Sanford suiting up for all-stars

Sanford suiting up for all-stars

Coldstream’s Cole Sanford will play for CIS all-star team against Canadian junior hockey prospects

Coldstream’s Cole Sanford will get to play against Canada’s top junior hockey prospects.

Sanford, a former member of the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers and Regina Pats, has been named to the U Sports men’s hockey all-star team for a two-game series against Canada’s national junior team prospects.

The games are set for Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13 and 14, at the Meridian Centre in St. Catherine’s, Ont.

The games will mark the culmination of a four-day camp for the U Sports Men’s Hockey All-Stars beginning Dec. 11, while also serving as part of Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship slated for Dec. 26 -Jan. 5 in Buffalo.

Sanford currently plays for the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the CIS Canada West Conference. The 22-year-old winger has six goals and six assists for 12 oints in 16 games for the Bears this season.

Also named to the U Sports All Stars is Sicamous native Cain Franson, a forward with the Calgary Dinos.