The Williams Lake Bantam Timberwolves team of coach Brad Thomas (back from left)

The Williams Lake Bantam Timberwolves team of coach Brad Thomas (back from left)

Bantam T-wolves take bronze at KIBIHT

The Williams Lake Bantam Timberwolves waded through 20 teams during the weekend to win a bronze medal.

The Williams Lake Bantam Timberwolves waded through 20 teams during the weekend to win a bronze medal in the Founders Division at the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament.

Grady Thomas scored twice and Tristan Takats and Lane Paddison added singles to propel Williams Lake to a 4-3 victory over Campbell River in the bronze-medal match.

Williams Lake trailed 3-0 up until 2:38 of the second period before rallying for four goals to notch the victory.

The Timberwolves were seeded eighth after the round robin (five pools of four teams each) beating North Delta and Fremont, but losing to Vernon.

Taking on the No. 1 seed in the playoff quarterfinals Williams Lake battled to a 5-3 win over Salmon Arm.

Jake Jackson, Cade Enns, Thomas and Brendan Pigeon (2) tallied in the win.

They then lost an intense shootout to South Anchorage, 4-3, before the bronze medal game.

In the tournament — featuring roughly 300 players — Pigeon (fourth), Thomas (eighth), Paddison (18th) and Jackson (26th) all cracked the top 30 in overall scoring.

MVPs for the T-wolves included Jackson, Thomas, Brody Conroy, Pigeon, Ryan Balbirnie and Wyatt Jacobson.

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