Raiders pre-season schedule announced

The Prince Albert Raiders’ season finale against the Saskatoon Blades at the Art Hauser Centre on Saturday night was the final WHL game for Raiders Tim Vanstone (pictured), Kolten Olynek and Cavin Leth. Vanstone played his entire five-year WHL career with the Raiders and was named this year’s team MVP. (Josef Jacobson/Daily Herald)

The WHL released their pre-season schedule Wednesday, and the Prince Albert Raiders will be matching up for five games against two division rivals.

The Raiders will begin their exhibition schedule at home on Sunday, Sept. 3 against the Saskatoon Blades at 1 p.m. The Blades will return to the Art Hauser for a Friday night game on Sept. 8. Both teams will travel to Warman the following night for their third exhibition match-up.

Then, it’s off to Regina for the Raiders, who will begin a home-and-home with the Pats on Friday, Sept. 15. The Raiders will wrap up the pre-season the following day back at the Art Hauser.

All games, except for the Sunday afternoon opener, are scheduled for 7 p.m.