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BANANA ALMANAC | Bananas make anticipated return against Raiders

WHL REGULAR SEASON | Game 41 | Saskatoon Bananas (27-9-3-1) vs Prince Albert Raiders (15-24-3-0)

Date | Time  Friday, January 20th | 7:00pm CST
Place SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, SK.
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What’s Next Next Game: Saturday, January 21st @ Prince Albert Raiders @ 7:00pm
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Tonight

The Saskatoon Bananas (27-9-3-1) make their highly anticipated return welcoming the Prince Albert Raiders (15-24-3-0) for a Highway 11 tilt.

The Bananas look to peel away back-to-back losses, ripened with hunger to return to the win column.

Their most recent setback came in a back-to-back against the Moose Jaw Warriors, falling 3-1 on the road Tuesday and 5-4 in overtime at home Wednesday.

Winger Egor Sidorov opened the scoring in the most recent contest, followed up by two goals from forward Conner Roulette, and a third period marker from alternate captain Trevor Wong.

The Banana City Bunch are the only “undefeated” team in WHL history, going 1-0 after defeating the Warriors on Apr. 1st last year 4-1.

Saskatoon sits third in the East Division behind the second-place Warriors, although have the same amount of points with four games in-hand.

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Take Your Pick

Vitebsk, Belarus’s own Sidorov is putting any puck he touches into the back of the net. The NHL draft-eligible winger is on a four-game goal streak with six total during that stretch. In his last seven games, the 6-foot sniper has eight goals, leading the team with 24 in 29 games this season. A baby banana last year, the second-year banana scored twice in the clubs first debut last Apr.

19-year-old Wong clutched-up Wednesday scoring the game-tying tally in the third period to force overtime. The Vancouver, BC. product has a team-leading 54 points and is riding a four-game point streak with eight during that time. Wong plays on a line with Sidorov, and their chemistry is something to behold this year in the WHL.

Dallas Stars prospect Conner Roulette is fitting in well in Banana City. The Winnipeg, MB. native has 40 points in 36 games, and scored two goals in Wednesday’s defeat. Roulette’s ability to strip and stay hard on the puck is frustrating to opposing team’s back-ends, making him on of the Bananas’ greatest threats.

Banana Jersey Auction

BANANA AUCTION

Want to own one of these delicious game-worn threads?

Our game-worn jersey auction goes live during tomorrow night’s game!

Bidding starts at $200.

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