Bantam T-wolves take silver in Kamloops

The Williams Lake Bantam Tier 2 Timberwolves skated away from a 10-team tournament in Kamloops on the weekend as silver medalists.

The Williams Lake Bantam Tier 2 Timberwolves skated away from a 10-team tournament in Kamloops on the weekend as silver medalists.

The team played two games in round robin play Friday, winning both. The first was a 3-0 shutout over Semiahmoo, followed by a 6-1 bashing of Kelowna. In game one Griffen Outhouse posted the shutout for the T-wolves.

Saturday, Williams Lake continued its winning ways beating Westside — one of the top ranked teams in the province — 3-2. In game two Saturday Williams Lake skated to a 3-1 win over Penticton, capping off its round robin with a perfect 4-0 record.

Sunday, Williams Lake faced Kamloops in the semi-final, winning 5-1 to advance to the final to meet Westside once again.

This was the third tournament this year that Williams Lake met Westside in a final. Williams Lake lost the first two in close games — the first in overtime, and the second by a lone goal.

Williams Lake jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but penalty trouble and some bad luck allowed Westside to score two quick goals to claw back into the contest. A debatable goal further added to the T-wolves’ frustration, allowing Westside to increase its lead to 4-2.

Williams Lake would answer back to make it 4-3, but couldn’t put the equalizer past the Westside netminder.

The team said despite the loss they played exceptional hockey and put together a strong team effort. They added they’re very much looking forward to meeting Westside again.