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COX, SANFORD NAMED WHL ALL-STARS

Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers now have another streak which continues, for the past 5 seasons the Tigers have had one of their own selected to as a WHL All-Star. The last 2 seasons Curtis Valk has taken the honors selected as 1st and 2nd team All-Star respectively. This season both Trevor Cox and Cole Sanford were selected in the All-Star teams.

Cox was selected as a 1st team All-Star after putting up an outstanding 109 points in 69 games including a WHL leading 80 assists. Cox entered his 4th season as a Tiger and has been instrumental in leading the Tigers offensively. Cox also once had a 18 point lead in WHL scoring after the Christmas break, before slowing down at just a point per game pace. Cox also had his first career hat trick this season in a game versus the Kootenay Ice.

Sanford was selected as a 2nd team all-star as the speedy forward was one of two WHL skaters to break the 50 goal plateau, netting 50 on the season in 72 games, with only 12 coming via the power play. Sanford recorded 95 points on the season as well and was 2nd in the league with 6 shorthanded goals.

The Medicine Hat Tigers congratulate Cole and Trevor on their accomplishments this season and their All-Star selections.

 

WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS

FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Tristan Jarry (Delta, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings
Defenceman – Ivan Provorov (Yaroslavl, Russia), Brandon Wheat Kings
Defenceman – Travis Sanheim (Elkhorn, MB), Calgary Hitmen
Forward – Trevor Cox (Surrey, BC), Medicine Hat Tigers
Forward – Tim McGauley (Wilcox, SK), Brandon Wheat Kings
Forward – Brayden Point (Calgary, AB), Moose Jaw Warriors

SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Jordan Papirny (Edmonton, AB), Brandon Wheat Kings
Defenceman – Rinat Valiev (Nizhnekamsk, Russia), Kootenay ICE
Defenceman – Colby Williams (Regina, SK), Regina Pats
Forward – Cole Sanford (Vernon, BC), Medicine Hat Tigers
Forward – Sam Reinhart (Vancouver, BC), Kootenay ICE
Forward – Adam Tambellini (Edmonton, AB), Calgary Hitmen

WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS

FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Taran Kozun (Nipawin, SK), Seattle Thunderbirds
Defenceman – Shea Theodore (Aldergrove, BC), Seattle Thunderbirds
Defenceman – Madison Bowey (Winnipeg, MB), Kelowna Rockets
Forward – Oliver Bjorkstrand (Herning, Denmark), Portland Winterhawks *
Forward – Cole Ully (Calgary, AB), Kamloops Blazers
Forward – Rourke Chartier (Saskatoon, SK), Kelowna Rockets

SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Eric Comrie (Edmonton, AB), Tri-City Americans
Defenceman – Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, BC), Victoria Royals
Defenceman – Josh Morrissey (Calgary, AB), Kelowna Rockets
Forward – Nic Petan (Delta, BC), Portland Winterhawks
Forward – Nick Merkley (Calgary, AB), Kelowna Rockets
Forward – Adam Helewka (Burnaby, BC), Spokane Chiefs
* indicates unanimous selection

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