Former Vernon Vipers "AP" affiliated forward Dante Hannoun & former Vernon Vipers tryout goaltender Boston Bilous & the Western Hockey League Prince Albert Raiders and Saskatoon Blades open Game 1 of the best-of-seven, second-round series tonight at 6pm (Sportsnet 360) from the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert.
Hannoun is the younger brother of former Vernon Vipers forward Demico Hannoun (2013-14) spent the past five seasons with the Victoria Royals before being traded to Prince Albert January 3rd 2019. In 56 games this year with the Royals & Raiders Hannoun collected (29-goals-38-assists-67-points).
Hannoun played one game as an "AP" (affiliated player) with the Vipers during the 2013-14 season.
Dante Hannoun's Player Profile:http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=245570
Bilous was in his second season with the Edmonton Oil Kings before being traded to the Raiders January 10th 2019.
The Oil Kings drafted Bilous 80th overall in Round 4 of the 2016 Western Hockey League draft before signing July 27th 2016. In 19 games this year with the Oil Kings & Raiders Bilous posted a 8-4-1-1 record with a 3.34 GAA
Bilous attended the Vernon Vipers training camp in August 2015 was released due to his age (14).
Boston Bilous's Player Profile:
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Sportsnet announces broadcast schedule for 2019 #WHLPlayoffs featuring Raiders & Blades
April 3, 2019
2019 WHL Playoffs CHL on Sportsnet
by Western Hockey League
Calgary, Alta. – Delivering the sights, sounds and stars of the Canadian Hockey League to viewers across Canada, Sportsnet is set to deliver exclusive national coverage of the 2019 WHL Playoffs, beginning this week, featuring three games between the Prince Albert Raiders and Saskatoon Blades.
As Canada’s Home of Hockey, Sportsnet drops the puck on its 2019 WHL Playoffs coverage with Game 1 of the best-of-seven, second-round series between the Raiders and Blades on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. MT (Sportsnet 360) from the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert.
Sportsnet will continue its second round coverage of the 2019 WHL Playoffs by carrying Game 2 between the Raiders and Blades on Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m. MT, once again from the Art Hauser Centre. The Sportsnet broadcast schedule for the 2019 WHL Playoffs will close out Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. MT with Game 3 from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.
Returning to provide the latest news, analysis and insight to fans across Canada is play-by-play announcer R.J. Broadhead, game analyst Sam Cosentino and host Rob Faulds.
The Prince Albert Raiders finished 2018-19 as winners of the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy – awarded annually to the WHL’s Regular Season Champions. Led by 2019 NHL Draft prospect Brett Leason (Calgary, Alta.) and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta.), the Raiders advanced to the second round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs after defeating the Red Deer Rebels in four games.
The Saskatoon Blades finished the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season in second place in the East Division, trailing only the Raiders. Led by 2019 NHL Draft prospect Kirby Dach (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.) and Washington Capitals prospect Eric Florchuk (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.), the Blades advanced to the second round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs after defeating the Moose Jaw Warriors in four games.
In addition to Sportsnet’s coverage, all games throughout the 2019 WHL Playoffs will be available streaming live at WHLLive.com.