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Back to where it all started for Raiders’ C Tkatch
By Jeff D'Andrea

paNOW Staff

Jordan Tkatch's hockey career is coming around full circle. 

Tkatch, who the Prince Albert Raiders acquired this offseason from the Prince George Cougars, is heading back to the Art Hauser Centre where he scored his first WHL career goal.

Raiders’ Guhle poised for a breakout season
By Jeff D’Andrea paNOW Staff

With three 19-year-old defencemen off to NHL camps since last Tuesday, the Prince Albert Raiders needed Brendan Guhle to take on a bigger role in the two-game set against the Regina Pats.

Did he ever.

The 17-year-old defenceman was in on 50 per cent of the Raiders’ goals in the two wins over the Pats: a 4-1 win Friday at the Art Hauser Centre and a 4-3 win Wednesday in Regina. Guhle had a pair of goals in Friday’s win and a goal and an assist on Wednesday.

Raiders sophomore Guhle with a pair of goals in Raiders' 4-1 EX win over Pats
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Brendan Guhle potted a pair of goals as the Raiders beat the Regina Pats 4-1 Friday at the Art Hauser Centre.

The Raiders concluded their preseason with the win, and finished with a 3-2-0-1 record.

Raiders push Pats to OT, win 4-3
By Drew Wilson

Voice of the Raiders

 

Calder Brooks' unassisted goal 3:45 into overtime gave the Raiders a 4-3 win over the Pats at Cooperators arena in Regina. The overage centreman stole the puck at the Regina blue line, battled through the hook of defenseman Chase Harrison and deked Pat goalie Tyler Fuhr with a backhand-to-forehand move and stuffed home the winning goal sparking the spontaneous post game celebration.

New Raider McCarthy ‘shocked’ by trade
By Jeff D’Andrea paNOW Staff

As Colton McCarthy prepared for Moose Jaw Warriors’ preseason game on Saturday against the Swift Current Broncos, he had no idea he was in the process of being dealt.

The Prince Albert Raiders issued a release at exactly 7 p.m. on Saturday, moments before the game took place, saying that they had acquired the 18-year-old centreman from the Warriors. The Warriors received a sixth-round pick in 2016 in return.

Paivarinta and Coleman reassigned, four Raiders prepare for NHL camps
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

On Monday, the Prince Albert Raiders cut two of their top-three remaining picks for the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Raiders reassigned third rounder and defenceman Cody Paivarinta to the Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (Junior B hockey in B.C.), and fifth rounder Luke Coleman to the Red Deer Chiefs of the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League.

In the case of Paivarinta, there were simply too many veterans to fight battle spots with on the team.

Raiders shutout by Blades 4-0 in preseason; announce trade

paNOW Staff

WARMAN—A night after beating the Saskatoon Blades by four goals, the Prince Albert Raiders’ got a dose of their own medicine.

The Raiders beat the Blades 6-2 on Friday at the Art Hauser Centre, but then lost 4-0 Saturday in Warman to split the home-and-home exhibition series.

Raiders triple up Blades with 6-2 preseason win
By Jeff D'Andrea

paNOW Staff

Walk-on Roach now in hunt to make team; Pruden to face former team this weekend
By Jeff D’Andrea paNOW Staff

Curtis Roach reported for the Prince Albert Raiders rookie camp and an undrafted, free agent walk-on back on Aug. 22, but much has changed since then.

After being a standout at rookie camp, the 17-year-old Saskatoon-born defenceman moved on to the main camp and dazzled at the intrasquad game on Tuesday.

Now, Roach not only signed a WHL standard contract with the Raiders on Aug. 27, but is battling for a spot on a crowded defence core this preseason.

Former Raider Perreaux retires from hockey
By Jeff D’Andrea paNOW Staff

In his last three years with the Prince Albert Raiders, everything about Carson Perreaux screamed fun.

He constantly pranked teammates as they were being interviewed before practices and did just about anything to make them stumble or laugh during their answer. Most of the time, he succeeded.

Raiders routed by Hitmen at Regina tournament
By Drew Wilson

Voice of the Raiders

 

The two goal performance of Debden's Craig Leverton was one of few highlights for the Raiders in a 12-3 loss to the Calgary Hitmen at the Regina preseason tournament.

Raiders fall to Hurricanes in preseason opening shootout
By Drew Wilson

Voice of the Raiders

 

Nick McBride gave the Raiders a chance to win their preseason opener, but it was the player he foiled the most during regulation and overtime who would have the final say. Jamal Watson scored the shootout winner in a 2-1 Lethbridge victory after being robbed repeatedly by the Raiders 17-year-old starting goaltender.

