BC Hockey announced May 28, 2012 that the Comox Valley Glacier Kings will host the 2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup. The Junior B Provincial Championship will be held April 11-14, 2013 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.
The Cyclone Taylor Cup serves as the BC Hockey Championship for Junior B Hockey. 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 Comox Valley Glacier Kings are very pleased to have been selected as the host site for the 2012-2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup,” said Committee Chair Marsha Webb. “We look forward to this opportunity to showcase and extend hospitality to all of the teams, the officials, the fans, our league, our community and the BC Hockey Junior Hockey program.”
“It was a very difficult decision to select the host community for the 2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup as we had several outstanding applications from which to choose. While each would have done an outstanding job it was felt that Comox presented the strongest bid,” commented Junior B Divisional Director Brian Harrison. “Comox Valley has been a most successful franchise over the years and has a track record of being able to host such an event. It will be a pleasure working with the Webb's to make this one of the most successful Provincial Junior B Championships ever.”
This past season the Abbotsford Pilots won the 2012 Cyclone Taylor Cup and went on to capture the Western Junior B Championship, the Keystone Cup. The win gave British Columbia three (3) of the past four (4) Keystone Cup victories. In 2009 and 2010, the BC representatives won back-to-back Keystone Cups with the Richmond Sockeyes winning in 2009 and the Revelstoke Grizzlies in 2010.