Raiders make first cuts after Green and White game

Lucas Punkari/Daily Herald Tyson Laventure raises his arm in celebration after scoring in the Prince Albert Raiders Green and White Game Tuesday at the Art Hauser Centre. The second round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft remains with the team for their pre-season schedule.

The Prince Albert Raiders have started to whittle down their roster ahead of the 2018-19 Western Hockey League pre-season.

After 61 players showed up for the team’s training camp this week, Raiders brass trimmed that number down to 29 Tuesday night as they parted ways with 32 players.

Those no longer with the club are as follows:

Goaltenders

  • Sam Smith (2001)
  • Andreai Proctor-Ramirez (2002)
  • Draydon Ramage (2003)

Defencemen 

  • Mkyllan Couture (2001)
  • Tyler Ostrander (2001)
  • Landon Kosior (2002)
  • Sam Kroon (2002)
  • Graham Skinner (2002)
  • Tayem Gisalson (2003)
  • Emmit Marchesi (2003)
  • Adam McNutt (2003)
  • Eric Robbie (2003)

Forwards

  • Blake Jacques (2001)
  • Mathew Lehman (2001)
  • Luc Marleau (2001)
  • Kaden Belcourt (2002)
  • Blake Duquette (2002)
  • Wyatt Fluet (2002)
  • Evan Herman (2002)
  • Caden Joanis (2002)
  • Tyler Wallace (2002)
  • Joseph Cesario (2003)
  • Matt Corbet (2003)
  • Matt Gross (2003)
  • Gage Helm (2003)
  • Myles Hilman (2003)
  • Logan Linklater (2003)
  • Brett Moravec (2003)
  • Taggart Plouffe (2003)
  • Guillermo Salazar (2003)
  • Dean Spak (2003)
  • Chase Torchinski (2003)

As the Raiders prepare for their pre-season opener Thursday night at home against the Saskatoon Blades, the following players remain with the team:

Goaltenders

  • Curtis Meger (1998)
  • Ian Scott (1999)
  • Brett Balas (2001)

Defencemen

  • Zack Hayes (1999)
  • Max Martin (1999)
  • Jeremy Masella (1999)
  • Brayden Pachal (1999)
  • Sergei Sapego (1999)
  • Konrad Belcourt (2000)
  • Lane Kirk (2000)
  • Braydon Clark (2002)
  • Kaiden Guhle (2002)
  • Nolan Allan (2003)

Forwards

  • Kody McDonald (1998)
  • Sean Montgomery (1998)
  • Parker Kelly (1999)
  • Brett Leason (1999)
  • Mackenzie Belinski (2000)
  • Cole Fonstad (2000)
  • Nikita Krivokrasov (2000)
  • Carson Miller (2000)
  • Spencer Moe (2000)
  • Justin Nachbaur (2000)
  • Eric Pearce (2001)
  • Aliaksei Protas (2001)
  • Jakob Brook (2002)
  • Cohner Saleski (2002)
  • Ozzy Wiesblatt (2002)
  • Tyson Laventure (2003)
Lucas Punkari/Daily Herald
Andreai Proctor-Ramirez turns aside a breakaway attempt Joseph Cesario Tuesday night at the Art Hauser Centre.

The Raiders wrapped up training camp with their annual Green and White game Tuesday, which saw Team Green pick up a 5-1 win.

Ozzy Weisblatt led the way on offence with a goal and an assist for the victors, who also got goals from Kaiden Guhle, Mathew Lehman, Tyson Laventure and Logan Linklater.

Brett Balas turned aside 16 shots in the first half of the game, while Andreai Proctor-Ramirez stopped all 20 shots he faced.

Mackenzie Belinski had the lone goal for Team White, who also split up their goaltending duties.

Sam Smith made nine saves in the opening 30 minutes of play, while Draydon Ramage stopped 15 shots in the second half of action.

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