Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Cole Sillinger of the Medicine Hat Tigers has been named WHL Rookie of the Month for September and October 2019.
Sillinger led all WHL rookies with 17 points (8G-9A), including two power-play goals, in 14 games as the Tigers started the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season with a 9-4-1-0 record, good enough for third place in the Central Division.
The 6-foot-0, 187-pound product of Regina, Sask. recorded four multi-point games, including three three-point efforts. Those performances included a pair of multi-goal games as he led all WHL rookies with eight goals through the first two calendar months of the regular season.
Chosen with the 11th-overall selection of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, Sillinger ended the month of October on a six-game point streak. The 16-year-old forward has appeared in 18 WHL regular season games to date, posting 19 points (8G-11A), including a pair of power-play goals. He’s also appeared in six WHL playoff games, scoring one goal.
Earlier this month, Sillinger was named to Team Canada White for the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which will take place in Medicine Hat, Alta. and Swift Current, Sask. from Saturday, November 2 to Saturday, November 9, 2019.
The Tigers are in action next on Saturday, November 2 (7:05 p.m. PT) against the Victoria Royals as they begin a five-game road trip through the B.C. Division.
WHL Rookie of the Month
September/October: Cole Sillinger, Medicine Hat Tigers
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.