On March 22, 2019, 16 Western Hockey League teams began play in the 2019 #WHLPlayoffs. Over the next two calendar months, teams will compete with one goal: the right to be called WHL Champions in 2019 and immortalize themselves in WHL history.
From the first round, regional and divisional rivalries will separate the best from the rest as the field gradually shrinks in the second round and into the Eastern and Western Conference Championships. Finally, two teams will meet in the 2019 Rogers #WHLChampionship Series with the winner able to hoist the Ed Chynoweth Cup. The champions will also earn a berth into the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia, which will be held in Halifax, N.S. from May 16 to 26, 2019.
Prince Albert Raiders at Saskatoon Blades – Scoring & Highlights
Raiders win 4-2
Dante Hannoun’s hat trick powered the Prince Albert Raiders to a 6-3 victory in a series-clinching Game 6 Sunday. Parker Kelly (Ottawa Senators), Sean Montgomery, and 2019 NHL Draft prospect Aliaksei Protas also scored for Prince Albert. Ryan Hughes had a pair of goals while Tristen Robins scored for the Blades. Noah Gregor (San Jose Sharks) and 2019 NHL Draft prospect Brett Leason each contributed a pair of assists.