Playoff Preview: Canucks vs Raiders


The Canucks head into the playoffs as the 3rd seed. Which is three spots higher than where they finished last season. They’ll take on the Raiders Junior Hockey Club in the first round. It was a tightly contested regular season series between the two teams, who were separated by just three points in the standings.

Schedule: 

  • Tues, March 7, 2017 – @ St. James Civic Centre – 7:30 pm
  • Fri, March 10, 2017 – @ Seven Oaks SportsPlex – 7:30 pm
  • Sun, March 12, 2017 – @ St James Civic Centre – 7:30 pm
  • Tues, March 14, 2017 – @ Seven Oaks SportsPlex – 7:30 pm
  • Thurs, March 16, 2017 – @ St. James Civic Centre – 7:30 pm*
  • Sun, March 19, 2017 – @ Seven Oaks SportsPlex- 7:30 pm*
  • Tues, March 21, 2017 – @ St. James Civic Centre – 7:30 pm*

(* if necessary)

Head to Head

The Canucks won four of the five games against the Raiders this year, though the season series was much closer than it appears. Three of those four wins were by two goals or less and in those five games the Canucks outscored the Raiders by a narrow 18-17 margin. Mitchell Lockhart led the way for the Canucks, putting up 9 points in five games against the Raiders. The Raiders countered with Devin Manness, who accumulated five points in five games against the Canucks.

The Numbers

Canucks

  • 26-17-2, 3rd place
  • 4.09 goals per game
  • 3.53 goals against per game
  • Power Play: 22%
  • Penalty Kill: 81.8%

Raiders

  • 20-17-5, 3rd place
  • 4.07 goals per game
  • 2.98 goals against per game
  • Power Play: 27.5%
  • Penalty Kill: 80.2%

 The Players

Canucks’ Leading Scorers:

  1. Mitchell Lockhart (F): 43 GP – 33 G – 38 A – 71 Pts
  2. Nick Stire (F): 40 GP – 30 G – 39 A – 59 Pts
  3. Tyler Meixner (F): 41 GP – 19 G – 30 A – 49 Pts
  4. Dylan Reinheimer (F): 45 GP – 13 G – 17 A – 30 Pts
  5. Graham Philp (D): 39 GP – 9 G – 17 A – 26 Pts

Raiders’ Leading Scorers: 

  1. Carson Rybuck (F): 42 GP – 20 G – 28 A – 48 Pts
  2. Kyle Jur (F): 43 GP – 17 G – 30 A – 47 Pts
  3. Tanner Magalas (F): 37 GP – 17 G – 21 A – 38 Pts
  4. Nicholas Mathews (F):  33 GP – 13 G – 24 A – 37 Pts
  5. Devin Manness (F): 43 GP – 10 G – 26 A – 26 Pts

Goaltending

Canucks: 

  • Tyler Weiss: 28 GP – 13-11-2 – 3.53 GAA – .894 SV %
  • Nathan Cvar: 21 GP – 14-4-0 – 3.23 GAA – .889 SV %

Raiders: 

  • Ryan Brown: 29 GP – 16-11-2 – 2.90 GAA – .893 SV %
  • Trent Sargent: 17 GP – 7-6-3 – 2.91 GAA – .885 SV %