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Stanksy scores shootout winner as the Blades beat the Raiders 2-1

Saturday, 09.22.2012 / 1:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Stanksy scores shootout winner as the Blades beat the Raiders 2-1

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Matej Stansky scored the shootout winner as the Saskatoon Blades edged the host Prince Albert Raiders 2-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Christian Stockl scored in regulation for the Blades (1-0-0).

Antoine Corbin scored for the Raiders (0-0-1).

Saskatoon's Andrey Makarov made 40 saves for the win while Prince Albert's Luke Siemens turned away 39 of 40 shots in a losing effort.

There were no power play goals as both teams combined to go 0 for 10.

Saskatoon and Prince Albert face off again on Saturday at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.

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