Brandon, MB – The Prince Albert Raiders (16-39-3-2) have been finding ways to win on the road.
On Saturday, the Raiders downed the Brandon Wheat Kings (28-23-6-2) 4-1 at Westman Place. The Raiders have now won six of their last eight games away from home.
The Raiders got off to a quick start, opening the scoring 5:53 into the contest. Austin Crossley wired a shot from the point through traffic and past Travis Child for his first career WHL goal. Later in the period, Brayden Pachal’s shot from the point was deflected by Cavin Leth in front of the net, putting the Raiders up 2-0 after the first period.
In the second, the Raiders increased their lead. With 3:45 remaining, D-Jay Jerome collected a puck at the side of the net, put it between his legs and banked it off of Child and into the net. It was called no goal on the ice, but it was overturned upon video review.
The Wheat Kings upped their intensity in the third period. Midway through the frame, they got on the board when Reid Duke beat Ian Scott on the power play while falling down. However, Parker Kelly restored the Raiders’ three-goal lead five minutes later with his 13th goal of the year.
Scott held the Wheat Kings at bay for the final four minutes to preserve the win. The Calgary product made 33 saves – including 14 in the third period – to pick up his eight victory of the year. Child stopped 23 shots in a losing effort.
Up next for the Raiders is the Regina Pats on Monday afternoon at the Art Hauser Centre for a Family Day contest.