2019 Western Hockey League Playoffs Three Stars: Friday, March 22, 2019
1. Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals: Victoria Royals goaltender Griffen Outhouse aided his team in the first win of their series against the Kamloops Blazers after posting a 4-0 shutout.
The Williams Lake, BC. product stopped 11 shots in the first period, eight shots in the second and nine in the third for a grand total of 28 shots. Griffen’s shutout marks the first shutout of his WHL Playoff career.
2. Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders: Recording his first career WHL Playoff shutout, Ian Scott (Toronto Maple Leafs) stopped 21 shots, for a 3-0 victory against the Red Deer Rebels.
The 6-foot-4, 183-pound, Calgary, Alta. product stopped five shots in the first period, nine shots in the second and seven shots for the shutout win. As a key player for the team, the Raiders will look to Scott to continue his phenomenal goaltending and progress the series against the Rebels.
3. Dylan Plouffe, Vancouver Giants: Also earning the first star of the game was defenceman Dylan Plouffe after recording three points (2G-1A) against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
In a 7-1 win over the Thunderbirds, Plouffe’s efforts assisted Vancouver in earning the first win of the series. With three points on Friday night, Plouffe has improved his previous WHL Playoff record from last season where he recorded one goal.