Day Two of the Cyclone Taylor Cup


CVGK Media – (Island Sports News) – Photos by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN) 

April 13, 2013, Courtenay, BC (ISN) – Day two of the Cyclone Taylor Cup saw the Comox Valley Glacier Kings host the Richmond Sockeyes.

A hard fought game on the Glacier Kings part wasn’t enough to edge past the PIJHL champs as the fell 6-2.

Glacier Kings goaltender Michael Hails with the save on Friday night in a Cyclone Taylor cup round robin game. The Richmond Sockeyes came out on top this time with a final score of 6-2 – Photo by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

Rudy Thorsteinson (#15) of the Richmond Sockeyes puts the puck through the feet of a defender. Thorsteinson finished the night with a goal and an assist as his team improves to a 2-0 record in the 2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup – Photo by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

Penalties had plagued the Glacier Kings in their VIJHL Final series and they proved a problem Friday night, two of Richmond’s goals were on the power play and their final goal was scored on an empty net.

Sockeyes center Dean Allison gets set to take a face off deep in the Glacier Kings zone. Allison was solid in circle all night and would net a pair of goals for his efforts enroute to a 6-2 victory on Friday night in the Comox Valley – Photo by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

Glacier Kings defenceman (#4) Cody Eliason gets in positon to block a shot from Sockeys forward Jake Roder. Roder proved to be too much for Yeti on Friday as he would end the night with a hat trick for his effort – Photo by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

Strong games for goaltenders at either end of the rink, with ‘Kings net-minder Michael Hails stopping 36 of 41 shots and Kootenay Alder, for Richmond, stopping 18 of 20 shots fired by the G-Kings.

Richmond captain Sam Chickak looks to clear the zone with Kings defenseman Garrett Halls in pursuit – Photo by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

Both teams had good penalty kills, Richmond shutting down both of the ‘Kings power plays, and Comox Valley minimising the Sockeyes to 2 for 11 on their power play.

Working the net was a tough piece of business on Friday in Courtenay. The Richmond Sockeyes celebrate the fruits of the labour and would go on to win by a final of 6-2 over the host Glacier Kings – Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

The Richmond Sockeys celeberate a 2-0 record while outscoring opponents 11-4 so far in the 2013 edition of the Cyclone Taylor Cup being hosted in Courtenay BC – Photo by Lena-marie Pawluk (ISN)

A hard fought third period for the Kings proved too little too late, twice, making it a two goal game. The final score was 6-2 for Richmond.

The schedule for Saturday, April 13, 2013:

3:30 p.m. Castlegar Rebels -v- Richmond Sockeyes

7:30 p.m. Comox Valley Glacier Kings -v- Victoria Cougars

All games are played at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. For more information visit

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