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Raiders' offence wakes up, Prince Albert beats Rebels 7-2 for first win of season

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Shane Danyluk scored twice Saturday as Prince Albert Raiders earned their first win of the Western Hockey League season, 7-2 over the Red Deer Rebels.

With the Raiders finding their offensive prowess, Mark McNeill, Jonas Knutsen and James Bettauer each had a goal and two assists for Prince Albert (1-3-1). Brandon Herrod and Josh Morrissey also scored.

The Raiders found themselves off to a slow start, allowing two first-period goals as Marc McCoy and Cory Millette scored for Red Deer (2-2-0).

However, the Raiders scored seven consecutive goals on Rebels netminder Bolton Pouliot. Prince Albert finally got their special teams to click with Danyluk's short-handed goal and Knutsen's power-play goal late in third period.

Cole Holowenko made 29 saves for Prince Albert.

Pouliot stopped 22 shots for Red Deer.

Prince Albert faces off with the Prince George Cougars Tuesday, while the Rebels trip to Calgary to meet the Hitmen on Friday.

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