Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Edmonton Oil Kings Sebastian Cossa has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 28, 2021.
Cossa, 18, secured back-to-back victories over the Lethbridge Hurricanes to open the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season, turning aside a 43 of the 46 shots sent his way over the weekend, good enough for a WHL-leading 1.50 goals-against average and .935 save percentage.
On Friday night, Cossa stopped 26 shots, including 12 in the second period, as the Oil Kings knocked off the Hurricanes by a 7-1 margin in Edmonton. He followed up with a 17-save performance in a 7-2 win on Saturday night in Lethbridge.
The 6-foot-6, 203-pound puckstopper has been nothing short of reliable since he broke into the WHL as a rookie during the 2019-20 season. Originally selected by the Oil Kings in the second round (36th overall) of the 2017 WHL Draft, Cossa has earned himself a career record of 23-6-2-1, with a 2.19 GAA, .922 SV% and four shutouts, including 21 wins as a rookie.
A second-year goaltender, the product of Fort McMurray, Alta., is a highly-touted prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft, listed as an ‘A’ prospect on NHL Central Scouting’s Players to Watch List.
Next up, Cossa and the Oil Kings will welcome the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m. MT.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.