UPDATE: River Kings third in Coy Cup, lose 7-3 in semi

The Terrace B.C. River Kings lost 7-3 in a physical semi-final March 31 against host Whitehorse Huskies, who went on to win the Coy Cup.

Ben Reinbolt slides a pass under the armpit of a Huckies defenceman.

The Terrace River Kings lost 7-3 in a crazy and physical semi-final Coy Cup game last night, March 31.

The Whitehorse Huskies really took it to them in the early part of the game, said coach Kevin Legros.

“They were on a mission. They came out hard, they took it to us physically, got a couple of early goals,” he said.

“We battled.”

Caption: Ben Reinbolt battles with Huckies opponent in a chase for the puck last night, March 31.

The River Kings were down 0-4 by the end of the first.

A goal by Josh Murray put the guys on the board, but the Huskies countered right away to make it 1-5. They buried another goal at the end of the second to leave the River Kings trailing by five.

“It seemed like we just couldn’t find our game until the third period,” said Legros, adding that the River Kings stepped it up in third and dominated the play for good chunks at the end.

The Terrace team scored two early goals in the third, but the gap was too much to recover.

The Huskies scored one more to finish the game 7-3 and send the River Kings home with third.

The Huskies went on to beat Kelowna Sparta in the finals and win the 2017 Coy Cup for an enthusiastic home crowd.

Caption: William Orrey skates the puck around Huckies defenceman.

 

Legros said it was tough to end with the loss, but the boys played hard.

“I’m pretty proud of the buys, they didn’t quit. They played with class and they played right to the end of the game,” he said.

The River Kings head home today, and tonight the Huskies play Kelowna in the finals. Game live streamed here, with a story to be posted here.

“It was a good tournament,” said Legros looking back. “It’s always fun to win but unfortunately somebody has to take a loss.”

Overall, he says it was a great season, and he felt it has been a pleasure to coach the team.

“It was a real pleasure for me to be around these kids this year,” he said, adding thanks to co-coach Derek Jurista and everyone else who contributed to the team.

“I couldn’t have done it without Derek’s help… and kudos to the guys on the outside, who don’t really get the accolades they deserve — like Luis (Teixeira), Ray (Hallock) and Ross (Smith). They do an incredible amount of work for the team… it seems like not much, but we really need those guys on the back end,” said Legros.

Just Posted

Missing teen reportedly spotted in Northwest

Police, family greatly concerned over disappearance of Colten Therrin Fleury

Police, Conservation see busy long weekend

Arrests, tickets and warnings follow joint-enforcement initiative

Injury forces end to hiker’s Pacific Crest Trail attempt

Due home this week, Janine Wilson still determined to finish challenge in the future

Vancouver choir to perform joint-concert with two local ensembles

Concert will take place on Saturday, May 26 at the Knox United Church

Construction of LNG Canada plant still on hold

Construction will only begin following a positive final investment decision

Syrian refugee fathers thriving at Skeena Sawmills in Terrace

With work at the mill, the Al Kadro family bought a home and is settling into the local community

B.C. RCMP swoop in to save injured eagle

An eagle with a broken wing now in a recovery facility after RCMP rescue near Bella Coola

Bug spray 101: Health Canada wants you to stay bite free

Health Canada is reminding Canadians to use bug spray and other insect repellents safely

Unions reject CP Rail contract offers

Both meeting Friday to determine next steps; 72 hours notice required before strike action.

B.C. jewellers warn public about fake gold scam

‘They are playing on people’s sympathy and their greed’

Former B.C. premier says pot industry about to enter Wild West

Mike Harcourt says Canada is about to enter a new gold rush with many dreaming of striking it rich

Hunt continues for two suspects in Ontario restaurant explosion

The explosion left 15 people injured, but all victims have now been released from hospital

B.C. teacher charged with sexual offences involving two teens

Henry Kang, 50, of Abbotsford charged with two counts each sex assault and sexual exploitation

Toronto Raptors star to hold basketball camp in B.C.

DeMar DeRozan is hosting a four-day camp for players aged 6-16 at the University of Victoria

Most Read