Cossa Sharp of the Red Wings; Canucks Mall?

Goaltender Sebastian Cossa continues to show why the Detroit Red Wings drafted him in the first round in 2021. He posted a 36-save performance to help the Edmonton Oil Kings triumph 4-3 in overtime against the Saint John Sea Dogs at the Memorial Cup.

from Edmonton Jaxson Wiebe was named the game’s No. 1 star after scoring his hat trick with the OT winner. Cossa was named the No. 3 star of the game. He was particularly sharp in the latter stages of the game.

“After the first intermission, we talked about our game and we weren’t very happy with it,” Cossa said on CHL TV. “We came out in the second and third and showed a bit better for ourselves. They definitely took away their chances.

The Oil Kings are now 1-1 in the tournament. They end Friday’s Memorial Cup round robin segment against the OHL champions Hamilton Bulldogs. The Bulldogs and Oil Kings are joint tournament favorites.

Cossa will play for the Grand Rapids Griffins next season as he begins his rise to the NHL.

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Edwin S. Wolfe