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Jason Cotton named BCHL player of the week

The West Kelowna Warriors have been getting plenty of mileage out of Jason Cotton since his arrival from the Tri-City Storm (Nebraska) of the U.S. Hockey League early this season.

In addition to leading the team in scoring, the Plano, Texas native has been named the BCHL's player of the week for the period ending Jan. 26.

Cotton led the Warriors to an undefeated road trip (2-0-1), and piled up seven points in the three games. Cotton had the double-overtime winner as part of a two-point night in a 5-4 win over Victoria, then added one goal in a victory in Alberni Valley Saturday.  He wrapped up the trip with a four-point game that included two assists in the final minute of a 7-7 draw Sunday in Chilliwack.

Cotton already has been named the BCHL Player of the Month, and Warriors Player of the Month this season in October 2013.

He also was named the third Star for the entire CJHL in October.

Cotton leads the Warriors in scoring with 21 goals and 29 assists in 40 games.

Cotton was recently ranked 118th overall in the mid-season NHL draft rankings.

The 6-foot-2, 180 pound forward and his Warriors' teammates return to action Friday when they visit the Merritt Centennials.

The next home action is Saturday against Vernon.

 

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