Sunday, March 26, 2017
The Whitehorse Huskies won their first Coy Cup Championship on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with a 7-4 win over the Kelowna Sparta, earning the championship victory in front of a home crowd at Takhini Arena in Whitehorse.
Ted Stephens scored the winner for Whitehorse but Kelowna would push back after the Huskies made it 5-2 and would close the lead to 5-4. The Huskies prevailed with a pair of third period goals from Derek Klassen and Ted Stephens, into an empty net, to secure the championship win.
The Sparta were competing in their first Coy Cup and went through the round-robin undefeated and had a bye to the final. Whitehorse defeated Terrace 7-3 in the semi-final.
The Fort St. John Flyers had won the previous two Coy Cups.
The Coy Cup was donated to BC Hockey by Colonel Coy of the 50th Gordon Highlanders (now the 16th Scottish) of Victoria, BC. It is emblematic of the Senior AA Amateur Hockey Championship of BC. The first Coy Cup was awarded to the Enderby Hockey Club in the 1922-1923 season.
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