Prince Albert, SK – Dalton Yorke scored the game-winning goal for the Prince Albert Raiders as they defeated the Regina Pats 3-2 on Dave Manson Night at the Art Hauser Centre on Friday night.
Before Friday’s game the Raiders raised Dave Manson’s number “4” banner to the rafters as part of a 30-minute pre-game ceremony that includes speeches from distinguished guests, video tributes from around the hockey world, and a speech from Manson himself. WHL commissioner Ron Robison presented Manson with the WHL Alumni Achievement Award, while the Raiders gave him a silver hockey stick to commemorate his over 1000 games in the National Hockey League.
Reid Gardiner (1g-1a) and Yorke (1g-1a) lead the Raiders with two points in the game. Carson Miller, who was playing in his second WHL game, netted his second career goal.
Regina received goals on the night Austin Wagner and Connor Hobbs.
Rylan Parenteau kicked out 24 saves on 26 shots for the Raiders.
Rookie netminder Jordan Hollett got the start for the Pats and made nine saves on 12 shots. He was replaced by Tyler Brown in the second period, who went perfect the rest of the way with 13 saves.
The Pats outshot the Raiders 26-25. Prince Albert went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Regina was 1-for-4.
The Raiders improve on the year to 31-18-5-1, while the Pats slip to 23-23-3-4.
The Raiders are back in action at home on Monday, February 15 when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors in a Family Day affair. Puck drop is 3:00 PM. After the game, fans are invited to join the Raiders on the ice for a post-game skate with the players. The team continues their four-game home stand with games on February 17 and 19.