New schedule out for River Kings

The 2012 schedule for the Terrace River Kings has been released, and general manager Ray Hallock says the team is looking forward to another good year.

The 2012 schedule for the Terrace River Kings has been released, and general manager Ray Hallock says the team is looking forward to another good year.

Tryouts for the team will begin Sept. 8, but Hallock predicts a core group of returning players to be out practicing before that.

And while he is looking forward to working with a solid group of returning players, Hallock said there will plenty of room for new guys on the team.

“I have a lot of confidence this year in the core of guys we got, and some of the new prospects I know are in town,” Hallock explained.

Game one for the Kings will be an away game against the Smithers Steelheads.

The first game on home ice will be against last year’s Coy Cup winners, the Kitimat Ice Demons on Oct. 8.

Hallock says he likes the new schedule, explaining it offers more variety than last year, including the opportunity to play one of the Central Interior Hockey League’s (CIHL) new teams, the Quesnel Kangaroos, on Oct. 29.

The regular league season will end for the Kings with a home game against the Houston Luckies Jan. 14.

“I’m looking forward to the season,” Hallock says. “(The) Coy cup is in Kitimat this year, nice and close, and I can’t think of anybody better to beat than them to get it,” he continued.

Hallock will be returning to the River Kings as general manager of the team. He brings with him last year’s head coach, Roger Tooms, and says the team is continuing to look for an assistant coach.

This will be the second year of new management for the team, as it changed last year from private to community, non-profit ownership. Last season the River Kings finished third in the western standings of the CIHL.

Just Posted

TDCSS to end on-campus daycare service

NWCC committed to finding licenced provider to fill space

Terrace teen honoured at Commonwealth writing competition

Ariadna Sullivan among 12,000 entrants vying for top awards

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Rent continues to rise in Prince Rupert, drops in Terrace

A report from Canadian Mortage and Housing Corporation shows the average rent has risen by $132

Cops targeting risky behaviour, auto crime

Holiday campagaigns aim to keep roads safe, valuables protected

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Amtrak derails over the I-5 in Washington Stage

Injuries and casualties reported, according to sheriff

Mental effects of wildfire still linger in Fort McMurray

‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

Calgary Flames thump Vancouver Canucks 6-1

Mark Giordano, Sam Bennett lead the way as Flames thump Canucks 6-1

Homicide detectives now probing billionaire couple’s death

Police release cause of death of Barry and Honey Sherman as “ligature neck compression”

‘Case not made’ for Liberal bill’s problematic cyberspy powers

The Liberal government’s ill-defined plan to give Canada’s cyberspy agency wide-ranging powers to go on the attack against threats could trample civil liberties

Flames threaten coastal California communities

Flames continue to threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn

Most Read