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Prince Albert Raiders

Prince Albert Raiders
City Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
League Western Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division East
Founded 1982 (1982)–83
Home arena Art Hauser Centre
Colours Black, Green, Gold
              
General manager Curtis Hunt
Head coach Marc Habscheid
Championships
  • 1985 Memorial Cup Champions
  • 1985 WHL Champions

Website
www.raiderhockey.com
Kyle Chipchura in action.

The Prince Albert Raiders are a major junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League. The Raiders play in the East Division of the Eastern Conference. They are based in the Saskatchewan city of Prince Albert. The team plays its home games at the Art Hauser Centre.

Contents

  • History 1
    • The early days 1.1
    • 1984–85 season 1.2
    • Championships 1.3
  • NHL alumni 2
    • SJHL Raiders 2.1
    • WHL Raiders 2.2
  • Season-by-season record 3
  • WHL Championship history 4
    • Playoffs 4.1
  • Team records 5
  • See also 6
  • External links 7

History

The early days

The Raiders started in 1971 as one of the most successful Tier II franchises in Canada, playing in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). Prince Albert won the Tier II national championship, the Manitoba Centennial Trophy, a record 4 times in a six-year span from 1977 to 1982. While competing for the Manitoba Centennial Trophy, the Raiders competed against a few future OHL teams, the Guelph Platers and the Belleville Bulls. The Raiders also won 7 straight Anavet Cups between 1976 until 1982 against various champions of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

Terry Simpson was the team's coach for those 6 years in the SJHL. He stayed with the team for its first 4 years when it moved up to the WHL. The City of Prince Albert was granted a WHL expansion franchise for the 1982–83 season.

1984–85 season

Three years later, the Raiders were the best team in the WHL. Led by team captain Dan Hodgson, the team achieved the best regular season record in the WHL of 58 wins, 11 losses and 3 ties. The Raiders defeated the Calgary Wranglers, Medicine Hat Tigers and the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL playoffs to win the WHL championship. Other notable members of the 1984–1985 team were; Tony Grenier, Dave Pasin, Pat Elynuik, Dave Manson, Ken Baumgartner, Dave Goertz and Emanuel Viveiros.

The Raiders went on to compete for the 1985 Memorial Cup versus the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Verdun Junior Canadiens and the Shawinigan Cataractes. In a game that featured 108 minutes in penalties called, Prince Albert lost 6–2 to Shawinigan. The second game saw the Raiders beat Verdun 5 to 3 with 2 goals from defenceman Dave Goertz. In their third game, the Raiders defeated the Sault Ste. Marie 8 to 6, and Dan Hodgson had 5 assists in the match. The Raiders and Greyhounds would play each other again in the semi-finals and Prince Albert would prevail again by a score of 8 to 3. The Raiders won the Memorial Cup and became CHL champions by defeating the Shawinigan Cataractes 6–1 in the final.

Since 1985 the Raiders have produced many NHL stars, but have yet to win the WHL championship again.

Championships

NHL alumni

Listed below are alumni from Prince Albert Raiders of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL) who went on to play in the National Hockey League.

