Terrace's Steve Cullis snatches the puck from the Quesnel Kangaroos in the first match of the Coy Cup

Day one of Coy Cup goes in Kitimat’s, Terrace’s favour

Terrace River Kings beat the Quesnel Kangaroos 8-1, while the Kitimat Ice Demons earn a win against the Williams Lake Stampeders, 6-2.

At the 5:00 p.m. it was Terrace River Kings 8-1 over the rambunctious Quesnel Kangaroos.

This turned out to be simply not the ‘Roos’ night as both teams started off looking a bit rusty but Quesnel was also looking a bit off kilter and quickly fell into taking far too many unnecessary penalties allowing Terrace to score four power play goals.

Period one was a bit more even as both teams tried to get their legs under them after a long layoff from game action. Terrace had a full line up with some additions and some injured players back and played with better speed than Quesnel and it began to show through as Quesnel penalties mounted through the second period.

In the 8:00 p.m. game the Kitimat Ice Demons cemented their 6-2 win over the Williams Lake Stampeders with a strong third period in which the they scored three goals to stretch a tight 3-2 lead at the end of two, into the winning margin.

The Ice Demons were ready for this one, skating hard against an unfamiliar Williams Lake lineup, missing many regulars, including star player Francis Johnston.

A 2-0 lead early in the first on goals from from Josh Slanina (Kyle Madsen) and Jeremy Brady (Jon Aiken, Scott McGregor) in the first eight minutes inexplicably slipped away inside two minutes of play the last 49 seconds of the first period and the first 50 seconds of the second period, when the Stamps got two short-handed goals from Dylan Richardson (both assisted by Aaron Zurak) but the Ice Demons got a break on a lucky goal, a second for Josh Slanina from behind the Stamps net, that bounced in off goaltender Justin Foote’s back to give the Demons a 3-2 lead at the second intermission.

But it was all Demons in the third. Goals from Wade Masch (with an assist to Josh Slanina), then Josh Slanina’s hat trick goal (Ben Rumley, Jeff Mildenberger) and a last minute counter from Terry Whelan (Jeff Baker, Derek Wakita) combined to make it 6-2, a bitter blow for Williams Lake who played really well for two periods but only managed five shots in the third, as the Demons out-shot them 36-28.

Tonight at 5 p.m. it’s Williams Lake versus Terrace and at 8:00 p.m. it will be the Demons versus Quesnel.

– Submitted

Just Posted

Rio Tinto donates $50K for Shames Mountain chairlift upgrades

The money was used to purchase the chairlift’s bull wheel replacement last summer

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

It could happen again without a different way to inspect trains

Cullen remains uncertain about political future

Says he’ll make decision in early March

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

Terrace resident’s bill banning single-use plastics introduced in Ottawa

MP Nathan Cullen’s presented Ben Korving’s private member’s bill Wednesday

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

More sailings coming to 10 BC Ferries’ routes

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the sailings were originally cut in 2014

Most Read