The Williams Lake Atom Development Timberwolves happily celebrate a December tournament win in Prince George. The T-wolves knocked off the Prince George Atom Development Canucks

Atom development team nabs gold

The Williams Lake Atom Development team were winners at the Prince George Atom Christmas Tournament mid December.

They’ve suffered a few heartbreaking losses this season, but the Williams Lake Atom Development Timberwolves weren’t going to let another win slip through their fingers.

The T-wolves — on the strength of some game-winning heroics from Jack Henderson and Grady Thomas and some outstanding goaltending from Devin Chapman and Logan Higgs — knocked off the Prince George Atom Development Canucks, 2-1, to win gold at the Prince George Atom Christmas Tournament held in mid-December.

Both T-wolves head coach Owen Thomas and manager D’Arcy Henderson said the final was extremely hard-fought.

“The game was very close and the winning goal was scored in the final minutes,” D’Arcy said.

The goal came when Jack lit the lamp after a hard effort by Grady to get the puck to the net, sending the young T-wolves players into celebration.

“The reason for this team’s success was they played as a team,” Owen said. “It was very good to see. Their best attribute is their work ethic. They put everything into each game and they’re a very talented group of players.”

Owen also pointed to both of the team’s goaltenders — Chapman and Higgs — as having remarkable tournaments with each winning two games.

“They split the games throughout and played very well,” he said.

The tournament featured four Prince George Atom Development teams — the PG Canucks, the PG Oilers, the PG Maple Leafs and the PG Canadiens — and the Quesnel Atom Development team.

The T-Wolves, en route to the final, knocked off the Oilers, 7-2, beat the Canadiens, 9-1 and ran over the Leafs, 7-3.

Next up for the atom development squad is a trip to Enderby from Jan. 6-8 for a tournament. Then, from Feb. 10-12, the team will host its home tournament at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

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