Daily Herald Staff
An offensive explosion has propelled the Prince Albert Venice House Raiders into a share of second place in the North Division of the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League.
The Raiders played three games this weekend and scored nine times in each contest winning 9-0 in Notre Dame on Thursday before returning home and battling Weyburn to a 9-9 draw on Saturday and then outscoring the Battlefords 9-7 on Sunday.
Landon Markovich, Brendl Daniels and Jake Hobson each had two goals in the win over Notre Dame while Jacob Dumont, Riley Sawchuk and Ethan Regnier had one apiece. Brayden Oreel registered the shutout.
Against Weyburn, the Raiders trailed 3-0 early and then gave up a three-goal lead late in the game to settle for the draw. Regnier had a hat-trick to lead the way offensively while Mikhail Tait, with two goals and three assists, and Sawchuk, with two goals and a pair of helpers, also had strong offensive outings. Kyle Schneider and Ryan Hordal had the other goals for Prince Albert with Schneider and Markovich each collecting three assists. Matthew Guitard made 35 saves in picking up the single point in the Raider net.
Sawchuk had another four-point outing against the Battlefords, but this time they were all goals. Regnier, with a pair, Brayden Dirks, Markovich and Daniels also scored for the Raiders with Guitard getting the win in the Prince Albert goal.
Prince Albert, which had a 14-game unbeaten streak snapped last weekend when they lost to the league-leading Sask. Valley Vipers, returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to Saskatoon to face the Bandits. The Raiders will then have three games left on the regular schedule after that tilt with just one of those on home ice. That game, which is set for Feb. 12 at 6:15 p.m. at the Kinsmen Arena, is against the North East Wolf Pack, the team Prince Albert is battling with for second place.
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The Dmyterko Enerprises Raiders took full advantage of playing against a weaker opponent as they swept the Warman Wildcats in a Centre-Four Hockey League midget division twinbill on the weekend.
On Friday in Warman, Josh McDougall scored a pair of goals to lead Prince Albert to a convincing 7-2 victory. Connor Craig, Braden Isbister, Dillon Zuck, Reed Manson and Austin Odnokon also scored for the Raiders with Tanner Fiddler chipping in with a trio of assists.
Back in Prince Albert on Sunday, the game was a lot tighter with Chris Woods, Cole Hobson and Craig scoring in a 3-2 triumph.
The weekend results improve Prince Albert’s record to 14-12-4 with just two more games left on the schedule. The next game is Feb. 13 against Beardy’s with the finale set for Feb. 23 against the Battlefords. Both games will be played in Prince Albert.
The Prince Albert NAPA Raiders got back on the winning track when they cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Battlefords in Centre-Four Hockey League pee wee division action on Sunday.
After a trio of losses to the Humboldt Broncos – twice in Saskatchewan Hockey Association playoffs and again in league play on Saturday – the Raiders got untracked with Abbey Soyko and Braden Schneider leading the way with two goals each. Kaleb Charko and Jack Kowblick had the other goals for Prince Albert, who improve to 9-7-2 in league play.
Against Humboldt on Saturday it was Nic Prediger and Ben Zultok scoring Prince Albert’s goals.
The Raiders have three games left on the schedule with just one of those being on home ice. Sandwiched between road games in Humboldt and Warman is a date with Melfort on Valentine’s Day. That contest will be held at 8 p.m. at the Steuart Arena.