Total Ice hockey coach Tyrel Lucas helps evaluate Novice players at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Saturday for the start of the WLMHA season. Lucas and the WLMHA have teamed up this year to run the Initiation A/B and Novice divisions.

Total Ice hockey coach Tyrel Lucas helps evaluate Novice players at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Saturday for the start of the WLMHA season. Lucas and the WLMHA have teamed up this year to run the Initiation A/B and Novice divisions.

Icebreakers to kick off hockey season

The Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association is hitting the ice for another season in the lakecity.

The Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association is hitting the ice for another season in the lakecity.

The association kicks off its 2015/16 season with a series of freshly rejuvenated icebreaker tournaments. The icebreakers had not been held within the WLMHA in years.

From Sept. 25-27 both the Williams Lake Bantam Timberwolves and the Williams Lake Bantam Female Timberwolves host Prince George, Vanderhoof and Quesnel in their icebreaker tournament at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

House teams will also be participating in icebreaker games in Williams Lake in atom, peewee, bantam and midget divisions on Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Williams Lake Peewee Timberwolves will travel north to Quesnel for their icebreaker tournament, while the Williams Lake Midget Timberwolves and the Williams Lake Midget Female Timberwolves will be in Prince George for their respective icebreaker tournaments.

WLMHA house co-ordinator Todd Isnardy and WLMHA rep co-ordinator Chris Swan said the year is getting off to a great start.

“We would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers who have participated in evaluations over the past few weeks,” Swan said.

“Without the countless hours of help we would not have been able to get this year off to a great start. We would like to thank the on-ice help running stop watches and drills, careful watch of evaluations in the stands, compilation of results and drafting of teams, participation of referees, coaches who have stepped up, folks who have shown patience and those who have helped out in countless ways.”

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