It’s been a fun few years of junior hockey in Saskatchewan. Regina, Moose Jaw and Swift Current have been enjoying some success over the last few years but the fun has turned north.
The Prince Albert Raiders find themselves on the top of the Canadian Hockey League rankings for the first time in a while
The Raiders have started the year with 11 wins and one loss in their 12 games so far, with the league’s leading scorer Brett Leason, as well as one of the top goalies in the WHL, Ian Scott. They average nearly five goals a game while only giving up two.
The team behind them in the East Division are the Saskatoon Blades, who also haven’t seen the second round of the playoffs in quite some time. In fact, the Blades haven’t made the playoffs since they hosted the Memorial Cup five years ago.
After the other three Saskatchewan teams have enjoyed the fun and seen good crowds, hopefully the fans in Prince Albert and Saskatoon give their junior teams some love after a strong start to the season.