Their careers have followed the same path for nearly 7 years, and now Trevor Cox and Cole Sanford are Devils.
The two forwards have played on the same team for 7 of the last 9 years and will be looking to bring some of their scoring magic to the ice in Cardiff this season.
Trevor Cox spent the 2020-21 season in Slovakia with HC Detva after a 4 year career with the University of Alberta, one of the top programs in Canada. He has spent the better part of the last 7 seasons playing with Cole Sanford including some impressive seasons in Major Junior with the Medicine Hat Tigers where he scored 109 points (29 goals, 80 assists) alongside Sanford who netted 50 goals and 45 assists that season.
Both players moved on to University of Alberta and spent 4 years together there before turning pro in 2020-21. In his only pro season, Cox finished just off the scoring lead for his team netting 13 goals and 22 assists in 48 games.
photo credit Larry Wong
Cole Sanford’s career is nearly a mirror image of Trevor Cox’s. He spent 3.5 years with Medicine Hat in the WHL before being traded midway through his final year in Major Junior. He then played 4 years at the University of Alberta and was chosen to the Second Team All-Star his final two seasons of University.
Last year was a tough first year pro after getting Covid and never properly recovering, he was limited to 19 games with the Florida Everblades in the ECHL. He eventually left the team early to recover and prepare for the 2021-22 season in Cardiff. We are happy to report he is back at 100% and ready to rock come August when the Devils hit the ice.
Devils Head Coach Jarrod Skalde spoke about Sanford and Cox:
"Both these guys only have one year pro under their belts, but I think they are going to have a big year for us. The best word to describe them is dynamic.
"Both guys are smaller players but they have the speed and the skill to do some serious damage offensively.
"You look at the stats they put up with Medicine Hat and those are some huge numbers. The on-ice chemistry between Trevor and Cole is obviously very appealing and they clearly feed off of each other."
Photo Credit: University of Alberta