|Prince Albert Raiders|
|City||Prince Albert, Saskatchewan|
|League||Western Hockey League|
|Home arena||Art Hauser Centre|
|Colours||Green, Black, Gold |
|General manager||Curtis Hunt|
|Head coach||Marc Habscheid|
|Championships|| Ed Chynoweth Cup |
2 (1985, 2019)
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.
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, four 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 six 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 ]
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.
The Raiders finished the 2018–19 WHL season with a 54–10–2–2 record, 112 points, clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the Western Hockey League. They defeated the Red Deer Rebels with a first round sweep, the Saskatoon Blades 4 games to 2, the Edmonton Oil Kings 4 games to 2, and finally the Vancouver Giants 4 games to 3, with a game seven overtime goal scored by Dante Hannoun to clinch the title on home ice. The Raiders claimed their second WHL Championship, and a berth in the 2019 Memorial Cup, where they failed to advance beyond the round-robin.[ citation needed ]
Memorial Cup Champions
Western Hockey League Champions
Eastern Conference Champions
Regular season title
WHL Eastern Division
Manitoba Centennial Cup Champions
Abbott Cup Champions
Anavet Cup Champions
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Champions
Updated March 26, 2021.
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|2||Nolan Allan||D||L||17||2017||Davidson, Saskatchewan||Eligible 2021|
|7||Remy Aquilon||D||L||20||2019||Kelowna, British Columbia||Undrafted|
|24||Niall Crocker||RW||R||16||2019||Delta, British Columbia||Eligible 2022|
|16||Kyle Crosbie||C||R||20||2020||Didsbury, Alberta||Undrafted|
|14||Matthew Culling ( A )||C||L||20||2019||Regina, Saskatchewan||Undrafted|
|27||Logan Danis||LW||L||19||2020||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|5||Tayem Gislason||D||L||18||2018||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Eligible 2021|
|40||Terrell Goldsmith||D||L||15||2020||Fort St. James, British Columbia||Eligible 2023|
|8||Graydon Gotaas||D||R||17||2019||Camrose, Alberta||Eligible 2022|
|6||Kaiden Guhle ( C )||D||L||19||2017||Sherwood Park, Alberta||2020, 16th Overall, MTL|
|22||Evan Herman||LW||L||19||2017||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|17||Michael Horon||LW||L||19||2019||Lethbridge, Alberta||Undrafted|
|12||Landon Kosior||D||R||18||2019||Regina, Saskatchewan||Undrafted|
|28||Tyson Laventure||RW||R||18||2018||Lloydminster, Alberta||Eligible 2021|
|18||Logan Linklater||C||R||18||2019||Kindersley, Saskatchewan||Undrafted|
|3||Adam McNutt||D||R||17||2019||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||Undrafted|
|11||Spencer Moe ( A )||C||R||21||2015||Calgary, Alberta||Undrafted|
|29||Justin Nachbaur ( A )||LW||L||21||2015||Cross Lake, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|31||Max Paddock||G||L||20||2020||Brandon, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|23||Eric Pearce ( A )||C||R||19||2016||Regina, Saskatchewan||Undrafted|
|33||Carter Serhyenko||G||R||18||2019||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||Eligible 2021|
|15||Reece Vitelli ( A )||C||R||19||2019||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|19||Ozzy Wiesblatt ( A )||RW||R||19||2017||Calgary, Alberta||2020, 31st Overall, SJS|
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 ]
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|1972–73||48||33||15||0||-||284||202||48||1st SJHL North|
|1973–74||50||35||15||0||-||228||204||70||1st SJHL||Won League|
|1974–75||58||39||19||0||-||351||210||78||1st SJHL North|
|1975–76||58||47||10||1||-||377||184||95||1st SJHL||Won League, Won Anavet Cup|
|1976–77||60||45||14||1||-||392||242||91||1st SJHL North||Won League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup|
|1977–78||59||41||17||1||-||391||220||83||1st SJHL||Won League, Won Anavet Cup|
|1978–79||60||44||13||3||-||405||221||91||1st SJHL||Won League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup|
|1979–80||60||45||14||1||-||381||197||91||1st SJHL||Won League, Won Anavet Cup|
|1980–81||60||50||7||3||-||454||199||103||1st SJHL||Won League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup|
|1981–82||60||57||3||0||-||-||-||114||1st SJHL||Won League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup|
|1982–83||72||16||55||1||-||312||455||33||8th East||Out of playoffs|
|1983–84||72||41||29||2||-||411||357||84||5th East||Lost in first round|
|1984–85||72||58||11||3||-||481||255||116||1st East||Won championship and Memorial Cup|
|1985–86||72||52||17||3||-||424||257||107||2nd East||Lost East Division final|
|1986–87||72||43||26||3||-||346||264||89||3rd East||Lost East Division semi-final|
|1987–88||72||43||24||5||-||373||284||91||3rd East||Lost East Division semi-final|
|1988–89||72||37||33||2||-||302||286||76||4th East||Lost East Division quarter-final|
|1989–90||72||38||33||1||-||302||286||77||2nd East||Lost East Division final|
|1990–91||72||38||29||5||-||337||284||81||4th East||Lost East Division quarter-final|
|1991–92||72||50||20||2||-||356||261||102||1st East||Lost East Division final|
|1992–93||72||25||42||5||-||252||317||55||9th East||Out of playoffs|
|1993–94||72||31||37||4||-||326||321||66||8th East||Out of playoffs|
|1994–95||72||44||26||2||-||308||267||90||2nd East||Lost East Division final|
|1995–96||72||47||19||6||-||309||250||100||2nd East||Lost Eastern Conference final|
|1996–97||72||29||34||9||-||235||262||67||5th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|1997–98||72||20||47||5||-||322||288||45||6th East||Out of playoffs|
|1998–99||72||45||22||5||-||288||213||95||1st East||Lost Eastern Conference final|
|1999–00||72||26||33||6||7||221||257||65||4th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2000–01||72||18||47||3||4||204||348||43||6th East||Out of playoffs|
|2001–02||72||26||41||2||3||234||324||57||5th East||Out of playoffs|
|2002–03||72||27||37||3||5||185||258||62||5th East||Out of playoffs|
|2003–04||72||38||23||6||5||215||186||87||2nd East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2004–05||72||31||32||5||4||185||191||71||3rd East||Lost Eastern Conference final|
|2005–06||72||25||36||1||10||167||228||61||5th East||Out of playoffs|
|2006–07||72||27||39||3||3||203||266||60||4th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2007–08||72||26||42||3||2||196||248||57||6th East||Out of playoffs|
|2008–09||72||31||36||4||1||233||270||67||4th East||Out of playoffs|
|2009–10||72||32||35||3||2||229||249||69||5th East||Out of playoffs|
|2010–11||72||31||36||2||3||247||283||67||4th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2011–12||72||21||45||3||3||219||312||48||6th East||Out of playoffs|
|2012–13||72||37||28||3||4||234||233||81||2nd East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2013–14||72||35||32||3||2||243||258||75||4th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2014–15||72||31||37||2||2||215||257||66||5th East||Out of playoffs|
|2015–16||72||38||26||7||1||222||223||84||2nd East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2016–17||72||21||44||5||2||198||283||49||6th East||Out of playoffs|
|2017–18||72||32||27||9||4||245||250||77||5th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2018–19||68||54||10||2||2||307||156||112||1st East||Won championship|
|2019–20||64||36||18||6||4||210||160||82||1st East||Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
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