Vernon native named to WHL all-star team

Cole Sanford of Vernon has been named to a 2015 Western Hockey League all-star team.
Image Credit: Medicine Hat Tigers

VERNON - It’s the end of the regular season in the Western Hockey League and while Vernon does not have a team in the league a local player has still cracked the all-star team.

The all-star teams along with the 2015 WHL Awards finalists were named Wednesday, March 25 with awards set to be handed out May 6.

Cole Sanford, currently playing with the Medicine Hat Tigers, was named to the Eastern Conference second all-star team.

Player of the year, Humanitarian of the Year, Top Official and Marketing/Public Relations awards will be announced at a later date.

Several Kelowna Rockets, along with a Kamloops Blazer and a Kamloops native, were also named to all-star teams.

Meanwhile the Vernon Vipers of the B.C. Hockey League were forced out of the playoffs by the Penticton Vees in game seven this past weekend.

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