Williams Lake Stampeders Wilfred Robbins (from left), Nathan Zurak, Dan Cohen and Stu Sasges celebrate after scoring in the team’s Coy Cup home opener Tuesday night at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. The Stamps defeated the Terrace River Kings 6-5. (Greg Sabatino photos)

Stamps tally late goal to win Coy Cup opener over River Kings

The Williams Lake Stampeders downed the Terrace River Kings 6-5 in its Coy Cup opener Tuesday.

Zach Sternberg scored with 59 seconds left in the third period as the Williams Lake Stampeders upended the Central Interior Hockey League champion Terrace River Kings 6-5 to officially open the Coy Cup Senior Men’s AA Hockey Championship in the lakecity Tuesday night.

Williams Lake dug itself a 3-1 hole after one period, however, stormed out of the gates in the second to take a 5-4 lead into the third.

There, Terrace would tie the contest at 5-5 with 11 minutes to play, before Sternberg’s heroics late in the frame iced the contest for the home team.

The line of Wilfred Robbins, Nathan Zurak and Stu Sasges came up big on the night for the Stamps, tallying nine points.

Robbins notched a hat trick, Zurak had a goal and three assists, while Sasges recorded two assists.

Sternberg, aside from the game winner, also recorded an additional three assists in the game.

Williams Lake was outshot 22-21 in the contest, where Stamps netminder Justin Foote picked up the win between the pipes.

Earlier in the evening, the Dawson Creek Canucks defeated the Kelowna Sparta 7-3 to pickup their first win of the four-team tournament, which runs until Saturday evening’s championship at 8 p.m.

Williams Lake will be back in action tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. taking on the Canucks in its second game. Wednesday’s 5 p.m. game will see the Sparta take on the River Kings.


Just Posted

New construction in town

Osprey rebuild their nest at Scout Island

EMBC hosts spring hazard readiness meeting in Williams Lake

Around 100 people attended a meeting to hear first hand from various government agencies

Prescribed burns to take place near Alkali

Series of burns intended to help restore grassland ecosystems

Williams Lake City Councillor Laurie Walters will not seek re-election

Laurie Walters is the third city councillor, along with the mayor, to announce her intentions for the fall election

Williams Lake RCMP investigate thefts from homes and a hit and run

Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information on thefts from homes near McLeese Lake along the Gibraltar Road

Canadian musician duets with ancestral Indigenous voices on debut album

Toronto’s Jeremy Dutcher has mixed his operatic tenor with his Wolastoq First Nation roots

Toronto sports fans come together in wake of van attack

Police probe Toronto van attack as details emerge

Prince William to be Harry’s best man

Prince William will be Prince Harry’s best man at May wedding

Humboldt arena memorial ring to be removed

Arena ring of tribute to Saskatchewan hockey team to be removed as summer nears

14 galaxies set to collide and form colossal cluster

Astronomers say this could be the largest structures in the universe

Former Social Credit MLA dies at 88

Lyall Hanson was mayor of Vernon in 1981 and moved to provincial politics from 1986-96

Police searching for escaped prisoner in B.C.

Ralph Whitfield Morris, 83, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder

B.C. set to introduce pot laws, but years of fine tuning likely: minister

Legislation regulating recreational marijuana is expected to be introduced Thursday

International Parkour Competition coming to B.C. city

Canada’s largest outdoor Parkour park only Canadian stop on North American tour

Most Read