Raider roster at 32 heading into preseason
Preseason Roster (names & ages)

 

Goal

Rylan Parenteau (18)

Nick McBride (17)

Ian Scott (15)

 

Defense

Sawyer Lange (20)

Hunter Warner (19)

Josh Morrissey (19)

MacKenze Stewart (19)

Ryan Coghlan (19)

Tomas Andrlik (19)

Ben Verrall (18)

Brendan Guhle (17)

Brennan Riddle (17)

Curtis Roach (17)

Cody Paivarinta (16)

Cody Thompson (15)

 

Forwards

Calder Brooks (20)

Dakota Conroy (20)

Raiders to go with McBride and Parenteau, announce three more signings ; intrasquad game summary
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

Even though the regular season doesn’t start until Sept. 19, goaltender Rylan Parenteau already knows he’ll finally begin his WHL career with the Prince Albert Raiders this season.

The Raiders only listed three goaltenders in their main camp rosters this week: Parenteau, returning goaltender Nick McBride and underager Ian Scott, who’s not eligible to play between the pipes this year.

PHOTOS: Raiders Day raises hockey spirit in P.A.
paNOW Staff

More than 100 eager fans met in front of the Art Hauser Centre Tuesday afternoon as they celebrated Raiders Day to pre-empt the hockey season.

To help celebrate the event the Prince Albert Raiders store opened at 9:30 a.m. with special deals. Season ticket holders also had a chance to pick up their tickets.

Those looking for a quick bite had a chance to grab a cheeseburger, chips and pop from the barbecue hosted by Co-op.

Warner wows, Stransky signs at Raiders training camp
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

Newcomer Hunter Warner is garnering all kinds of accolades from the Prince Albert Raiders brass after his first training camp scrimmage on Monday.

The 19-year-old defenceman from Eden Prairie, Minn. signed with the Raiders on Aug. 6. According Dale Derkatch, the Raiders director of player personnel, the Raiders are quite excited to have gotten the deal done.

Raiders’ overage situation progressing but still far from set
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Raiders 20-year-old situation continues to be interesting.

The Raiders entered the offseason with seven overagers on their team, four more than the maximum of three.

UPDATED: Main camp rosters released; Stewart and Coleman looking for Raider forward spots
By Jeff D’Andrea

paNOW Staff

Prior to the two squad practices for the Prince Albert Raiders main camp, the team released their camp rosters.

Team Green

Defence

Sawyer Lange, 1994

Mackenze Stewart, 1995

Ryan Coghlan, 1995

Brennan Riddle, 1997

Curtis Roach, 1997

Cody Paivarinta, 1998

Ashton Heidt, 1999

Zachary Hayes, 1999

Forwards

Dakota Conroy, 1994

Jordan Tkatch, 1995

Aaron Ryback, 1995

 Backed up at blueline; not a lot of spots for Raiders D prospects
By Jeff D'Andrea

paNOW Staff

Will Morrissey be Manitoba bound or wearing Raider green?
By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

With less than a month to go until the Prince Albert Raiders’ home opener, it's still not clear if last year’s captain Josh Morrissey will be playing with the team this season.

The 19-year-old will travel to Manitoba early next month to practice with the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL. Depending on how the training camp goes there, Morrissey may either stay in Winnipeg or come back and join the Raiders.

Raiders rookies in town and kicking off camp
paNOW Staff

The Prince Albert Raiders are beginning their rookie camp Friday, starting with registration and fitness testing. 

Rookie camp concludes on Sunday, where main camp will begin in the afternoon. Training camp will wrap with the annual Raiders intrasquad game on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Here are the rookie camp rosters.

Team Green

 

Raiders ramping up plans for training camp
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

It’s that time of year again. Raider rookie camp opens Aug. 22 and general manager Bruno Campese says there is a lot to go over before the players arrive.

“Everything from who we have coming to where we see guys (players) as far as moving forward, mapping out and projecting who is going to be in the Regina tournament (Aug. 29 vs. Lethbridge, Aug. 30 vs. Calgary), there’s billets, there’s schools, there’s travel, practice planning, there is a lot going on.”

Online or in line, Raider season ticket price rises
By Nigel Maxwell paNOW Staff

A new option is being offered this year for Raiders fans.

Season tickets can now be bought online through www.raiderhockey.com, which means no more waiting in line.

"This is just something we've been talking about doing for a long time, and with the modern technology out there we are sort of catching up. Other teams have been doing it for a while," said Bruce Vance, the Raiders director of marketing.

Leon Draisaitl signs with the Edmonton Oilers
paNOW Staff

Raider Centreman Leon Draisaitl has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

The 18-year-old who posted a 105 point season with the Raiders in 2013-14 (38 goals, 67 assists in 64 games) has been training in  Edmonton since shortly after the NHL draft at the end of June.

Raiders sign USHL player Hunter Warner
By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff

The Raiders will have a new 19-year-old defenseman patrolling the blue line this season. 

Hunter Warner is leaving the USHL's Fargo Force after posting 12 points on two goals and 10 assists while spending 125 minutes in the penalty box.

General Manager Bruno Campese said the six-foot two-inch, 202 pound rearguard from Eden Prairie, Minnesota fills a need on the back line, especially as a right hand shot.

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