Prince Albert Raiders

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Prince Albert Raiders
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City Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
League Western Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionEast
Founded1982 (1982)–83
Home arena Art Hauser Centre
ColoursGreen, Black, Gold
            
General manager Curtis Hunt
Head coach Marc Habscheid
CaptainZack Hayes
Championships
  • 1985 Memorial Cup Champions
  • 1985, 2019 WHL Champions
Website www.raiderhockey.com

The Prince Albert Raiders are a major junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League. The Raiders play in the East Division of the Eastern Conference. They are based in the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. The team plays its home games at the Art Hauser Centre.

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Marc Habscheid, the current head coach of the Raiders.
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Kyle Chipchura in action as a member of the Raiders.

History

The early days

The Raiders started in 1971 as one of the most successful Tier II franchises in Canada, playing in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). Prince Albert won the Tier II national championship, the Manitoba Centennial Trophy, a 4 times in a six-year span from 1977 to 1982. While competing for the Manitoba Centennial Trophy, the Raiders competed against a few future OHL teams, the Guelph Platers and the Belleville Bulls. The Raiders also won 7 straight Anavet Cups between 1976 until 1982 against various champions of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.[ citation needed ]

Terry Simpson was the team's coach for those 6 years in the SJHL. He stayed with the team for its first 4 years when it moved up to the WHL. The City of Prince Albert was granted a WHL expansion franchise for the 1982–83 season.[ citation needed ]

1984–85 season

Three years later, the Raiders were the best team in the WHL. Led by team captain Dan Hodgson, the team achieved the best regular season record in the WHL of 58 wins, 11 losses and 3 ties. The Raiders defeated the Calgary Wranglers, Medicine Hat Tigers and the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL playoffs to win the WHL championship. Other notable members of the 1984–1985 team were; Tony Grenier, Dave Pasin, Pat Elynuik, Dave Manson, Ken Baumgartner, Dave Goertz and Emanuel Viveiros.[ citation needed ]

The Raiders went on to compete for the 1985 Memorial Cup versus the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Verdun Junior Canadiens and the Shawinigan Cataractes. In a game that featured 108 minutes in penalties called, Prince Albert lost 6–2 to Shawinigan. The second game saw the Raiders beat Verdun 5 to 3 with 2 goals from defenceman Dave Goertz. In their third game, the Raiders defeated the Sault Ste. Marie 8 to 6, and Dan Hodgson had 5 assists in the match. The Raiders and Greyhounds would play each other again in the semi-finals and Prince Albert would prevail again by a score of 8 to 3. The Raiders won the Memorial Cup and became CHL champions by defeating the Shawinigan Cataractes 6–1 in the final.[ citation needed ]

Championships

Current roster

Updated January 9, 2020. [1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G AgeAcquiredBirthplaceDrafted
2 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nolan Allan D L16 2017 Davidson, Saskatchewan Eligible 2021
7 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Remy Aquilon D L18 2019 Kelowna, British Columbia Undrafted
14 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Matthew Culling C L18 2019 Regina, Saskatchewan Undrafted
40 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kaiden Guhle D L17 2017 Sherwood Park, Alberta Eligible 2020
5 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Zack Hayes  ( C ) D L20 2014 Calgary, Alberta Undrafted
22 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Evan Herman LW L17 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba Eligible 2020
17 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michael Horon LW L18 2019 Lethbridge, Alberta Undrafted
12 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Landon Kosior D R17 2019 Regina, Saskatchewan Eligible 2020
28 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Tyson Laventure RW R16 2018 Lloydminster, Alberta Eligible 2021
3 Flag of the United States.svg Jeremy Masella  ( A ) D L20 2018 Phoenix, Arizona Undrafted
11 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Spencer Moe C R20 2015 Calgary, Alberta Undrafted
29 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Justin Nachbaur LW L19 2015 Cross Lake, Manitoba Undrafted
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Max Paddock G L19 2020 Brandon, Manitoba Undrafted
23 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Eric Pearce C R18 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan Undrafted
21 Flag of Belarus.svg Aliaksei Protas  ( A ) C L19 2018 Vitebsk, Belarus 2019, 91st Overall, WSH
33 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Carter Serhyenko G L17 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Eligible 2021
18 Flag of Belarus.svg Daniil Stepanov C R18 2019 Minsk, Belarus Undrafted
25 Flag of Belarus.svg Ilya Usau C L18 2019 Minsk, Belarus Undrafted
15 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Reece Vitelli RW R18 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba Undrafted
27 Flag of the United States.svg Brayden Watts  ( A ) LW L20 2019 Bakersfield, California Undrafted
19 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ozzy Wiesblatt RW R17 2017 Calgary, Alberta Eligible 2020

NHL alumni

Listed below are alumni from Prince Albert Raiders of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL) who went on to play in the National Hockey League.[ citation needed ]

