On April 9, 2018, BC Hockey announced that Campbell River will be the site of the 2019 Cyclone Taylor Cup. The round-robin and medals games will be played out of the Rod Brind’Amour Arena at Strathcona Gardens from Thursday April 11 to Sunday April 14.
The Cyclone Taylor Cup in its current format pits the top Junior B teams in the province and the host team in a round-robin tournament culminating in the medal games. In addition to the host team, the champions of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, the Pacific Junior Hockey League (Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley) and the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (Kootenay, Okanagan/Shuswap, South Cariboo and Eastern Washington) will be competing.
The 2019 Cup will mark the fifth consecutive year that the Campbell River Storm have participated (Gold 2015, Silver 2017 and Bronze 2016) and the news was shared by Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams at the April 9 City Council meeting attended by the Storm organization (management, coaches and players).