Kelowna Minor Hockey product Cody Sylvester was named the WHL Player of the Month for March

Kelowna Minor Hockey product Cody Sylvester was named the WHL Player of the Month for March

Kelowna product Sylvester WHL’s Player of Month

Twenty-year-old helps Calgary to an early lead in their WHL playoff opener

Kelowna Minor Hockey product Cody Sylvester has added another accomplishment to his resume.

The Western Hockey League announced this week that Sylvester, a Calgary Hitmen forward, has been named the Husky WHL Player of the Month for March.

The 20-year-old scored eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points while posting a plus-10 rating in eight games during March. That led all WHL players in scoring for 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 5.  He was named the game’s first 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, (168 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.

The Hitmen are taking on the Swift Current Broncos in the first round of the WHL playoffs and Sylvester had three goals and one assist in the first four games of the series, as Calgary took a 3-1 lead in games.

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