Coy Cup Powell RiverJanuary 25 2010 at 10:14 AM
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I was at the Powell River Regals AA games vs UBC Alumni games this past weekend.PR 5 UBC 4(Saturday) and UBC 6 PR 5(Sunday).Coy Cup confirmed for March 15-20 as a 5 team tournament.It was also noted that the AAA Regals will play Whitehorse in Whitehorse(Best of 5) for an Allan Cup berth.Though somebody said Fort St John wanted to be part of a Savage Cup Tornament.But Powell River will 'not' be hosting the Savage Cup as presently organised.
There are now only 19 teams competing for the Allan Cup.The Powell River Regals have been,over the past 20 years, one of a small number of AAA teams keeping the Allan Cup alive.The Regals dropped to AA because of the huge expense of running a AAA with no nearby AAA competition.The Regals had to play Prairie teams home and away(at Regals expense) to get competition.Just not sustainable.
Since the Royal City Hockey League/West Coast Senior League folded in the mid 1990s there has not been a proper league on the south coast.Even Seattle had a team in that league.All recent attempts at forming a league have failed.On the south coast we have the Canucks,PIJHL Jr B,BCHL Jr A,Victoria ECHL,Abbotsford Heat AHL,WHL(Giants & Bruins),UBC Thunderbirds,College Hockey etc.A pretty crowded hockey market.
The 2010 Coy Cup should be excellent.Powell River,Dawson Creek,Mid Island and two teams from the CIHL.
Check out my "Coy Cup back to normal" post...No score for this post
|January 25 2010, 10:54 AM |
That is the TODAY situation -- as Dawson pulled out Sunday night...I actually missed the Saints final conversion - while reading the e-mail!!
But the Coy Cup participants WILL BE CIHL champion, CIHL runner-up, host Powell River Regals and the Mid-Island Blazers(?) team, which is I understand is an amalgamation of the best available players on the niorth and mid-island...
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|January 25 2010, 12:08 PM |
And you wonder why Sr Hockey is almost dead.At 3pm Dawson Creek is in.Hours later Dawson Creek is out.But then quality Sr Baseball and Sr Fastball are also becoming slowly extinct.Everybody just go play rec hockey and slo pitch softball?
Thanks to kitimatfan for 'today situation'.
Last year a nameless team was scheduled to play the Regals on a Saturday night.They cancelled at noon that day due to lack available players.
Still looking forward to the '4' team Coy Cup!
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|January 26 2010, 7:30 AM |
Senior Sports are definitly hard to keep alive. DC Canucks operated for 57 years continuosly with a 3 year LOA. This is our first year back. The Executive kept the team registered & operational the entire time. We basically live in Alberta, the only difference is that we pay Pst & send all our Oil & Gas royalties to the main land with no tax sharing. The Coy Cup is just another example of how our part of BC gets regarded. We are let in the last minute & then the Alberta League we play in says your out if you go. We wanted to be there.
Todays sports are changing fast. The kids in sports are being pushed to the top in Rep programs, Best Ever, Major Midget, if you aren't drafted by 15 you can just play for fun? The rest of the kids get put into house programs with no recreational value or skill development. The kid who has not yet turned 15 until late December starts Midget Hockey being greeted by a kid who will turn 18 in a month, Driving, Shaving & parting . CAHA has to make Hockey fun for these Midgets again. They are dropping out. The Jr B hockey is needed in the 17-20 year old to support Senior. We need to get this going the right direction or Competitive Senior sports will continue to struggle. We have Senior Baseball & Fastball that has no good minor programs here & it struggles. I have kids in Minor Sports, I coach & sit on the board in Hockey, Baseball, Soccer & Figure Skating. What I see in a season is alot of indignant, emotional, & passionate people trying to control there childs best interests. It has always been that way, but todays liabilities & regulations sure take alot of effort.
Senior sports are kept alive by the organizers & fans. The next generation is coming through right now & it does not look like we are promoting Senior sports. Slo pitch, Soccer, Rec Hockey is easy, no travel, & less brutal. I loved playing Senior Hockey & Baseball when we had a good team, fans watching & good competition, thats why I still stay involved. Most of us have higher asperations for our kids to play higher level or for fun. I hope we keep our focus on the Minor levels to support community Jr & Sr sports. I don't know why I went deep into all that, but I just kept typing. Maybe I had some good points that are obvious, what do yah all think. I need to go to work!
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