April 1, 2013, Courtenay, BC (ISN) – After a hard fought playoff run, the Glacier Kings begin preparation to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup.
The North Division Champions were beat in the VIJHL final by their newly formed southern rivals and League Champions, Victoria Cougars and get a rare opportunity for redemption as they join the PJHL Champions Richmond Sockeyes and the Castlegar Rebels of the KIJHL.
In what will be the 47th presentation of the Cyclone Taylor Cup, Comox Valley is poised and ready to do what is necessary to bring the cup back to the community that took it home in its inaugural year. In 1967, when the Cyclone Taylor Cup was first presented, it was the Comox Totems that won the big prize. That was the last time the Cyclone Taylor Cup was in the Valley. Now 47 years later, the trophy that has eluded the Comox Valley over almost 5 decades is in the Glacier Kings’ sight. A hard working team that has gained fan presence with each contest are set to prove that they are the team that is meant to break the curse. Much like the 2004 Boston Red Sox that broke the Curse of the Bambino, or the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks that broke their own almost 5 decade long curse. The current Glacier Kings squad, part of 4 teams left of 39 in the province, are not phased and embraces the challenge to be a part of Comox Valley and Cyclone Taylor Cup history.
Tickets for the Cyclone Taylor Cup Junior B Provincial Championship Tournament are available now for purchase through the Glacier Kings’ head office by calling (250) 334-4709. Opening Ceremonies start 7:20 PM on Thursday April 11, 2013 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre as your Comox Valley Glacier Kings take on the Castlegar Rebels.
The Glacier Kings also invite you to the 2013 Awards Banquet on Friday, April 5. The organization is excited for the opportunity to honour the names on the back that work for the crest on the front. Visit www.glacierkings.ca for more information