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.
Leonard Ivic and Josip Smoljan both took their matches to a third set, but fell at the final hurdle in the tie break. Ivic was defeated by Srikar Alla 6-0, 6-7, 7-4, while Jamie Malik wrapped up his match against Smoljan 6-3, 6-7, 7-3. The Owl’s (2-1) were on top form against the Cardinals (0-3) after the matches were moved indoors. With no doubles matches, both teams went straight into singles action.The first match to be completed was at the #3 seed, with Tucker Brown falling to Max Andrews in a 6-1, 6-1 match. The #4, #5 and #6 matches followed in line with the Owls taking all three of the matches in two sets. HOUSTON, Texas – On their third consecutive away match, the University of the Incarnate Word men’s tennis team were defeated 6-0 by Rice University on Friday. The Cardinals have their first home fixture of the season next Friday when they host South Dakota State University at 2 p.m.