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

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

Pool upgrade on budget, slightly behind

Completion is set for March 30, and opening will likely be late-April, early-May

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

B.C. anti-hate campaigner finds Google search on his efforts redirects to porn

Text from online news article about Cran Campbell being used to link to suspect websites

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

As anticipated, the movie fell shy of the opening weekend for J.J. Abrams’ 2015 franchise reboot

2 couples tie the knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

West Australian couple Anne Sedgwick, Lyn Hawkins have been together for 40 years

B.C. concert promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows

A man was witnessed making a Nazi salute during a heavy metal show at Pub 340

EDITORIAL: Putting #MeToo to work in your workplace

Workers from top to bottom need to stand together against the bully of sexual harassment

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

Most Read