The Williams Lake Bantam Female Timberwolves took a bite out of Prince George during the weekend winning two and tying one game on the road.
“We played two games with three regulars out of the lineup and in the last game we played four players short,” said head coach Ben Pierce, who was pleased with the weekend’s outcome.
“Our team focus was on strong defensive positioning and playing with composure. The team stuck with the game plan and were rewarded with their efforts as we took advantage of opportunities.”
In game one the T-wolves skated away with a 2-1 victory. Sara Vermeulen and Pyper Alexander both found the twine in the winning effort.
Game two saw Prince George bounce back to tie Williams Lake, 2-2. Senna Trampleasure, assisted by Paige Outhouse and Emma Pittman, scored first, followed by another tally from Outhouse for the Timberwolves.
Game three was another tightly-contested affair with Outhouse scoring the lone goal with one minute left in the third period to give the T-wolves a 1-0 shutout victory.
Next up for Williams Lake are two games against Castlegar in Williams Lake at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex today (Friday) and Sunday.
“We need to continue to improve on our play with the puck and not giving it up easily,” Pierce said.
“Castlegar was the league leader last year in the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) and we’ll need a solid effort from everyone to be successful.
“With injuries to three players our bench will be short, so we need to do all of the little things right and not get caught running around. If we play our game, we’ll be successful.”