SJHL Raiders

WHL Raiders

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

SeasonGPWLTOTLGFGAPointsFinishPlayoffs
1971–724432120-277185513rd SJHL
1972–734833150-284202481st SJHL North
1973–745035150-228204701st SJHLWon League
1974–755839190-351210781st SJHL North
1975–765847101-377184951st SJHLWon League, Won Anavet Cup
1976–776045141-392242911st SJHL NorthWon League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup
1977–785941171-391220831st SJHLWon League, Won Anavet Cup
1978–796044133-405221911st SJHLWon League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup
1979–806045141-381197911st SJHLWon League, Won Anavet Cup
1980–81605073-4541991031st SJHLWon League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup
1981–82605730---1141st SJHLWon League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup
1982–83 7216551-312455338th EastOut of playoffs
1983–84 7241292-411357845th EastLost in first round
1984–85 7258113-4812551161st EastWon championship and Memorial Cup
1985–86 7252173-4242571072nd EastLost East Division final
1986–87 7243263-346264893rd EastLost East Division semi-final
1987–88 7243245-373284913rd EastLost East Division semi-final
1988–89 7237332-302286764th EastLost East Division quarter-final
1989–90 7238331-302286772nd EastLost East Division final
1990–91 7238295-337284814th EastLost East Division quarter-final
1991–92 7250202-3562611021st EastLost East Division final
1992–93 7225425-252317559th EastOut of playoffs
1993–94 7231374-326321668th EastOut of playoffs
1994–95 7244262-308267902nd EastLost East Division final
1995–96 7247196-3092501002nd EastLost Eastern Conference final
1996–97 7229349-235262675th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
1997–98 7220475-322288456th EastOut of playoffs
1998–99 7245225-288213951st EastLost Eastern Conference final
1999–00 72263367221257654th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2000–01 72184734204348436th EastOut of playoffs
2001–02 72264123234324575th EastOut of playoffs
2002–03 72273735185258625th EastOut of playoffs
2003–04 72382365215186872nd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2004–05 72313254185191713rd EastLost Eastern Conference final
SeasonGPWLOTLSOLGFGAPointsFinishPlayoffs
2005–06 722536110167228615th EastOut of playoffs
2006–07 72273933203266604th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2007–08 72264232196248576th EastOut of playoffs
2008–09 72313641233270674th EastOut of playoffs
2009–10 72323532229249695th EastOut of playoffs
2010–11 72313623247283674th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2011–12 72214533219312486th EastOut of playoffs
2012–13 72372834234233812nd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2013–14 72353232243258754th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2014–15 72313722215257665th EastOut of playoffs
2015–16 72382671222223842nd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2016–17 72214452198283496th EastOut of playoffs
2017–18 72322794245250775th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2018–19 685410223071561121st EastWon championship

WHL Championship history

Playoffs

SJHL Years

Prince Albert Raiders defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-2
Melville Millionaires defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-2
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Yorkton Terriers 4-games-to-1
Humboldt Broncos defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Saskatoon Olympics 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Estevan Bruins 4-games-to-1SJHL CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-2
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Saskatoon Olympics 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-none
Swift Current Broncos defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-2
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-noneSJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) 4-games-to-1ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Spruce Grove Mets (AJHL) defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Melville Millionaires 4-games-to-2SJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Dauphin Kings (MJHL) 4-games-to-1ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Calgary Canucks (AJHL) 4-games-to-1ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-games-to-noneCENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-3
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Moose Jaw Canucks 4-games-to-1SJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Kildonan North Stars (MJHL) 4-games-to-noneANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Merritt Centennials (BCJHL) 4-games-to-1ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
Guelph Platers (OPJHL) defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-3
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Moose Jaw Canucks 4-games-to-2SJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) 4-games-to-1ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL) 4-games-to-2ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
First in 1979 Centennial Cup round robin (3-1)
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Sherwood-Parkdale Metros (IJHL) 5-4 OT in final CENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-2
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Moose Jaw Canucks 4-games-to-2SJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) 4-games-to-2ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-2
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Moose Jaw Canucks 4-games-to-3SAJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated St. Boniface Saints (MJHL) 4-games-to-1ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated St. Albert Saints (AJHL) 4-games-to-noneABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
First in 1981 Centennial Cup round robin (3-1)
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Belleville Bulls (OPJHL) 6-2 in final CENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Yorkton Terriers 4-games-to-noneSAJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Fort Garry Blues (MJHL) 4-games-to-2ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated St. Albert Saints (AJHL) 4-games-to-1ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Guelph Platers (OJHL) 4-games-to-noneCENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS

WHL Years

See also

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References

  1. WHL Network, Western Hockey League, retrieved 2020-01-09
Preceded by
Rockland Nationals
Centennial Cup Champions
1977
Succeeded by
Guelph Platers
Preceded by
Guelph Platers
Centennial Cup Champions
1979
Succeeded by
Red Deer Rustlers
Preceded by
Red Deer Rustlers
Centennial Cup Champions
1981 and 1982
Succeeded by
North York Rangers