Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince Albert Raiders forward Sean Montgomery has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending April 7, 2019.
The Raiders’ alternate captain recorded four points (4G) and carried a plus-two rating in two contests as the Raiders picked up their first two wins of their second-round series against the Saskatoon Blades.
On Friday, Montgomery was a standout player for the Raiders as he recorded three goals in a 6-1 win against the Blades. He scored Prince Albert’s first and third goal on even strength as well as the fifth goal on a power play. Montgomery’s dominating performance in the game earned him first-star honours for the game and first-star honours for the night in the WHL.
Sunday, Montgomery aided the Raiders in their second win of the series with a game-winning goal against the Blades on the power play. Coming from behind in third period, Montgomery and the Raiders rallied towards a 3-2 win.
The 5-foot-10, 176-pound centreman has six points (5G-1A) in the 2019 WHL Playoffs. In 18 WHL Playoff games, Montgomery has 13 points (9G-4A).
Montgomery played a key role in the Raiders’ success this season, recording 59 points (29G-30A) in 67 games, including seven power-play goals, four short-handed goals, and four game-winning goals.
The Calgary, Alta. product was selected by Prince Albert in the sixth round, 114th overall, in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. In 345 WHL regular season games for his career, Montgomery has 144 points (72G-72A), including 14 power-play goals, seven short-handed goal, and nine game-winning goals. This season Montgomery also achieved the Raiders’ franchise record for most games played.
After two games at home to kick off their second-round series, Montgomery and the Raiders will head to the SaskTel Centre to take on the Blades for Games 3 and 4 beginning on Tuesday, April 9 (7:00 p.m. MT).
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
April 1 – 7: Sean Montgomery, Prince Albert Raiders
March 25 – 31: Bowen Byram, Vancouver Giants
March 18 – March 24: Jake Christiansen, Everett Silvertips
March 11 – March 17: Connor Zary, Kamloops Blazers
March 4 – March 10: Jordy Bellerive, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 25 – March 3: Jake Elmer, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 18 – Feb 24: Brayden Tracey, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Stelio Mattheos, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Cole Fonstad, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Connor Dewar, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Bowen Byram, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Noah Philp, Seattle Thunderbirds
Dec. 27 – Dec. 30: Noah Gregor, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Dante Hannoun, Victoria Royals
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jett Woo, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Tristin Langan, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Riley Woods, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joachim Blichfeld, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Alexander Alexeyev, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Mark Kastelic, Calgary Hitmen
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Dawson Davidson, Saskatoon Blades
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luka Burzan, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Kirby Dach, Saskatoon Blades
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.