Though the 2019 Coy Cup doesn’t start until the end of the months, the participating teams have been announced and the schedule has been released, so fans know what to look forward to.
The three teams vying to be the B.C. AA Men’s Champion along with the Fort St. John Flyers are the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks, the Williams Lake Stampeders and Prince Rupert Rampage.
The Canucks are the defending Coy Cup champions, and are one win away from advancing to the NPHL final, and they are the initial favourites to win it again this year. The Stampeders and Rampage both come from the Central Interior Hockey League, although neither is in the CIHL final this season.
The Coy Cup starts on Tuesday, March 26, with two round robin games being played each day until Thursday, March 28. All Flyers games start at 8 p.m. The Flyers open the tournament against the Rampage on March 26, and play Dawson Creek on Wednesday, March 27. The game against the Canucks is a special one as it will be Robbie Alexander Night, and the Flyers will honour and retire the sweater of the longtime player and volunteer.
“Robbie is a very noteable, honoured long-term Flyer who still volunteers with us today, and we are glad that game will be against Dawson Creek, as there is a long connection there between the Alexanders and Dawson Creek as well,” said Flyers President Paul van Nostrand.
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