River Kings kick off Coy Cup with an OT win against Fort St. John

The Terrace River Kings are in Fort Nelson for the 2015 Coy Cup tournament this week

  • Wed Mar 25th, 2015 1:00pm
  • Sports

The Terrace River Kings faced off against the Fort St. John Flyers in game one of the 2015 Coy Cup in Fort Nelson.

The Terrace River Kings are 1-0 at the 2015 Coy Cup tournament in Fort Nelson heading into game two tonight.

An overtime goal by Chapen Leblond gave the Kings a 4-3 win in game one last night against the Fort St. John Flyers, both teams coming off lengthy layovers since playoffs ended.

The back-and-forth game saw Fort St. John get on the board in the first, entering the second period with a 1-0 lead and on the power play.

But the Kings fought back, with goals by Jordan Peddle and Josh Murray to put the Kings up 2-1 before the Flyers tied it up at the end of the second.

Terrace took the lead again in the third – but Fort St. John tied it up late in the period on a powerplay, forcing the game into overtime, where Leblond squeaked one past Flyers’ goalie Jared Andersen to give the Kings the win.

The Kings will now meet the Powell River Regals in a royal battle for game two tonight at 5 p.m.

The Regals fell 5-4 to the hometown Fort Nelson Yeti last night.

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