For the second straight year, the Prince Albert NAPA Raiders are going to be in the provincial pee wee hockey final.
The Raiders booked their trip to the Saskatchewan Hockey Association’s provincial final in convincing fashion on Thursday as they crushed Saskatoon 7-2 in the second game of the two-game, total-goal northern final and won the series 12-5.
Brayden Dirks led the way with two goals while singles were added by Tanner Hendricks, Ethan Regnier, Owen Ozar Jack Kowblick and Ben Zultok.
Prince Albert will now wait for the southern representative, but it is expected to be Yorkton, the same team that denied the Raiders a title a year ago.
Meanwhile, the Raiders are also still in the running for the Centre-Four Hockey League Pee Wee Division championship. After outscoring Humboldt 21-5 in their first-round series, the Raiders will now face Lloydminster in the semifinals with the first game of that two-game, total-goal affair going Saturday at 3:45 p.m. at the Northern Regional Recreation Centre in Buckland.
The two teams will then head to Lloydminster on Sunday for the final match of the series.