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Raiders silence T-Birds, 3-0


The Prince Albert Raiders shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-0 Friday night at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Prince Albert goalie Luke Siemens (12-4-0-2) stopped all 28 Seattle shots to get the shutout.

This was the T-Birds fifth game of a six-game road trip to the East Division. The T-Birds finish out the road trip at 5:05 p.m. Saturday against the Saskatoon Blades at the Credit Union Centre.

Prince Albert (13-5-0-2) opened the scoring with a power-play goal by Mark McNeil at 11:17 of the first period. Mike Winther and Leon Draisaitl had the assists.

Seattle (8-10-1-0) outshot Prince Albert 8-6 in the first period.

The Raiders extended the lead to 2-0 when Dakota Conroy scored at 6:06 of the second period, just after a power play ended. Jonas Knutsen and Logan McVeigh had the assists.

The Raiders outshot the T-Birds 17-9 in the second period and led 23-17 in shots after two periods.

Winther gave the Raiders a 3-0 lead at 8:46 of the third period. McNeil and Josh Morrissey had the assists.

The T-Birds outshot the Raiders 11-8 the third period but Prince Albert finished the game with a 31-28 advantage in shots.

Seattle goalie Brandon Glover stopped 28 of 31 shots and his record is now 7-7-1-0.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2012-13 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds season tickets are on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.


First period - 1, Prince Albert, McNeil (Winther, Draisaitl), 11:17 (pp). Penalties - Vanstone, PA (major-fighting), 6:29. Wolf, Sea (major-fighting), 6:29. Green, Sea (slashing), 9:55. Theodore, Sea (tripping), 11:45. Rouse, Sea (holding), 14:53.

Second period - 2, Prince Albert, Conroy 6 (Knutsen, McVeigh), 6:06. Penalties - Forsberg, Sea (tripping), 3:59. Knutsen, PA (roughing), 6:06. Draisaitl, PA (high-sticking), 15:15

Third period - 3, Prince Albert, Winther 8 (McNeil, Morrissey), 8:46. Penalties - Lipsbergs, Sea (slashing), 5:05. Honey, Sea (hooking), 15:31. Winther, PA (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:52.

Shots on goal - Seattle 8-9-11 28, Prince Albert 6-17-9 28. Goalies - Seattle, Glover 31 shots-28 saves (7-7-1-0); Prince Albert, Siemens 28-28 (12-4-0-2). Power plays - Seattle 0-3; Prince Albert 1-6. A - 2,954. Referees - Cole Hamm, Curtis Howe. Linesmen - Troy Semenchuk, Adam Bloski.

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