Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Ian Scott of the Prince Albert Raiders has been named the WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month for April 2019.
Scott posted an 8-3-1-0 record in the month of April while maintaining a 1.88 goals-against average and stopping 323 of 346 shots for a .934 save percentage. Scott also recorded three shutouts in the calendar month as the Raiders advanced to the 2019 Rogers #WHLChampionship Series, their first appearance in the series since 1985. For the calendar month, he ranked first in wins, SV%, and shutouts, ranking fourth in GAA.
In the second round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs, Scott and the Raiders bested the Saskatoon Blades in a six-game series. Scott allowed 11 goals over the six-game series, helping the Raiders advance to play the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Eastern Conference Championship.
Against Edmonton, Scott posted a pair of shutouts throughout the six-game series to help guide the Raiders to victory. At the conclusion of the Eastern Conference Championship, Scott was recognized as the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week and the First Star of the Conference Championship Round.
Throughout the month, the 6-foot-3, 183-pound product of Calgary, Alta. was recognized as the first star of the game once, the second star of the game once, and the third star of the game twice. He was also recognized as the WHL’s First Star of the Night once, Second Star once, and once as the third star.
Scott has appeared in 16 games during the 2019 WHL Playoffs, sporting a 12-3-1-0 record, 1.85 GAA, .930 SV%, and three shutouts. His WHL Playoffs career has spanned 24 games, where he’s posted a 15-5-3 record, 2.35 GAA, .916 SV%, and three shutouts.
The ninth-overall selection by the Raiders at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, Scott has appeared in 175 WHL regular season games for his career, sporting an 87-64-9-5 record, 2.90 GAA, .905 SV%, and 11 shutouts. April’s honour marks the third time this season Scott has been named the WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month.
Scott and the Raiders will open the 2019 Rogers #WHLChampionship Series Friday, May 3 (7:00 p.m. MT) on home ice at the Art Hauser Centre.
WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month
April: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
March: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
February: Shane Farkas, Portland Winterhawks
January: Todd Scott, Edmonton Oil Kings
December: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
November: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
September/October: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
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.