Easton Cowan and Jagger Firkus are the highlights of the first CHL All-Star team


Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Easton Cowan and Seattle Kraken draft pick Jagger Firkus are the main members of the Canadian Hockey League's first All-Star team announced Sunday.

Cowan was named the Ontario Hockey League's Red Tilson Award winner after scoring 36 consecutive points with the London Knights to conclude the regular season, the most points total in the CHL to date.

The 5-foot-10 winger scored 25 goals and 68 points during his point streak and finished the season seventh in the league with 34 goals and 96 points. He recorded a point in 49 of his 54 regular season games and posted 33 multi-point games.

Cowan took his play to a new level in the playoffs, scoring 10 goals and 34 points in 18 playoff games, leading his Knights to the J. Ross Robertson Cup and being named the playoffs' Most Valuable Player with the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award.

Firkus was the CHL's leading scorer this season with 61 goals and 126 points in 63 games with the Moose Jaw Warriors and was named both the Western Hockey League Player of the Year and the CHL Player of the Year.

The 6-foot-tall center was one of only two players to reach the 60-goal mark and the only player in the CHL to score both 60 goals and 60 assists this season.

Firkus also led the WHL playoffs in scoring with 14 goals and 32 points, leading his Warriors to their first Ed Chynoweth Cup and their first Memorial Cup appearance in franchise history.

In addition to Cowan and Firkus, the first All-Star team included Warriors defenseman Denton Mateychuk, Saginaw Spirit defenseman Zayne Parekh, Prince George Cougars forward Zac Funk and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies goalie William Rousseau.

CHL All-Star Teams:

First CHL All-Star Team:

Goalkeeper: William Rousseau – Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Defender: Denton Mateychuk – Moose Jaw Warriors
Defender: Zayne Parekh – Saginaw Spirit
Next: Jagger Firkus – Moose Jaw Warriors
Striker: Easton Cowan – London Knights
Forward: Zac Funk – Prince George Cougars

CHL Second All-Star Team:

Goalkeeper: Jacob Oster – Oshawa Generals
Defender: Hunter Brzustewicz – Kitchener Rangers
Defender: Carter Yakemchuk – Calgary Hitmen
Striker: Anthony Romani – North Bay Battalion
Forward: Berkly Catton – Spokane Chiefs
Striker: David Goyette – Sudbury Wolves

Third CHL All-Star Team:

Goalkeeper: Harrison Meneghin – Lethbridge Hurricanes
Defender: Vsevolod Komarov – Drummondville Voltigeurs
Defender: Luca Cagnoni – Portland Winterhawks
Forward: Gavin McKenna – Medicine Hat Tigers
Striker: Carson Rehkopf – Kitchener Rangers
Forward: Mathieu Cataford – Halifax Mooseheads

CHL All-Rookie Team:

Goalkeeper: Carter George – Owen Sound Attack
Defender: Tarin Smith – Everett Silvertips
Defender: Xavier Villeneuve – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada
Forward: Gavin McKenna – Medicine Hat Tigers
Forward: Terik Parascak – Prince George Cougars
Forward: Jake O'Brien – Brantford Bulldogs