the Art Hauser Centre. For more ticket information, visit www.raiderhockey.com or call 306-764-5348. Season tickets ordered prior to July 15 are now available for pick up. Orders placed after July 15 will be available Friday, September 18.