BEAVER BANK: Cole Foston will get to live out every young hockey fans dream who grew up watching the Halifax Mooseheads.
Foston, a Lockview High student who hails from Beaver Bank, was the Memorial Cup runner ups first pick in the 2019 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft, held June 8 in Quebec City. The selection came in the fourth round, 70th overall.
“I was pretty relieved when I got drafted,” said Foston. “It feels 10 times better that it’s my hometown team.”
Foston suited up for the Andre Lefebvre coached Cole Harbour Wolfpack in 2018, where he tallied 12 goals and 25 points in 35 games during the regular season. He also racked up 20 penalty minutes.
His phone started blowing up with texts from friends after he was selected.
“I could feel my phone vibrating a lot in my pocket,” said Foston.
Foston explained what work he has to do to get himself considered for the roster coming the teams training camp in August in Halifax.
“I need to work on my conditioning, and just little individual things on the ice,” he said.
He said hockey has come full circle.
“When I was younger I watched all the Mooseheads games and dreamt of playing for them,” said Foston. “And now I’m drafted by them.
“The works just starting now.”