Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Ian Scott of the Prince Albert Raiders is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the final week of playoff action ending May 12 with a 2-2 record, a goals-against average of 2.29, save percentage of .926, and one shutout.
The Toronto Maples Leafs Scott claims the honour for the first time this postseason after stopping 112 shots over four games versus the Vancouver Giants in the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series. Scott started the week with 27 saves in an 8-2 victory in Game 3, then posted an impressive 36-save shutout versus the Giants en route to a 1-0 victory in Game 4 that earned him first-star honours. He then followed up that performance with another 26 stops in a close fought 4-3 loss in Game 5 before turning aside 23 shots in a 4-2 defeat in Game 6.
However, Scott found the win column in Game 7, coming up with 24 saves in a 3-2 overtime win to help guide the Raiders to the WHL league championship for the first time since 1985. Prince Albert now advances to the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia, with the team’s first round-robin game coming Friday versus the Halifax Mooseheads.
A 6-foot-3, 183-pound native of Calgary, Alta., Scott finishes the postseason with a 16-7 record, five shutouts, a 1.96 goals-against average, and .925 save percentage. For his efforts, Scott was recognized as the 2019 WHL Playoffs MVP. Across four seasons with the Raiders, the Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick owns an 87-64-9-5 showing in 175 appearances, alongside a 2.90 goals-against average, a .905 save percentage and 11 shutouts.
Also considered for the award this week was Samuel Harvey of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, who went 3-1 in four appearances versus the Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL’s President’s Cup Final, posting one shutout, a 2.50 goals-against average, and .916 save percentage. In the OHL, Guelph Storm netminder Anthony Popovich came up with 99 saves over four consecutive games against the Ottawa 67’s in the OHL’s J. Ross Robertson Cup Final as he posted a 3.00 goals-against average and .892 save percentage.
2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
May 6 – May 12: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Apr. 29 – May 5: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Apr. 22 – Apr. 28: Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads)
Apr. 15 – Apr. 21: David Tendeck (Vancouver Giants)
Apr. 8 – Apr. 14: Dylan Myskiw (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Apr. 1 – Apr. 7: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Mar. 25 – Mar. 31: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Mar. 18 – Mar. 24: Kyle Keyser (Oshawa Generals)
Mar. 11 – Mar. 17: Matthew Villalta (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 11: Mads Søgaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Jet Greaves (Barrie Colts)
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Kevin Mandolese (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Søgaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Kyle Jessiman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Émile Samson (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner (Vancouver Giants)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)
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.