REPORTING · 13th March 2013
Kitimat is hosting the Coy Cup again this year, the opening ceremony took place on Monday, March 12. Several dignitaries spoke.
Mayor Joanne Monaghan welcomed everyone and highlighted the weather with the claim that we are the people of the snow. She thanked the organizers for the work they had done and wished the teams good luck.
Mike Fraiser representing the BCAHA also welcomed everyone and told those gathered the Coy Cup is one of the oldest cups in Canada, over 100 years old. He congratulated Kitimat for hosting, thanked the sponsors and the fans for their support. He thanked the players and also wished everyone good luck.
Terry Marleau on behalf of the Organizing Committee welcomed the VIPís and the visiting teams, officials and fans. He thanked the volunteers for all of their hard work.
All of the VIPís and the team captains were presented with aluminium pucks. The final part of the ceremony, Mayor Joanne Monaghan dropped a puck between Aaron Zurak of the Williams Lake Stampeders and Derek Wakita of the Kitimat Ice Demons.
In the first game of the night prior to the opening ceremonies, the Terrace Riverkings walked all over the Quesnal Kangaroos ending the game 8-1. While the Kitimat Ice Demons and Williams Lake Stampeders started off close, the game closed at 6-2 for the Demons.
The games continue for the rest of the week.
Jonathon Archibald managed to score $150 in the shoot the puck for bucks competition.
Teams for tonight
Comment by Lynda Rocha on 15th March 2013
Terrace River Kings will be playing the Williams Lake Stampeders tonight Friday at 8:00pm. Winner plays Kitimat on Saturday for the final. Come and support your Kitimat Ice Demons and watch some great hockey!
Come on out!
Comment by FayEllen McFarlane on 14th March 2013
Come on out to the games and enjoy some great hockey! Tomorrow night (Thursday) Quesnel plays Williams Lake in the first game, and Kitimat meets Terrace in the game at 8:00pm. Friday and Saturday there will only be games at 8:00pm. Come out and cheer on your favorite team while supporting local hockey! Let's see if we can fill the arena!