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Short, But Sweet: Larson Makes Impact During Time in Moose Jaw

May 20, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Moose Jaw Warriors News Release

Cordel Larson joined the Moose Jaw Warriors at the WHL Trade Deadline in January.

While his time in Moose Jaw was only a fraction of his Western Hockey League career, Larson made an impact on the Warriors.

"Cordell is such an amazing person and such a great player," Warriors captain Daemon Hunt said after the season.

The feeling was mutual for Larson.

"These guys have seriously turned into my brothers," he said. "I can honestly say I've developed a relationship with every one of these guys on the team and they're going to be my brothers for life."

The Warriors acquired Larson on deadline day from the Spokane Chiefs and he made his presence felt immediately, posting two goals and three points in a win over Calgary.

He helped spark the Warriors to a season-high eight game winning streak, which included wins over Winnipeg and Edmonton, who were the top-two teams in the CHL Top-10 at that point.

Larson finished with five goals and 17 points in 22 games with the Warriors during the second half.

He scored one of the biggest goals of the season for the time, potting the overtime winner against Saskatoon in Game 3 of their first round series to put Moose Jaw in front 3-0 in the best-of-seven series.

The Warriors would eventually advance to the second round before falling to Winnipeg.

"I'm so proud of this team," Larson said. "We've come a long ways since I got here, this team really developed a lot and it showed in that series against Winnipeg, we took a stride, we really bought into what this team was trying to do and how we wanted to play and we were right there with probably one of the best teams in Western Canada."

Larson played 172 games with the Chiefs before joining the Warriors. He finishes his WHL career with 35 goals and 102 points in 194 games.

He said his time in the WHL has meant everything to him and his family.

"It's been an emotional ride, a lot of ups and downs, made a ton of memories, met a lot of great people, made friends and family that will last a lifetime, so I can't thank the Moose Jaw Warriors and Spokane Chiefs enough," he said.

Larson said he loved every moment playing in Spokane, but is very happy he was able to finish his career close to his hometown, Weyburn.

"It was bittersweet leaving Spokane, but to get to come to an organization that I watched growing up as a kid and my family was able to make a bunch of games, it meant a lot to me and family," he said.

Larson is exploring his options for continuing his career in U Sports.

"Just kind of weighing all my options and seeing what's the right fit for me," he said.

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