The Terrace River Kings played against the Hazelton Bulldogs on Sept. 28 at the New Upper Skeena Rec Centre and won 12-3. (Facebook Photo)

Terrace River Kings play homeopener game tonight

Players feeling the momentum after last week’s win 12-3 against Hazelton

The Terrace River Kings are back and here to launch the Central Interior Hockey League (CIHL) hockey season into full swing.

Playing today against the Williams Lake Stampeders at the Terrace Sportsplex Arena at 7 p.m., fans are encouraged to come out and cheer for their hometown team.

Following last week’s tremendous win against the Hazelton Bulldogs 12-3, the River Kings are feeling the momentum and eager to claim the top spot again.

“The score kind of speaks for itself there… [Hazelton] need a bit of work,” says Terrace River Kings general manager Ross Smith. “We’ll see what happens [next],. I’m hoping we win. I predict we will win.”

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Former team captains Steve Cullis and Austin Turner are back on the team, with Stephen Turner taking on the head coach position. This season is seeing a mix of old and new players, which has everyone looking optimistic with the season ahead.

Smith says they still have a few cards open if there are any eager hockey players willing to join the team.

In total, the Terrace River Kings will play a total of 16 games with their aim to make it to the 2020 Coy Cup that will be hosted by Quesnel this season.

For the Terrace River Kings, having support from their fans is a huge motivator in their games. Smith says they expect the first home game to be filled with lots of excitement.

“It’s good live, fast hockey. Come out and have a beer, enjoy it,” Smith says.

Tickets for adults are $10, seniors for $5 and children 12 and under are free.

Their next game after will be on Sunday, Oct. 6 against the Quesnel Kangaroos at the Terrace Sportsplex Arena at 1 p.m.


 


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