Raiders’ Hannoun named WHL On the Run Player of the Week

Lucas Chudleigh – Apollo Media


Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince Albert Raiders forward Dante Hannoun has been named the  WHL On the Run Player of the  Week for the week ending April 14, 2019.

Hannoun recorded seven points (6G-1A) and carried a plus-three rating in four contests as the Raiders defeated the Saskatoon Blades in the second round of WHL Playoffs to advance to the Eastern Conference Championship.

On Wednesday, Hannoun led his team as the lone goal scorer against the Blades. Opening the game with a short-handed marker, Hannoun was the only Raider to get one past Saskatoon. On Friday Hannoun was first on the scoreboard again when he recorded Prince Albert’s first goal on the power play as well as their fifth goal at even strength. Hannoun also aided on the Raiders’ third goal of the night, picking up one assist, finishing the game with three points (2G-1A), the second star of the game and the second star of the night in the WHL.

Sealing the second-round series win for the Raiders, Hannoun again collected three points against the Blades, on Sunday. In a 6-3 final, he scored Prince Albert’s second, fourth and sixth goals of the night, bumping Hannoun into a tie for first place in overall scoring among WHL skaters in the 2019 WHL Playoffs. For his efforts, Hannoun was also awarded the first star of the night in the WHL.

The 5-foot-6, 160-pound centreman has 14 points (9G-5A) in the 2019 WHL Playoffs. In 42 career WHL Playoff games, Hannoun has 37 points (17G-20A).

After being acquired from the Victoria Royals, Hannoun was a strong contributor to the Raiders’ success during their campaign, recording 31 points (10G-21A) in 28 games, including two power-play goals and one game-winning goal.

The Delta, B.C. product was selected by Victoria Royals 11th overall in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. In 314 career WHL regular season games, Hannoun has 279 points (108G-171A), including 37 power-play goals, one short-handed goal and 16 game-winning goals.

With home-ice advantage, Hannoun and the Raiders will challenge the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Art Hauser Centre for Games 1 and 2 of the WHL’s Eastern Conference Championship beginning on Friday, April 19 (7:00 p.m. MT).

WHL On the Run Player of the Week
April 8 – 14: Dante Hannoun, Prince Albert Raiders
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.

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