Raiders head to Vancouver with series split 1-1
— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 5, 2019
It was a result that a lot of people saw coming. After dropping a tight 5-4 game in Prince Albert on Friday night, the Prince Albert Raiders rebounded in a big way on Saturday with a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Giants. The series now breaks for a couple of days before heading to Vancouver for Game Three on Tuesday night. The Giants will now host the next three games with Game Four on Wednesday and Game Five on Friday night.
Raiders lose Martin to injury
Max Martin heads to the bench after going into the boards very awkwardly, falling down as he reached for the puck. He's in the dressing room now. pic.twitter.com/YQXktHBTuT
— Jeff D'Andrea (@Jeff_paNOW) May 5, 2019
The Raiders lost defenseman Max Martin to injury after he slid into the boards reaching for a puck in a race against Giants forward Tristan Nielsen midway through the second period. Martin did not return to the game for the Raiders. After the game, Prince Albert head coach Marc Habscheid said Martin will be re-evaluated on Sunday. Losing Martin would be a significant blow to the Raiders blue line if he is not able to suit up for Game Three on Tuesday. In 59 regular season games for Prince Albert, Martin had six goals and 35 assists. He has suited up for 17 playoff games and has six assists.
Americans add Geraghty to protected list
Americans complete 2004 Prospect Corps with the addition of Ronin Geraghty
— Tri-City Americans (@TCAmericans) May 5, 2019
The Tri-City Americans have added goaltender Ronin Geraghty to their protected list. Geraghty, a 2004-born player, spent this year with the West Vancouver Warriors of the CSSHL and led the Bantam prep division with 13 wins.
Our friends at DraftGeek had this to say about Geraghty:
“Much different than his goalie partner Connor Smith, Geraghty plays with a bit more flare in his crease. An aggressive tender that adheres to the top of his crease and challenges the shooter in one on one situations. Geraghty makes break away saves better than Smith as he has the same sharp reflexes and is willing to take more of a risk to make saves. Tight to his post and quick to pop out when the puck reaches open ice. Geraghty’s consistency was an issue but we like the flashiness to his game.”
Three Stars of the Night
First Star: Prince Albert’s Ian Scott had a 34-save shutout for the Raiders
Second Star: Prince Albert’s Dante Hannoun had a goal and two assists
Third Star: Prince Albert’s Parker Kelly had two assists
Prince Albert’s Sergei Sapego had a goal on four shots.