Montgomery commits to Western Mustangs

Lucas Punkari/Daily Herald Prince Albert Raiders forward Sean Montgomery controls the puck during a game at the Art Hauser Centre against the Portland Winterhawks last season.

After five seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders, Sean Montgomery is headed to Ontario for the next step in his hockey career.

The 21-year-old from Calgary will be moving up to the U Sports ranks this fall as he’ll suit up for the Western Mustangs in London, Ont.

Montgomery, who holds the record for most games played by a Raider with 345 regular season appearances, posted his best numbers in his fifth and final campaign in the Western Hockey League last season as he had 59 points in 67 games.

He also had 14 points in the playoffs as he helped the Raiders’ capture their second league championship and their first since 1985.

The Mustangs, who feature Raiders alumni Kolten Olynek at forward, finished in third in the Ontario University Athletics West Division last year with a 15-12-1 record.

After falling in three games to the Guelph Gryphons in the OUA semifinal, the Mustangs just missed on their first trip to the University Cup since 2016 with a 3-0 to the Carleton Ravens in the OUA’s third place game.