Qualicum Beach hotshot Shepheard turns into Ice

Forward signs with WHL hockey club

Qualicum Beach’s Cody Shepheard has signed with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.

The 16-year-old forward was selected in the eighth round by the Ice in 2016.

Shepheard, who is six feet tall and weighs 166 pounds, recorded 17 goals and 34 points in 28 regular season games with Shawnigan Lake School Varsity of the CSSVHL during the 2016-17 season. He also registered two points in two playoff games.

“Cody had a good camp. He brings size, compete and skill in a group of forwards that we are excited about,” said Matt Cockell, Ice president and general manager.

— Submitted by Kootenay Ice