March 26, 2013, Calgary, AB (ISN) – The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Cody Sylvester of the Calgary Hitmen has been named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for March.
The 20-year-old product of Vernon, B.C. scored eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points while posting a +10 rating in eight games to lead all WHL players in scoring in the month of March while helping the Hitmen to a 6-3-0 record. Sylvester scored in six of eight games he played during the month while putting up multiple points in five of eight games, including a seven-point performance versus Saskatoon on March 5th. He was named the game’s 1st Star in three of his eight appearances in March.
Sylvester finished the 2012-13 WHL regular season with a career high 41 goals and 90 points in 68 games for the Hitmen, putting him in 10th place in WHL scoring while helping the Hitmen to a third-place finish in the Eastern Conference. Sylvester was selected to the 2013 WHL Eastern Conference Second All-Star team for his excellent season.
Selected by the Hitmen in the eighth round, 168th overall, in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft, Sylvester has played 315 career regular-season games over five seasons in Calgary, amassing 229 points. The Eastern Conference finalist for 2013 WHL Humanitarian of the Year, Sylvester also captured a WHL championship with the Hitmen in 2010.
His accomplishments make Cody Sylvester a deserving choice as the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for March.
HUSKY – proud sponsor of the WHL Education Program and the Canada West WHL Graduate of the Month.
2012-13 HUSKY WHL Player of the Month
March: Cody Sylvester, Calgary Hitmen
February: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans
January: Nic Petan, Portland Winterhawks
December: Adam Lowry, Swift Current Broncos
November: Brendan Leipsic, Portland Winterhawks
September/October: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers