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Milestone Monday: Montgomery Breaks Games Played Record

Robert Murray

On Feb. 8, 2019, Sean Montgomery broke the all-time Raiders’ games played record in Calgary against the Hitmen on a special night at the Calgary Corral.

Montgomery, who is from Calgary, AB, set the new record in his hometown with his 331st appearance in the WHL. The previous record holder was Brett Novak, who suited up for the Raiders from 2000 to 2006.

On his record-setting night, Montgomery had an assist as the Raiders wore throwback sweaters in an 8-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen, who wore special Calgary Wranglers sweaters for the final game of the Hitmen’s Corral Series.

Montgomery finished his Raiders career with 345 games played from 2014 to 2019, missing just 11 games over his five seasons. During his career, he compiled 72 goals and 72 assists for 144 points. He enjoyed his best season during his 20-year-old season in 2018-19, potting 29 goals and adding 30 assists in 67 games. He was a key piece of the Raiders’ run to capturing the 2019 WHL Championship and advancing to the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia.

He earned multiple team awards through his career. He was a two-time recipient of the Best Defensive Forward Award Presented By CTV (2017-18, 2018-19); a Travis Laycock Award winner as Humanitarian of the Year Presented By Parkland Ambulance (2017-18); and the Players Choice Award winner Presented By Prince Albert Source For Sports (2018-19).

Montgomery was drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. He is attending Western University and finished his rookie season with the Mustangs last year, helping his team reach the 2020 U SPORTS University Cup Hockey Tournament in Halifax prior to it being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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