Cyclone Taylor field is set — Nitehawks, Thunder Cats represent KIJHL

Cyclone Taylor field is set — Nitehawks, Thunder Cats represent KIJHL

The field has been set for the 2017 Cyclone Taylor Cup beginning Thursday in Creston.

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Campbell River Storm was the final team to book its ticket to the four-team BC Junior B Hockey Championships.

The Storm needed four overtime periods to edge Victoria Cougars 4-3 in the seventh game of the VIJHL Championship Sunday in Victoria.

Christian Brandt was the hero with an unassisted goal at 4:48 of the 4th overtime to give the Storm a trip to Creston and the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

The Storm now face Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champ Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the opening game of the tournament Thursday.

In the other contest, tournament host Creston Valley Thunder Cats meet Aldergrove Kodiaks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

Friday, Aldergrove battles Beaver Valley while Campbell River faces off against Creston.

Saturday, the final round robin games have Beaver Valley meeting Creston in the all-KIJHL matchup while Aldergrove takes on Campbell River.

The top two teams meet for the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

The third and fourth-place teams meet for the bronze medal at 2 p.m.

The winner represents BC at the Keystone Cup in Arborg, Manitoba from April 13 – 16.

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