Saturday, March 26, 2016

River Kings push through tournament week to Coy Cup Final tonight

The Coy Cup will be awarded
tonight as Terrace takes on
Fort St. John in the
Tournament Final
It's been a wildly successful week for the host Terrace River Kings as the CIHL team has taken advantage of its duties as Coy Cup host city to make a strong run for the AA championship trophy, remaining undefeated through the preliminary round to secure a berth in tonight's Coy Cup Final.

The River Kings started their run on Tuesday evening with a tournament ice breaker draw against Fort St. John, with both teams leaving the ice with a point after a 3-3 tie.

Wednesday saw the River Kings topple the visiting Whitehorse Huskies 6-3, while Thursday the River Kings knocked off the CIHL champs Smithers Steelheads 6-2, securing their spot in tonight's wrap up to a very successful tournament.

The River Kings will face a Fort St. John team that came on strong in Friday night's semi final toppling the Whitehorse Huskies 7-3 to secure their place in the championship game.

It's been a remarkable run for the River Kings, who were eliminated early in the CIHL Western Division playoff round and faced almost a one month wait before returning to the ice in a competitive match.

Making the most of their home ice advantage, they have raised the level of their play at just the right time to take on their three competitors who have had some long battles along the way to their Coy Cup appearance.

Puck drop goes at 7 PM at the Terrace Sportsplex and should feature a loud and boisterous home
town crowd behind them as they look to bring the 2015-16 hockey season for the Northwest to a successful end.

You can review some of the past items of interest from tournament week from our archive page here.

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