One game into the Western Hockey League season, Detroit Red Wings prospect Sebastian Cossa is doing at all for the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Oil Kings stopped the Red Deer Rebels 4-1 on Friday night at Rogers Arena in their WHL season bow.
Cossa, selected 15th overall by the Red Wings in the 2021 NHL entry draft, stopped 35 of 36 shots in the game. That’s leaving the 6-foot-6, 215-pound netminder with an impressive .972 save percentage.
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Josh Williams paced the Oil Kings with a hat-trick in a victory over the Rebels.
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As well, Sebastian Cossa collected an assist on Edmonton’s second goal by Jacob Boucher. He’s sitting fifth on the team in scoring.
“It was really good,” Cossa told OilKings.ca of his time in Red Wings camp. “Just being around there for the two weeks, being around pros for that long, I think I took a lot of things coming into this season. Just practice habits and off-ice habits, I really took away from it. I’m coming here and I’m prepared to use that to keep my body feeling better and have a good year.”
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