Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Sebastian Cossa of the Edmonton Oil Kings has been named the WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month for December 2019.
Throughout December, Cossa posted a 6-1-1-0 record while maintaining a 1.98 goals-against average, and stopped 222 of 238 shots for a 0.933 save percentage as the Oil Kings continued to lead the Central Division, Eastern Conference, and overall WHL standings.
Cossa was recognized during the month as the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 15, 2019. He was also recognized as the first star of the game once, second star of the game once, and the third star of the game once. In five starts during the month, he allowed just a single goal.
The 6-foot-6, 206-pound product of Fort McMurray, Alta. is having a standout rookie season with the Oil Kings, posting a 15-3-1-1 record, 2.26 GAA, 0.921 SV%, and two shutouts in 23 games. Those figures have the 17-year-old tied for fourth in the WHL in wins while single-handily holding fourth-place rankings in GAA and SV%. He’s also a part of a nine-way tie for fifth in the league in shutouts. Edmonton originally selected Cossa in the second round, 36th overall, at the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.
Up next for Cossa and the Oil Kings is a continuation of their three-game home stand when they welcome the Moose Jaw Warriors to Rogers Place on Friday, January 3 (7:00 p.m. MT).
WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month
December: Sebastian Cossa, Edmonton Oil Kings
November: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks
September/October: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
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 350 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.