After finishing second in the round robin, then catching a tough break in the bronze-medal game, the Williams Lake Bantam Timberwolves finished fourth at its home tournament last weekend.
In their final game Ryley Haines scored twice, and Dayton Long and Lane Paddison added single tallies, however, Quesnel erupted for a six-goal outburst in a 6-4 win to claim the bronze medal. Williams Lake assists in the contest went to Jax Passeri, Brendan Pigeon, Grady Thomas and Brody Conroy.
The Timberwolves were also a hair away from reaching the tournament final, but lost in a shootout to the Prince George Cougars, 7-6, in the semifinal.
Scoring for Williams Lake were Raeyden Beauchamp (2), Justin Swan, Pigeon and Paddison, with assists going to Beauchamp, Thomas, Ryley Haines, Nic Flinton, Dawson Billyboy and Jimi Belleau.
In the tournament final it was Terrace — after sending Quesnel to the bronze-medal match in the other semifinal — blanking Prince George, 4-0, to bring home the championship.
Prior to playoff matchups Williams Lake went unbeaten in round robin play outside of a 4-1 loss to Terrace, beating Prince George, 5-3, and Quesnel, 8-5.
Thomas (2), Cade Enns, Beauchamp and Paddison tallied versus Prince George, while Jake Jackson, with a hatrick, and Flinton, Enns, Long, Belleau and Pigeon found the twine in the win over Quesnel.
The Timberwolves are now preparing for a road trip north to Prince George this weekend for playoffs. The T-wolves play at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday.