Raiders’ Scott named WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince Albert Raiders goaltender Ian Scott has been named the Eli Wilson Goaltending WHL Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 14, 2018.
Scott, who was selected in the fourth round, 110th overall, of the 2017 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, maintained a 3-0-0-0 record, 1.00 goals-against-average, stopped 77 of 80 shots for a 0.963 save percentage, and recorded his first shutout of the season, as the Raiders occupied top spot in the Eastern Conference and the entire league.
In his hometown last Monday against the Calgary Hitmen, Scott stopped all 23 shots sent his way for his first shutout of the season and the fourth of his WHL career. He earned third star of game honours and second star of the night honours in the WHL.
Playing host to the Red Deer Rebels Saturday, Scott stopped 28 of 29 shots in a 2-1 victory. After allowing one goal on 11 shots in the first period, Scott shut the door the rest of the way with 18 saves in the second and third periods combined. Scott’s winning ways continued Sunday afternoon with a 26-save performance on the road against the Saskatoon Blades.
Overall, opponents went two-for-12 on the power play against Scott and the Raiders this past week, with both power-play goals coming Sunday afternoon in Saskatoon. This week marks the second time Scott has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week, having earned the award for the week ending September 30.
Scott has played an integral role in the Raiders’ hot start, posting a 9-1-0-0 record, 1.60 GAA, 0.943 SV% and one shutout. He ranks first in the WHL for wins, is tied for first in shutouts, and ranks second in both GAA and SV%.
Originally selected in the first round, ninth overall, at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, the 6-foot-3, 183-pound product of Calgary, Alta. has appeared in 136 WHL regular season games, sporting a 58-57-8-3 record, 3.21 GAA, 0.899 SV% and four shutouts. In eight career WHL playoff games, Scott has maintained a 3-4-0-0 record with a 3.41 GAA, and a 0.891 SV%.
The Raiders are back in action Tuesday, October 16 (7:00 p.m. MT) when the Hitmen pay a visit to the Art Hauser Centre.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
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.