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Turner Sharp named to Junior B all-star squad

Turner Sharp (16) patrolled the blueline Sunday for the Heritage Junior Hockey League south team.

Turner Sharp (16) patrolled the blueline Sunday for the Heritage Junior Hockey League south team.

Turner Sharp is in his rookie season with the Coaldale Copperheads.

Turner Sharp is in his rookie season with the Coaldale Copperheads.

A Fort Macleod player cracked the Heritage Junior Hockey League all-star lineup in his rookie season.
Turner Sharp, 18, was on defence Jan. 14 at Okotoks for the south division team, which rallied to win in a shootout.
Sharp’s selection to the all-star team came as no surprise to his coach with the Coaldale Copperheads.
“Turner is a good skating, good puck moving, very smart defenceman,” Scott Trotter said. “He’s a guy we rely on to play big minutes on one of our top pairings.”
“We put him in key situations and he seems to excel, five-on-five and on the powerplay,” Trotter said. “He plays like a veteran.”
Sharp played Minor Hockey in Fort Macleod until moving to rep hockey, where he played at the AA level for the Foothills Bisons and Southwest Rockies.
Sharp played for the Lethbridge Hurricanes Minor Midget AAA team in 2014-’15 where he notched three goals and six assists with 18 penalty minutes.
The following season Sharp participated in the Pursuit of Excellence program in B.C., playing on both the prep team and the U18 squad, recording four goals, 12 assists and 20 penalty minutes.
Sharp had two goals and seven assists, and 42 penalty minutes last season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes Midget AAA squad.
The six foot two, 185-pound Sharp joined the Copperheads last fall after wrapping up his Midget hockey career.
“He’s very skilled, and he’s smart,” said, Trotter, who is also a Fort Macleod Minor Hockey product who was a Heritage league all-star during his playing career.
Sharp has a goal and 12 assists for 13 points this season with the Copperheads, along with 31 penalty minutes.
Making the all-star team in his rookie season is a testament to Sharp’s talent.
“He was selected by the all-star committee to go,” Trotter noted. “That shows he’s put the work in to make the team. It’s quite the honour to play in that game.”
The Heritage league is made up of Coaldale, High River Flyers, Okotoks Oilers, Cochrane Generals, Strathmore Wheatland Kings and Medicine Hat Cubs in the south division.
Red Deer Vipers, Airdrie Thunder, Blackfalds Wranglers, Mountainview Colts, Stettler Lightning, Ponoka Stampeders and Three Hills Thrashers make up the north division.
Heading into the all-star break the Copperheads were in fourth place in the south division with 15 wins, nine losses and two ties.
The Copperheads are three points back of first-place High River but have three games in hand.
Next action for the Copperheads is Friday, Jan. 12 when they travel to Medicine Hat to take on the Cubs.
Coaldale is at home on Saturday, Jan. 13 against High River. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m.

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