Andrew Cox

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Andrew Cox
Born (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 26)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
AIHL team
Former teams
Perth Thunder
Karhu-Kissat
Northern Vikings
UJK U20
West Coast Avalanche
National team  New Zealand
Playing career 2008–present

Andrew Cox (born 6 September 1990) is a New Zealand ice hockey player currently playing for the Perth Thunder in the Australian Ice Hockey League. He is also a member of the New Zealand national ice hockey team.

Playing career[edit]

Cox first played in Auckland New Zealand at the Age of 7 playing in the local league for Auckland under 13. Cox signed with Finnish club UJK U18 in 2007. Cox the played with for Finnish club UJK U20 in the Jr. A II-divisioona Q in 2008 where he played two games before leaving the team.[1] In 2010 Cox signed with the West Coast Avalanche of the Western Australian Super League (WASL).[1] During the season he also played for the Avalanche's lower division team in the Western Australian Senior A Contact league.[2] The following season Cox left the Avalanche and signed with the Northern Vikings of the Western Australian Super League. He remained with the Vikings until the end of the 2011 season before returning to Finland. Cox signed with Karhu-Kissat of the 2. Divisioona for the 2011-12 season. He played six games with the team, recording four points, before returning to Australia.[1] In 2012 Cox signed with the Perth Thunder of the Australian Ice Hockey League while also playing for the Vikings in the WASL.[1]

Cox was first called up to represent New Zealand in 2011, where he joined the national senior team to compete in the 2011 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament being held in Melbourne, Australia.[3] New Zealand finished second behind hosts Australia while Cox finished the tournament with one goals in his four games.[3] The following year Cox joined the national senior team to compete in the 2012 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament being held in Reykjavík, Iceland.[4] New Zealand finished last and were relegated to Division II Group B for the following year, while Cox finished the tournament with two goals from five games.[4]

Cox has continued to play for the national senior team in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. in 2016 Cox became the all time franchise goal scorer with 25 goals in 29 games.

Personal life[edit]

Cox was born on 6 September 1990 in Auckland, New Zealand.[1] He first started playing ice hockey at the age of seven. Andrew Cox works as a finance Broker for Capita finance.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Andrew Cox
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Ice hockey
IIHF World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 Melbourne Division II Group A
Regular season and playoffs
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008-09 UJK U20 Jr. A II-divisioona Q 2 0 0 0 0
2010 West Coast Avalanche WASL 20 21 18 39 28
2010 West Coast Avalanche AC WA SAC 11 17 6 23 2
2011 Northern Vikings WASL 18 20 12 32 6 1 1 2 3 0
2011-12 Karhu-Kissat 2. Divisioona 6 2 2 4 2
2012 Perth Thunder AIHL 23 4 4 8 20
2012 Northern Vikings WASL 9 15 9 24 4
International
Year Team Competition   GP G A Pts PIM +/–
2011 New Zealand 2011 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 4 1 0 1 2 0
2012 New Zealand 2012 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 5 2 0 2 6 –14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Andrew Cox". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Cox". Pointstreak Sports Technologies. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "2011 IIHF World Championship Div. II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "2012 IIHF World Championship Div. II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Andrew Cox". Perth Thunder. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.