SJHL Raiders

WHL Raiders

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

{class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"|- ! Season !! GP !! W !! L !! T !! OTL !! GF !! GA !! Points !! Finish !! Playoffs |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1971–72 ||44 ||32 ||12 ||0 ||- ||277 ||185 ||51 ||3rd SJHL || |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1972–73 ||48 ||33 ||15 ||0 ||- ||284 ||202 ||48 ||1st SJHL North|| |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1973–74 ||50 ||35 ||15 ||0 ||- ||228 ||204 ||70 ||1st SJHL ||Won League |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1974–75 ||58 ||39 ||19 ||0 ||- ||351 ||210 ||78 ||1st SJHL North|| |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1975–76 ||58 ||47 ||10 ||1 ||- ||377 ||184 ||95 ||1st SJHL ||Won League, Won Anavet Cup |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1976–77 ||60 ||45 ||14 ||1 ||- ||392 ||242 ||91 ||1st SJHL North||Won League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1977–78 ||59 ||41 ||17 ||1 ||- ||391 ||220 ||83 ||1st SJHL ||Won League, Won Anavet Cup |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1978–79 ||60 ||44 ||13 ||3 ||- ||405 ||221 ||91 ||1st SJHL ||Won League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1979–80 ||60 ||45 ||14 ||1 ||- ||381 ||197 ||91 ||1st SJHL ||Won League, Won Anavet Cup |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1980–81 ||60 ||50 ||7 ||3 ||- ||454 ||199 ||103 ||1st SJHL ||Won League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" |1981–82 ||60 ||57 ||3 ||0 ||- ||- ||- ||114 ||1st SJHL ||Won League, Won Anavet Cup, Won Centennial Cup |- | 1982–83 || 72 || 16 || 55 || 1 || - || 312 || 455 || 33 || 8th East || Out of playoffs |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 1983–84 || 72 || 41 || 29 || 2 || - || 411 || 357 || 84 || 5th East || Lost in first round |- | 1984–85 || 72 || 58 || 11 || 3 || - || 481 || 255 || 116 || 1st East || Won championship and Memorial Cup |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 1985–86 || 72 || 52 || 17 || 3 || - || 424 || 257 || 107 || 2nd East || Lost East Division final |- | 1986–87 || 72 || 43 || 26 || 3 || - || 346 || 264 || 89 || 3rd East || Lost East Division semi-final |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 1987–88 || 72 || 43 || 24 || 5 || - || 373 || 284 || 91 || 3rd East || Lost East Division semi-final |- | 1988–89 || 72 || 37 || 33 || 2 || - || 302 || 286 || 76 || 4th East || Lost East Division quarter-final |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 1989–90 || 72 || 38 || 33 || 1 || - || 302 || 286 || 77 || 2nd East || Lost East Division final |- | 1990–91 || 72 || 38 || 29 || 5 || - || 337 || 284 || 81 || 4th East || Lost East Division quarter-final |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 1991–92 || 72 || 50 || 20 || 2 || - || 356 || 261 || 102 || 1st East || Lost East Division final |- | 1992–93 || 72 || 25 || 42 || 5 || - || 252 || 317 || 55 || 9th East || Out of playoffs |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 1993–94 || 72 || 31 || 37 || 4 || - || 326 || 321 || 66 || 8th East || Out of playoffs |- | 1994–95 || 72 || 44 || 26 || 2 || - || 308 || 267 || 90 || 2nd East || Lost East Division final |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 1995–96 || 72 || 47 || 19 || 6 || - || 309 || 250 || 100 || 2nd East || Lost Eastern Conference final |- | 1996–97 || 72 || 29 || 34 || 9 || - || 235 || 262 || 67 || 5th East || Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 1997–98 || 72 || 20 || 47 || 5 || - || 322 || 288 || 45 || 6th East || Out of playoffs |- | 1998–99 || 72 || 45 || 22 || 5 || - || 288 || 213 || 95 || 1st East || Lost Eastern Conference final |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 1999–00 || 72 || 26 || 33 || 6 || 7 || 221 || 257 || 65 || 4th East || Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final |- | 2000–01 || 72 || 18 || 47 || 3 || 4 || 204 || 348 || 43 || 6th East || Out of playoffs |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 2001–02 || 72 || 26 || 41 || 2 || 3 || 234 || 324 || 57 || 5th East || Out of playoffs |- | 2002–03 || 72 || 27 || 37 || 3 || 5 || 185 || 258 || 62 || 5th East || Out of playoffs |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 2003–04 || 72 || 38 || 23 || 6 || 5 || 215 || 186 || 87 || 2nd East || Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final |- | 2004–05 || 72 || 31 || 32 || 5 || 4 || 185 || 191 || 71 || 3rd East || Lost Eastern Conference final |- ! Season !! GP !! W !! L !! OTL !! SOL !! GF !! GA !! Points !! Finish !! Playoffs |- | 2005–06 || 72 || 25 || 36 || 1 || 10 || 167 || 228 || 61 || 5th East || Out of playoffs |- | 2006–07 || 72 || 27 || 39 || 3 || 3 || 203 || 266 || 60 || 4th East || Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 2007–08 || 72 || 26 || 42 || 3 || 2 || 196 || 248 || 57 || 6th East || Out of playoffs |- | 2008–09 || 72 || 31 || 36 || 4 || 1 || 233 || 270 || 67 || 4th East || Out of playoffs |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 2009–10 || 72 || 32 || 35 || 3 || 2 || 229 || 249 || 69 || 5th East || Out of playoffs |- | 2010–11 || 72 || 31 || 36 || 2 || 3 || 247 || 283 || 67 || 4th East || Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 2011–12 || 72 || 21 || 45 || 3 || 3 || 219 || 312 || 48 || 6th East || Out of playoffs |- | 2012–13 || 72 || 37 || 28 || 3 || 4 || 234 || 233 || 81 || 2nd East || Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final |- bgcolor="#eeeeee" | 2013–14 || 72 || 35 || 32 || 3 || 2 || 243 || 258 || 75 || 4th East || Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final |- | 2014–15 || 72 || 31 || 37 || 2 || 2 || 215 || 257 || 66 || 5th East || out of playoffs |}

