Focus on wins for Stallard

Prince Albert Raiders overager Jordy Stallard prepares to receive a pass during a pre-season scrimmage at the Art Hauser Centre -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

On Saturday, Jordy Stallard did something no Prince Albert Raider has done in at least 20 years, but to hear him tell the story it’s just business as usual.

The Brandon, Man. product scored one goal and set up five others on route to a six-point night against the Medicine Hat Tigers. A search by Raider staff turned up not a single six-point night for any Prince Albert player since 1996-97, which is as far back as their online records go.

Despite the achievement, Stallard remains grounded and humble.

“To be honest, I wasn’t thinking too much on it,” he said on Tuesday. “I just wanted to keep playing hard and do everything I could to contribute.”

Stallard may not have been thinking about his point total, but his teammates were. He received some encouragement and good-natured ribbing for piling up the numbers during a 6-1 victory over the Tigers, but said the bigger focus was on bouncing back after a tough outing the night before.

“We didn’t have a good game in Lethbridge,” Stallard said. “We just went in (to Medicine Hat) with positive attitudes and it turned out well.”

Head coach Marc Habscheid was also impressed with Stallard’s play, but for different reasons.

For the rest of this story, please see the Oct. 11 online or print edition of the Daily Herald.