BC Hockey awards Nelson at host for 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup

first_imgStocks was not around the last time the Leaf submitted a bit to host the BC Junior B Hockey Championship.That happened in 2010 when the club lost out to the Fernie Ghostriders in the bid process.However, this time around the Leafs were the winners to host the four team tournament showcasing the champions from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the Pacific International Junior Hockey League (PIJHL), and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) along with the host team compete in the Championship tournament.The 2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup will be hosted by the Comox Valley Glacier Kings in Comox, BC from April 11-14, 2013. The Castlegar Rebels appear to be the KIJHL rep after opening the championship series against North Okanagan with two narrow wins in the Sunflower City.The Rebels travel to Armstrong for Games three and four with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.Game five, if necessary, is Monday in Castlegar. It may be a bold statement to some hockey fans but the Nelson Leafs are promising playoff hockey in April off 2014.That’s right book those playoff ticket now because Friday BC Hockey awarded the Leafs the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup Junior B Provincial Championship.“The Nelson Leafs organization is thrilled to be chosen as the host for the 2013-2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup,” said Russell Stocks, President of the Nelson Leafs Hockey Society. “We are excited to have the opportunity to showcase our organization and the incredible community of Nelson.  The Leafs are a first class organization and we expect to put forth a first-class event.”Nelson has been eliminated from the post season in the first round of the playoffs that past three seasons after making a habit of advancing down the playoff trail the previous seasons.last_img

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