Saskatchewan calls on Tigers prospects for Canada Winter Games

By Scott Roblin
December 10, 2018 - 4:22pm Updated: December 11, 2018 - 9:42am

REGINA, SK – Medicine Hat Tigers prospect Cole Sillinger will be representing his home province of Saskatchewan when the 2019 Canada Winter Games open in just a few months.

Sillinger was named to Team Saskatchewan’s U16 roster on Monday, joining fellow WHL first round picks Nolan Allan (Prince Albert) and Gabriel Klassen (Portland) on the team.

Torching the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League for 18 goals and 41 points in just 22 games, Sillinger sits second in league scoring and is the highest scoring rookie by 13 points.

Sillinger has also earned a pair of call-ups by the Tigers this season, contributing an assist on a Josh Williams marker just over a week ago.

Tigers draft pick Ashton Ferster will also be dressing for Saskatchewan this winter, as he was selected after eight goals and 17 points in 25 games with the Prince Albert Mintos this season.

They'll join Team Saskatchewan for the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, which will start with a round-robin meeting against the host Albertans on February 16.

Former Tigers assistant coach and current director of player personnel Bobby Fox meanwhile will be behind the bench for Team Alberta this winter.

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