The Whitehorse Huskies have been selected as the host of the 2017 Senior Male AA Championship, the Coy Cup. The championship will be held in March 2017 at the Takhini Arena.
“We are looking forward to Whitehorse hosting the Coy Cup in March,” said BC Hockey Adult Male Coordinator, Trevor Bast. “The Huskies have reignited Senior hockey in the community over the past year, and we know they will put on a great event.”
“Whitehorse is a passionate hockey community and the support of the Huskies fan base is impressive,” said BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer, Barry Petrachenko. “We are confident Whitehorse will host an exceptional event and look forward to bringing this event to the Yukon.”
The Whitehorse Huskies played two (2) seasons of Senior Male AAA hockey in the early 1990’s and won the Allan Cup, the Senior Male National Championship, in 1993. The team folded shortly after, was revived in 2009, but due to the cost of importing players, travel costs and poor ticket sales, the team was scrubbed in the 2010-2011 season. The team is now entering their second straight season since folding several years ago. Last season, they fell to the Fort St. John Yeti in their push for the Coy Cup.
The Coy Cup was donated to BC Hockey by Colonel Coy of the fiftieth “Gordon Highlanders” Regiment of Victoria, BC. It is emblematic of the Senior AA Amateur Hockey Championship of British Columbia. The first Coy Cup was awarded in the 1922 – 1923 season.