Raiders unfamiliar with playoff position

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 1:27 PM ET

The Calgary Raiders are familiar with sweeps.

The only problem is, the local junior-A lacrosse club has always been on the wrong end of the broom.

The past two seasons, the Raiders have gone four-and-out in their best-of-seven provincial championship series against their arch-rivals, the Edmonton Miners.

Tonight, the Raiders will take to the floor at the Indus arena with a 2-0 lead over the Miners. The Raiders notched a pair of victories last weekend, downing the Miners 8-5 Saturday and 13-6 Sunday.

Raiders forward Keegan Davidson -- who led Calgary with six goals and three assists last weekend -- said it's better to be in the driver's seat for a change.

"It's nice to be in this position, finally," said Davidson. "The last years have been a real battle for us. Finally, the tables have turned on them and it's nice to be finally taking it to them."

That being said, Davidson knows they still have their work cut out for them.

"We can't take them for granted," said Davidson. "They are a good team and they can come back quite easily. We can't let it go to our heads. We have to go out there and play them likes it's 0-0."

The Miners will host the Minto Cup national junior-A championship at the end of August and get a bye as the host.

That means the Raiders would represent Alberta by default against the winner of the B.C. and Ontario leagues.

Game 3 goes tonight in Indus at 7 p.m.


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