Raiders Announce Leadership Group for 2021-22 Season
Prince Albert, Sask. - The Prince Albert Raiders announced their leadership group for the 2021-22 season on Thursday afternoon.
Kaiden Guhle returns as the team's captain for the second consecutive season, joined by Remy Aquilon, Reece Vitelli, and Ozzy Wiesblatt as alternates.
Guhle was named the 44th captain in Raider history prior to the 2021 season in the Subway Hub Centre. The Montreal Canadiens prospect was limited to two games in the Hub Centre due to injury. The Sherwood Park, Alta. product made his season debut with the Raiders on Wednesday night in Moose Jaw, registering two assists.
Aquilon joins the leadership group this season after a stellar year in the Hub Centre. The Kelowna, B.C. product set career highs in assists (15) and points (16) last season, and posted a career-best plus-seven rating. His play last season earned him the Ches Leach Award as Most Improved Player and Jim Neilson Award as Most Valuable Defenceman.
Vitelli is an alternate captain for the second consecutive season. Hailing from Winnipeg, Man., the centreman had seven goals and 15 assists while playing in all 24 games in the Hub Centre. He was the recipient of the Lionel Diehl Memorial Award as the Hardest Working Player. Prior to the season, Vitelli was invited to the Arizona Coyotes' training camp.
Wiesblatt is also an alternate captain for the second straight season. The San Jose Sharks prospect led the Raiders in scoring in the Hub Centre last season with 28 points in 23 games. The Calgary, Alta. product won the Dave Balon Award as Leading Scorer and was the overall Second Star of the season for the Three stars Award.
The Raiders are back in action for two games at the Art Hauser Centre this weekend. First, they host the Moose Jaw Warriors for the second leg of their home-and-home series. On Saturday, the Raiders take the ice against the Medicine Hat Tigers for their first game against an Alberta-based opponent since March 3, 2020.
Puck drop for both games is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at SaskTix.ca and at the Raiders Office.
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