While they were enjoying a day off following a 5-1 road win over the Edmonton Oil Kings Monday night, the Prince Albert Raiders became the first team in the Western Hockey League to clinch a spot in the 2019 playoffs.
The top ranked club in the Canadian Hockey League earned their berth into the post-season as a result of the Brandon Wheat Kings’ dropping a 7-3 affair at home to the Saskatoon Blades Tuesday.
This marks the first time that the Raiders have reached the playoffs in back-to-back seasons since 2013 and 2014.
The 43-7-0-2 Raiders, who are looking to capture their first East Division crown since 1999, will return to action Friday as they’ll go to the Stampede Corral to face the Calgary Hitmen.
- Saskatoon 7 Brandon 3 (Kirby Dach – Three Goals – Second Hat Trick This Season)
- Regina 2 Lethbridge 1 (Sergei Alkhimov Shootout Winner – Max Paddock – 38 Saves)
- Vancouver 4 Prince George 2 (Owen Hardy – One Goal and One Assist)
- Tri-City 5 Portland 3 (Connor Bouchard – Two Goals and One Assist)
- Seattle 5 Victoria 3 (Roddy Ross – 41 Saves)
- Moose Jaw vs. Saskatoon – 7 p.m.
- Regina vs. Calgary – 8 p.m.
- Medicine Hat vs. Kootenay – 8 p.m.
- Vancouver vs. Prince George – 9 p.m.
- Spokane vs. Kelowna – 9 p.m.
- Seattle vs. Victoria – 9 p.m.