Midget Female Timberwolves give all at provincials

The Williams Lake Female Timberwolves finished fifth out of eight teams in Kamloops last week at the BC Hockey Midget Female Championships.

The Williams Lake Female Timberwolves finished fifth out of eight teams in Kamloops last week at the BC Hockey Midget Female Championships.

The event, held March 27-30, featured teams including Surrey, Salmon Arm, Terrace, South Island, Kamloops, Richmond and the Kootenays.

Williams Lake opened its tournament with a 2-1 win over the eventual silver medalist, Kamloops, with a 2-1 triumph.

They then dropped a heartbreaker the following day to Surrey, 4-2, before being eliminated the following day by the Kootenays in a 3-2 edging where Williams Lake outshot its opposition, 50-15.

T-wolves head coach Roy Call said all in all, the team knew going in there were five or six of the eight teams that could have brought home the championship.

“It was that close,” he said.

“You needed a few breaks at the right time. The girls didn’t hang their heads. They were resilient and we’ve had an awfully good season.”

Prior, the Timberwolves claimed the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association championship.

Call added the future is bright for the team, which loses just three players due to age restrictions.

“We have some players moving up that are really, really good,” Call said. “Our team next year will be very strong.”

In the final Richmond blanked Kamloops, 4-0, to bring home the gold medal.