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 May 5, 2019.
Hannoun recorded five points (2G-3A) and carried a plus-two rating as the Raiders split Games 1 and 2 of the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series against the Vancouver Giants.
Friday, Hannoun contributed two points (1G-1A) to the Raiders tally, despite losing 5-4 to the Giants. Hannoun began his night with a power-play assist on Prince Albert’s first goal and continued his efforts by scoring the Raiders’ third goal of the night to tie the game. To end his night, Hannoun was awarded the second star of the game.
In Game 2 of the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series on Saturday, Hannoun increased his point total to three (1G-2A). Scoring Prince Albert’s first goal and assisting on the second and third, Hannoun helped power the Raiders to a 4-0 win over the Giants. After his performance, Hannoun was awarded the first star of the game as well as the WHL Championship Player of the Game.
The 5-foot-6, 160-pound centreman has been a major contributor to the Raiders’ success in the 2019 WHL Playoffs, recording 20 points (11G-9A) in 18 games including, one power-play goal, two short-handed goals and three game-winning goals.
In 50 WHL Playoff games for his career, Hannoun has 43 points (19G-24A), tallying four power-play goals, two short-handed goals and seven game-winning goals.
Selected 11th overall by the Victoria Royals in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, the Delta, B.C. native has appeared in 314 WHL regular season games, posting 279 points (108G-171A), including 37 power-play goals, one short-handed goal, and 16 game-winning goals.
Hannoun and the Raiders will challenge the Vancouver Giants on Tuesday night in Game 3 of the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series at the Langley Events Centre. Puck drop is 8 p.m. CST.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
April 29 – May 5: Dante Hannoun, Prince Albert Raiders
April 22 – April 28: Aliaksei Protas, Prince Albert Raiders
April 15 – 21: Dawson Holt, Vancouver Giants
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.