The peewee Williams Lake Benny and the Jets celebrate following winning the Fire on Ice Penticton Ice Dragons Tournament.

The peewee Williams Lake Benny and the Jets celebrate following winning the Fire on Ice Penticton Ice Dragons Tournament.

Benny and the Jets win Fire on Ice

The Williams Lake Benny and the Jets all girls peewee team skated away from a Penticton tournament with gold medals

The Williams Lake Benny and the Jets all girls peewee team skated away from the Fire on Ice Penticton Ice Dragons Tournament mid-December with gold medals strung around their necks.

The tournament, which took place Dec. 13-15, featured other all-girl teams from around the province.

Williams Lake faced Penticton in the final, winning 7-2.

Prior to that Benny and the Jets posted three consecutive shutouts en route to the final.

Williams Lake dismantled Chase, 13-0, beat Merritt, 8-0, and downed Kelowna, 7-0, before meeting Penticton in the championship.

“The girls were absolutely fantastic and deserved every win and the championship,” said head coach Ben Pierce. “We laid out a game plan on Friday before our first game and the girls stuck with it all weekend.”

Pierce said heading into the tournament the only prize the team had its eye on was the championship.

“Our goal was to bring the trophy back to Williams Lake,” he added.

“The girls didn’t let anything get in their way and dominated all areas of the game.

“It was an all-around team effort. It was great seeing how much of a team they are, both on and off the ice.”

Benny and the Jets, who normally play against co-ed teams in the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association’s house league, will head to Prince George this weekend for another all-girls tournament.