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 | hide all | hide | edit source]
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. In 2010 Cox signed with the West Coast Avalanche of the Western Australian Super League (WASL). During the season he also played for the Avalanche's lower division team in the Western Australian Senior A Contact league. 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. In 2012 Cox signed with the Perth Thunder of the Australian Ice Hockey League while also playing for the Vikings in the WASL.
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. New Zealand finished second behind hosts Australia while Cox finished the tournament with one goals in his four games. 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. 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.
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 | hide | edit source]
Career statistics[edit | hide | edit source]
- Regular season and playoffs
|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||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|