The Edmonton Oil Kings continued their three-game road trip on Wednesday night as they visited the Prince Albert Raiders at the Art Hauser Centre falling to the Raiders 4-2.
Oil Kings David Kope opened up the scoring on Wednesday night just 1:15 into the first period collecting his 12th of the season to give Edmonton an early 1-0 lead. Midway through the period, Raiders right winger Regan Nagy would tie things up 1-1. Oil Kings Colton Kehler would answer back at 17:00 to put the Oil Kings ahead 2-1 through 20 minutes.
Early in the second period, Curtis Miske netted the game tying goal to make it 2-2. 14 seconds later, Raiders blue liner Max Martin scored his 8th of the season to put Prince Albert ahead 3-2 through 40 minutes.
In the third, Raiders centreman Parker Kelly scored late in the period to give his team a 4-2 lead. Prince Albert would hang on to finish the night with a win. Oil Kings netminder Josh Dechaine stopped 26 of 30 shots on goal in the contest.
OIL KINGS 2 VS 4 RAIDERS
SOG: Oil Kings 15 Raiders 30
PP: Oil Kings 0/1 Raiders 0/2
PK: Oil Kings 2/2 Raiders 1/1
David Kope (12)
Colton Kehler (29)
Josh Dechaine (10-13-3-2) 26/30
The Raiders would come out flying in the second period scoring two goals in 14 seconds to go ahead 3-2.
PLAY OF THE GAME:
Raiders defenceman Max Martin netted the game winning goal on Wednesday night. The goal scored just 1:36 into the second period gave Prince Albert a 3-2 lead over the Oil Kings.
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Raiders left-winger Cole Fonstad finished the night with two points on Wednesday picking up helpers on both Miske’s and Martin’s early second period goals.
UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME:
Oil Kings rookie David Kope scored his 12th goal of the season on Wednesday night against the Raiders to open up the scoring in the game. Kope has been a strong offensive player for Edmonton this season with 22 points (12G, 10A) through 58 games played.
3 STARS (as chosen by Prince Albert Media):
- Regan Nagy (PA)
- Cole Fonstad (PA)
- Ethan Cap
EOK @ MH
Friday, March 9, 2018