The Quesnel Kangaroos are feeling positive after a solid start to the 2022-23 season with a four-game winning streak.
The Central Interior League senior AA hockey team defeated the Kitimat Ice Demons and Terrace River Kings in a recent weekend double header at the West Fraser Centre.
“The boys are going hard,” said Kangaroos head coach Harley Gilks. “They know what’s on the line this year as far as the Coy Cup and what it means to the community and the hockey family, so the morale is strong.”
Their roster holds about 31 players, with some new blood amongst the strong lineup of veteran players.
On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Kangaroos came out dominating, handing the Ice Demons a devastating 12 -1 loss, with half of the goals scored by returning player Jordan Draper.
“It was a pretty good night for him,” Gilks said. “His experience and the levels of hockey he’s played, his leadership, his natural ability are great to have around. He picks guys up when they’re down and keeps them going when they’re happy.”
The Quesnel Kangaroos are set to host the 2023 Coy Cup in March.
Gilks said they will keep rolling with what they’ve got and continue the momentum.
“All these games right now are leading up to the Coy Cup, so basically every game is a practice to that point, and just put the work and the effort in, and hopefully, it will happen.”
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