WHL Championship history

Playoffs

SJHL Years

  • 1972 Lost Semi-final
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-2
Melville Millionaires defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-2
  • 1973 Lost Semi-final
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Yorkton Terriers 4-games-to-1
Humboldt Broncos defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Saskatoon Olympics 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Estevan Bruins 4-games-to-1 SJHL CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-2
  • 1975 Lost Final
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Saskatoon Olympics 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-none
Swift Current Broncos defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-2
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-none SJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) 4-games-to-1 ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Spruce Grove Mets (AJHL) defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Melville Millionaires 4-games-to-2 SJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Dauphin Kings (MJHL) 4-games-to-1 ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Calgary Canucks (AJHL) 4-games-to-1 ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-games-to-none CENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-3
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Moose Jaw Canucks 4-games-to-1 SJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Kildonan North Stars (MJHL) 4-games-to-none ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Merritt Centennials (BCJHL) 4-games-to-1 ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
Guelph Platers (OPJHL) defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-3
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Moose Jaw Canucks 4-games-to-2 SJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) 4-games-to-1 ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL) 4-games-to-2 ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
First in 1979 Centennial Cup round robin (3-1)
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Sherwood-Parkdale Metros (IJHL) 5-4 OT in final CENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-1
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-2
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Moose Jaw Canucks 4-games-to-2 SJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) 4-games-to-2 ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) defeated Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-2
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Battleford Barons 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Moose Jaw Canucks 4-games-to-3 SAJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated St. Boniface Saints (MJHL) 4-games-to-1 ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated St. Albert Saints (AJHL) 4-games-to-none ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
First in 1981 Centennial Cup round robin (3-1)
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Belleville Bulls (OPJHL) 6-2 in final CENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Swift Current Broncos 4-games-to-none
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Yorkton Terriers 4-games-to-none SAJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Fort Garry Blues (MJHL) 4-games-to-2 ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated St. Albert Saints (AJHL) 4-games-to-1 ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Guelph Platers (OJHL) 4-games-to-none CENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS

WHL Years

Team records

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 116 1984–85
Most wins 58 1984–85
Most goals for 481 1984–85
Least goals for 167 2005–06
Least goals against 186 2003–04
Most goals against 455 1982–83
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Dan Hodgson 70 1984–85
Most assists Dan Hodgson 119 1983–84
Most points Dan Hodgson 182 1984–85
Most points, rookie Dan Hodgson 130 1982–83
Most points, defenceman Emanuel Viveiros 109 1983–84
Best GAA (goalie) Rejean Beauchemin 2.32 2003–04
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

See also

External links

  • Raiders official web site

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