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Cole Sanford Named WHL Player of the Week

Monday, Apr. 14th, 2014

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Medicine Hat Tigers’ forward Cole Sanford is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 13, 2014.

Sanford recorded four goals and seven points over three games in the past week as the Tigers continued their WHL Eastern Conference second-round series versus the Kootenay Ice.

On Thursday, April 10, Sanford recorded an assist in a 7-4 loss to the Ice in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series in Cranbrook, B.C. On Saturday, April 12, with the Tigers facing elimination, Sanford stepped up to score four goals and two assists for six points while being named the game’s 1st Star in a 9-2 win over the visiting Ice in Game 5 of the series. Sanford was held without a point in a 4-1 road loss to the Ice in Game 3 on Wednesday, April 9.

Sanford, an 18-year-old from Vernon, B.C., is in his second season in the Western Hockey League with the Tigers, and finished third on the team in scoring with 33 goals and 73 points along with a +43 rating during the 2013-14 regular season. A sixth-round pick, 117th overall, in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft, Sanford has amassed 35 goals and 84 points in 125 career regular-season contests. He is eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft.

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