Angie Mindus photo Williams Lake’s all-girl Atom house team, Avalanche, brought home gold from the Lorne Rowan Memorial All-Girls Tournament in Abbotsford Jan. 19-21. Pictured are: (back row from left) Coach Jay Cheek, Maddy Heal, Emma Koster, Maia Prest, Danika Solomon, Poppy Watson, Brinley Pawluk, Anna Fait, coach Lindsey Wood, Devony Michel, Isabella Smith Forzanni, Johanna Ketter and Coach Gerald Overton. Front row from left; Neen Suapa, Paige Cheek, Tessy Chabot, Kaitlyn Brown, Jada Wood and Reese Overton.

Atom Avalanche snowball to gold in Abbotsford

The Williams Lake Atom Avalanche buried the competition during the weekend in Abbotsford for gold.

The Williams Lake Atom Avalanche buried the competition during the weekend in Abbotsford at the Lorne Rowan Memorial all-girls tournament.

The Avalanche snowballed to a perfect 5-0 record at the event, held across three separate venues in the city and hosted by the Abbotsford Ice.

The Avalanche were led by coaches Lindsey Wood, Jay Cheek and Gerald Overton.

Wood noted it was a great opportunity for his players to participate in the tournament.

“Here in Williams Lake we’re working to promote female hockey, so the Abbotsford tournament was a good fit,” Wood said as players in four age groups — atom, peewee, bantam and midget — all took part.

“It was quite fitting we joined as it sounds like he [Lorne Rowan] was a big supporter of female hockey there in Abbotsford.”

Wood added the team had a great time and is thankful to the organizers of the inaugural tournament, celebrating girls hockey.

“It was a good development weekend for us,” he said. “We’ve got our home atom tournament coming up on the Family Day weekend playing against mixed teams and then one more female tourney in Prince George in March, and that’ll finish our season.”

Just Posted

Northern Sea Wolf will not sail until mid-July

BC Ferries had hoped to get the vessel in September of last year, but it didn’t arrive until December

Another week of hot weather ahead

No advisories issued for local rivers, area roads in good shape

Lakers Car Club cruising into season with Spring Roundup

All signs are pointing to blue sky and sunshine next weekend when… Continue reading

Powerlifters show muscle at lakecity event

Strength athletes from Williams Lake and beyond were flexing their muscles earlier this month

Trash art project sees students reclaim wood from dump

Artwork and projects on display in Second Avenue storefront

VIDEO: After the floods, comes the cleanup as Grand Forks rebuilds

Business owners in downtown wonder how long it will take for things to go back to normal

UPDATED: BC Ferries freezes plans to nix fuel rebates pending government funds

Claire Trevena says she is ‘extremely disappointed’ by a plan by BC Ferries to remove fuel rebates

B.C. sues Alberta over bill that could ‘turn oil taps off’

Lawsuit is the latest move in the two provinces’ ongoing feud over the Kinder Morgan pipeline

Liberal government introduces measures to update Canada’s family laws

Justice officials say there have not been substantial updates to federal family laws in 20 years

B.C. mom threatens legal action against sunscreen company

Caleb Jordan, 6, was covered in blisters 20 minutes after using Banana Boat sunscreen

BC Games Society president to step down

Kelly Mann says it’s time for a change after 26 years with the society

B.C. politicians framed by anonymous sticky-note doodler

Insider has been posting caricatures from the B.C. legislature to social media

27 years since initial police probe, polygamist leader to be sentenced in June

Prosecutor recommend up to 6 months jail, defence asks for conditional or absolute discharge

Governments kick in cash for B.C. farmers, food processors

Ottawa, Victoria contribute $14 million over five years to help develop new products, processes

Most Read