Raiders trim roster following Green and White Game

Lucas Punkari/Daily Herald Konrad Belcourt shoves Cole Nagy during a battle for the puck at the Art Hauser Centre Monday.

Two players who are looking to earn a spot on the Prince Albert Raiders this season made their presence felt at the Art Hauser Centre Monday afternoon.

Defenceman Landon Kosior had two goals and an assist, while forward Logan Linklater had a goal and an assist as they helped Team Green to a 6-3 win over Team White in the Raiders’ annual Green and White Game, which concluded the club’s 2019 training camp.

The pair are coming off strong seasons in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, as Kosior had 52 points in 44 games for a Tisdale Trojans side that finished in third place at the Telus Cup.

Linklater put up 32 points in 39 games in his rookie campaign for the Swift Current Legionnaires.

Ozzy Wiesblatt, Bryce Warkentine and Justin Nachbaur all scored in the victory, while Tyler Ostrander, Eric Pearce and Tyson Laventure found the back of the net in a losing effort.

Max Hildebrand got the start for Team Green and made 20 saves in the first half of the contest before giving way to Liam Vanderkooi, who stopped eight of the nine shots he faced.

At the other end of the ice, Carter Serhyenko turned aside 22 shots in the opening 30 minutes for Team White, with Owen Savoie making 12 saves on 15 shots in the second half.

Following Monday’s game, the Raiders parted ways with the following players.

Goaltenders

  • Liam Vanderkooi (2003)
  • Max Hildebrand (2004)
  • Owen Savoie (2004)

Defencemen

  • Tyler Ostrander (2001)
  • Kayden Skulmoski (2002)
  • Tayem Gislason (2003)
  • Owen Desilets (2004)
  • Tre Fouquette (2004)
  • Porter Pennock (2004)
  • Liam Rodman (2004)

Forwards

  • Mackenzie Carson (2002)
  • Davin Griffin (2002)
  • Mark Janes (2002)
  • Tristan Kimmen (2002)
  • Ben Wourms-Rowe (2002)
  • Dawson Brace (2003)
  • Rylan Bruns (2003)
  • Cooper Chisholm (2003)
  • Connor Groves (2003)
  • Hayden Prosofsky (2003)
  • Dean Spak (2003)
  • Tyler Dysart (2004)
  • Devin Jameson (2004)
  • Jack Silverberg (2004)
  • Bryce Warkentine (2004)

As the team gears up for their pre-season opener on Wednesday when the Moose Jaw Warriors visit the Art Hauser Centre at 7 p.m., their roster looks like this.

Goaltenders

  • Brett Balas (2001)
  • Boston Bilous (2001)
  • Carter Serhyenko (2002)

Defencemen

  • Zack Hayes (1999)
  • Max Martin (1999)
  • Jeremy Masella (1999)
  • Brayden Pachal (1999)
  • Sergei Sapego (1999)
  • Konrad Belcourt (2000)
  • Loeden Schaufler (2000)
  • Braydon Clark (2002)
  • Kaiden Guhle (2002)
  • Landon Kosior (2002)
  • Nolan Allan (2003)
  • Adam McNutt (2003)
  • Graydon Gottas (2004)

Forwards

  • Cole Fonstad (2000)
  • Spencer Moe (2000)
  • Justin Nachbaur (2000)
  • Cole Nagy (2001)
  • Eric Pearce (2001)
  • Aliaksei Protas (2001)
  • Ilya Usau (2001)
  • Jakob Brook (2002)
  • Evan Herman (2002)
  • Ivan Kechkin (2002)
  • Cohner Saleski (2002)
  • Ozzy Wiesblatt (2002)
  • Logan Linklater (2003)
  • Tyson Laventure (2003)
  • Niall Crocker (2004)

Of those still with the team, Gottas, Kosior, Linklater, McNutt and Serhyenko have yet to be signed to Western Hockey League standard player agreements.