QUESNEL TO HOST 2023 COY CUP
For Immediate Release
June 28, 2022
Saanichton, B.C. - BC Hockey is excited to announce that the Quesnel Kangaroos will host the 2023 Coy Cup, BC Hockey's Senior Male AA Championship.
The 2023 Coy Cup championship will be held in the last week of March at the newly constructed West Fraser Centre in Quesnel, B.C. The 1,300 seat arena will see the host Kangaroos face three other teams from across the province.
“The Quesnel Kangaroos Hockey Club, our dedicated fans, our sponsors and the City of Quesnel wish to thank the BC Hockey Board of Directors for selecting our organization to host the prestigious Coy Cup," said Tyler Coleman, Team President of the Quesnel Kangaroos. “Quesnel takes pride in the opportunity to host and participate in major sporting events. The Kangaroos have a long-storied history with the Coy Cup, having won the championship 11 times, starting back in the 1965-66 season. We hope to make this year one for the story books, and a tournament to remember."
Quesnel was originally slated to host the 2020 Coy Cup, but the championship was cancelled weeks before the event due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Last year, the Dawson Creek Canucks defeated the Terrace River Kings in the 2022 Coy Cup in a best-of-three series held in Terrace. In 2023, we will see a return to the traditional four-team round-robin format including a semifinal and a championship game.
The Coy Cup was donated to BC Hockey by Colonel Coy of the 50th “Gordon Highlanders” Regiment of Victoria, B.C. It is emblematic of the Senior AA Amateur Hockey Championship of BC Hockey. The first Coy Cup was awarded in the 1922–1923 season.
Schedule and ticket packages information will be announced in the future.