The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince Albert Raiders goaltender Ian Scott has been named the Eli Wilson Goaltending WHL Goaltender of the Week and the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee for the week ending September 30, 2018.
Scott, who was selected in the fourth round, 110th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2017 NHL Draft, posted a pair of wins while also maintaining a 2.00 goals-against-average, and stopping 63 of 67 shots for a 0.940 save percentage as the Raiders moved to 5-0-0-0 on the season.
Friday at home against the Medicine Hat Tigers, Scott stopped 35 of 38 shots in a 5-3 win for the Raiders. Scott stopped all 20 shots through the first 40 minutes, adding 15 more saves in the third period. In Sunday’s 4-1 win against the Saskatoon Blades, Scott once again denied his opponents through 40 minutes, stopping the first 18 shots. In the final 20, he made 10 saves for a final total of 28 saves on 29 shots in the contest.
Through four games this season, Scott is a perfect 4-0-0-0 with a 1.75 GAA, and a 0.940 SV%, stopping 109 of 116 shots. Those numbers have near the top of the WHL’s goaltending charts early on with him tied for first in wins, third in GAA, and fifth in SV%. The Raiders’ 5-0-0-0 start matches the team’s early performance from the 2013-14 WHL Regular Season.
Originally selected in the first round, ninth overall, at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, the 6-foot-3, 183-pound product of Calgary, Alta. has appeared in 130 WHL regular season games, sporting a 53-56-8-3 record, 3.30 GAA, 0.897 SV% and three shutouts. In eight career WHL playoff games, Scott has maintained a 3-4-0-0 record with a 3.41 GAA, and a 0.891 SV%.
Scott and the Raiders are set to begin a four-game road trip through Alberta this week, beginning with a date against the Tigers in Medicine Hat, Alta. on Wednesday, October 3 (7:00 p.m. MT).