Undisciplined River Kings fall to Ice Demons

Terrace, B.C. team now in Coy Cup semi-finals tonight

The Terrace River Kings made it through to the Coy Cup semi-finals, but they certainly did not do it the pretty way.

A very undisciplined River Kings team made frequent visits to the penalty box in their final round robin game against Kitimat last night. The Ice Demons made them pay, scoring no fewer than six power play goals in a 6-1 win.

David Venman scored twice and added two assists as the hometown boys were in full control of this game from very early on. Ben Rumley, Derrick Delisser, Ian Coleman and Derek Wakita also scored for Kitimat, while Terry Whelan added 3 assists. Corbin Legros scored the only goal for Terrace.

Why the River Kings insist on making things so hard for themselves is puzzling. They will never beat Kitimat if they spend much of the game on the penalty kill. As witnessed on Thursday Kitimat will punish you by making you spend much of the game fishing the puck out of your own net.

The River Kings will have to play a much smarter game if they hope to win the Coy Cup. Eliminate the unnecessary shenanigans and they can beat anyone on any given night.

The River Kings will now play the Williams Lake Stampeders in the semi-final tonight at 8pm. The Kings had a great matchup against the CIHL championship finalists, and were unfortunate not to win.

The Kings could have their hands full on Friday, however. Word is the Stampeders have sent reinforcements, as a couple of players were unable to get off work and are arriving in time for the weekend playoffs.

The winner of Friday’s semi-final will meet first place Kitimat on Saturday night at 8 pm. Tickets for both playoff games are available at the door of Tamitik Arena, or here in Terrace at All Season’s Source for Sports.

Joe Pelletier is a hockey writer in Terrace, B.C.

http://www.greatesthockeylegends.com

Twitter: @HockeyLegends

Just Posted

First Tears to Hope Relay Run to Terrace for MMIWG

Over 50 participants are running the Highway of Tears from both Prince Rupert and Smithers

Antique window destroyed during latest break-in at George Little House

“I feel like I let the house down,” says manager

First dedicated rugby field in northern B.C. opens in Terrace

The Northmen Rugby Club held the ribbon-cutting celebration

Terrace’s first licensed marijuana store opens

KJ’s Best Cannabis will sell cannabis, pre-rolled joints and oils for customers

Under pressure: SD82 takes heat over principal reassignments

School district hears demands during packed board meeting in Terrace

Protesters rally in Victoria over newly approved Trans Mountain pipeline

The Still No Consent! No Trans Mountain! 20 kilometre march will end at Island View Beach

Wildfire burning in coastal forest

A fire beside the Sea to Sky Highway is burning up a steep slope

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Rock climber dies after fall at Stawamus Chief in Squamish

The man had fallen about 30 metres while climbing in the Grand Wall area

Five B.C. students taken to hospital after playing with vaping device

School district said students were taken to hospital ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Being a pot dealer is not what it used to be

Sunday Big Read: the business of selling marijuana in B.C. is a slow bureaucratic slog

VIDEO: Two more pride flags have been stolen from Langley woman

Lisa Ebenal was “angry” and “fed up” after the latest theft. Then people started showing suppport

B.C. couple who has raised 58 children turns to community amid cancer diagnosis

Family who raised, fostered and adopted many kids hoping to gain some precious together time to fight cancer

Canucks acquire forward J.T. Miller from Lightning

J.T. Miller, 26, had 13 goals and 34 assists for the Lightning last season

Most Read