Skip to content

Terrace River Kings top standings after weekend wins

Terrace beat Williams Lake and Quesnel to remain undefeated to start CIHL season
Terrace River Kings goaltender Tyran Hunter in an Oct. 25, 2021 game against the Kitimat Ice Demons. Hunter has started and won all three games for the River Kings to begin the 2021/22 Central Interior Hockey League season. (Terrace River Kings/Facebook)

The Terrace River Kings continued their winning start to the new Central Interior Hockey League (CIHL) season, securing comfortable victories at home against both Williams Lake and Quesnel over the Halloween weekend.

On Saturday (Oct. 30), Terrace beat the shorthanded Williams Lake Stampeders 6-1 at the Terrace Sportsplex. The visitors only had 11 skaters available for the game and were overwhelmed early on. The River Kings led 3-1 after the first period and did not let up, scoring again in the second and twice in the third.

Terrace peppered the Stampeders’ goal, registering 28 shots in the first period and 73 total shots. Williams Lake had 25 shots in the game.

Ryan Roseboom scored twice and added an assist, and Connor Beauchemin had two goals and four points in the game. Colin Bell notched four assists, with helpers on the first three goals of the game.

William Orrey and Chapen Leblond were the other goal-scorers for the River Kings.

Terrace continued to roll on Sunday, downing the Quesnel Kangaroos 6-2. Bell had two goals and five points. William Orrey also scored twice, and Roseboom and Connor Onstein contributed a goal each.

Orrey accumulated 17 penalty minutes in the second period, including a fighting major and a 10-minute misconduct penalty. River Kings goaltender Tyran Hunter picked up both wins over the weekend, and leads the league with three wins and a 1.67 goals against average.

Terrace tops the CIHL standings, scoring an average of more than five goals per game. The River Kings are the only undefeated team left in the league, and will look to keep that streak alive in their next game versus the Hazelton Wolverines (2-2). Puck drop is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Terrace Sportsplex.

2021/22 Central Interior Hockey League Standings
Terrace River Kings3300061.000175+12W3
Kitimat Ice Demons321004.6671511+4W1
Prince Rupert Rampage321004.6671413+1W2
Hazelton Wolverines422004.50017170W1
Quesnel Kangaroos422004.5001920-1L1
Nechako Northstars413000.2501220-8L3
Williams Lake Stampeders303000.000816-8L3

READ MORE: Skeena Voices | The man behind the Terrace River Kings