Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that San Jose Sharks prospect Noah Gregor of the Prince Albert Raiders has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending December 30, 2018.
Gregor recorded seven points (5G-2A) and a plus-seven rating in three games this week as the Raiders swept a home-and-home series against the Saskatoon Blades by 4-3 and 4-2 scores before dropping a 2-1 game to the Regina Pats Sunday. Gregor was selected by the Sharks in the fourth round, 111thoverall, of the 2016 NHL Draft and signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the club in April 2018.
Thursday against the Blades, Gregor recorded a pair of goals and an assist in a 4-3 overtime victory on the road against the Blades. Gregor scored the first two goals of the game for the Raiders then picked up an assist on the game-winning goal by captain Brayden Pachal. Gregor was named the third star of the game for his efforts.
In Friday’s rematch at the Art Hauser Centre, Gregor potted another pair of goals and an assist in the 4-2 victory. Gregor once again scored the first two goals of the game for the Raiders, scoring to tie up the game late in the second period before the Raiders won it in the third. Gregor had an assist on the Raiders’ fourth goal of the contest. The Beaumont, Alta. product was named the second star of the game in the win.
Sunday, Gregor scored the lone goal of the game for the Raiders in their 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Pats. Gregor once again factored into the three stars of the game, earning second star honours.
Overall, Gregor recorded six points (4G-2A) at even strength with one of his goals coming on the power play. With goals in all three games, Gregor extended his goal-scoring streak to a career-high six games, topping two previous four-game goal streaks. Gregor also has points in six-straight games and eight of his last nine contests.
The 6-foot-0, 180-pound 20-year-old used his big week to reach a career milestone as well, reaching 50 points for the fourth-straight season and surpassing the 250-point plateau for his WHL career. Gregor has 50 points (24G-26A) in 32 games this season, including seven power-play goals, three short-handed goals, and two game-winning goals.
Originally selected by the Victoria Royals in the third round, 55thoverall, at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Gregor has 255 points (100G-145A), including 39 power-play goals, four short-handed goals, and 18 game-winning goals in 226 WHL Regular Season games. Gregor has also recorded 23 points (11G-12A), including two power-play goals and two game-winning goals in 28 WHL Playoff games.
Gregor and the Raiders will be back in action Tuesday, January 1 (4:00 p.m. CT), taking on the Pats at the Brandt Centre.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
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.