Blown away by community support during Coy Cup

As I stood on the bench waiting for the anthem to begin it allowed me a minute or two to look around the arena.

Editor:

As I stood on the bench waiting for the anthem to begin it allowed me a minute or two to look around the arena.

What I saw was people everywhere. The stands were full and, even, all around the ends of the arena people were standing at the glass.

I was truly amazed. It reminded me of my days playing for the Mustangs in the mid to late 80s in the old War Memorial. It was full on every game night.

I know for me and the players on Saturday night (March 15) it meant a lot to have all that support from our home fans.

I would like to thank the people who supported us last week by coming and watching all the games.

I would like to thank the many volunteers, Coy Cup executive, the Stampeders executive for all their hard work this season.

Without it, it would not be possible to accomplish all we have as a team.

The sponsors who all gave so much, thank you.

To the wives of the players, a special thanks for giving them up on weekends when they’ve worked all week.

I would also like to give a special thanks to all the players for making the last three years so much fun. Your hard work has not gone unnoticed. Thank you.

Also, thanks to Kelly Kohlen (Stampeders general manager) and Stewart Bell (Stampeders trainer).

Cliff Philpot

Head coach of the Williams Lake Stampeders

Williams Lake