Midget Timberwolves prepare to host eight-team home tourney this weekend

Midget Timberwolves prepare to host eight-team home tourney this weekend

The Williams Lake Midget Timberwolves will have a chance to showcase their talents this weekend

The Williams Lake Midget Timberwolves will have a chance to showcase their talent this weekend on home ice when they host an eight-team tournament at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

And heading in, Williams Lake’s momentum is rolling following back-to-back wins on home ice this past weekend against their northern rivals, the Prince George Midget Cougars, in the team’s first two league games of the regular season.

“The boys worked really hard and it’s nice to get a little bit of success,” said Timberwolves head coach Jason Flett. “We did a good job on the weekend.”

The Timberwolves are slated to open their tournament this Friday, Nov. 30 when they take on Smithers in the opener at 7 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Round robin games continue into Saturday, before playoff matchups get underway Sunday morning at the CMRC.

“All the teams are pretty well even we have coming, I think, so I would say it should be close competition,” Flett said. “It should be a good, competitive weekend for most of the teams.”

Related: Midget Timberwolves close season with tough losses

As for the Timberwolves, Flett said the main goal for the club so far has been to have fun.

“That’s been one of the number one things I’ve been trying to do for these kids is to make sure they’re having fun and also having success. Of course we’d like to see some success at our home tournament so hopefully that will turn out.”

Flett said this year’s iteration of the midget Timberwolves houses some new players, and some returning veterans.

“We weren’t really sure what to expect, there’s been a learning curve for these kids and some are fairly green but we’re having success early and the kids are happy,” he said.

“We’ve got a nice, mixed group of players.”

Prior to the tournament, Flett said he’d like to thank all his players for all their effort so far.

“I just want to thank all the boys for their hard work and effort, and hopefully they continue to have a successful season,” Flett said.

Down the road this season, Flett said the team has set the goal of qualifying for the provincial championships.

Williams Lake plays in the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association and will need wins over Prince George in order to qualify.

“That’s one of our goals this year is to make provincials,” he said. “So I’m hoping we can continue to keep having success against Prince George and go to provs.”


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

The team’s roster for the tournament is as follows: Cade Enns (C), Sam Powers (A), Nolan Nichol (A), Kai Flett (G), Ryan Bauer, Pacey Boomer, Thomas Burke, Joey D’Appolonia, Finley Enns, Davis Franklin, Than Garland, Wyatt Jacobson (G), Jace Myers, Jayden Shortreed, Dylan Telford, Marshall Tessaro and Cody Bailey.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)
Interior Health notes 80 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

108 people in the region have died from the virus

The Fraser River is seen west of Williams Lake from Doc English Bluff Ecological Reserve. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Tsilhqot’in National Government appeals Gibraltar Mines’ permit to discharge into Fraser River

Permit amendments fail to adequately protect the environment and human health, says TNG

The Horsefly Community Hall will be the site of a mobile vaccine clinic March 19, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Six COVID-19 vaccine clinics to open in Cariboo Chilcotin

100 Mile, Alexis Creek, Big Lake, Horsefly, Williams Lake and Tatla Lake

A Williams Lake area family living on Knife Creek Road lost everything to a house fire on Wednesday, March 3. (Photo submitted)
House fire destroys rural family home south of Williams Lake

The Macdonalds built their home on Knife Creek Road about 30 years ago

A special committee has been appointed to look at reforming B.C.’s police act and is inviting the public to make submissions until April 30, 2021. (Black Press media file)
Public input sought for B.C.’s police act review

Submissions will be accepted until April 30

(The Canadian Press)
‘Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined’: Tourism industry in crisis

Travel services saw the biggest drop in active businesses with 31 per cent fewer firms operating

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Montreal Canadiens right wing Paul Byron (41) fights for control of the puck with Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) during first period NHL action in Vancouver, Monday, March 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Captain Clutch: Horvat nets shootout winner as Canucks edge Habs 2-1

Vancouver, Montreal tangle again on Wednesday

Cottonwoods Care Home in Kelowna. (Google Maps)
New COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna care home includes fully vaccinated seniors: Henry

Two staff and 10 residents tested positive at Cottonwoods Care Centre

Excerpts from a conversation between Bria Fisher and the fake truLOCAL job. Fisher had signed a job agreement and was prepared to start work for what she thought was truLOCAL before she learned it was a scam. (Contributed)
B.C. woman warning others after losing $3,000 in job scam

Bria Fisher was hired by what she thought was a Canadian company, only to be out thousands

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide a regular update on the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, March 2, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 cases: 545 Saturday, 532 Sunday, 385 Monday

Focus on Prince Rupert, Lower Mainland large workplaces

Rising accident rates and payout costs have contributed to billion-dollar deficits at ICBC. (Comox Valley Record)
B.C. appealing decision keeping ICBC injury cases in court

David Eby vows to ‘clip wings’ of personal injury lawyers

(Black Press Media files)
Hosts charged, attendees facing COVID fines after Vancouver police bust party at condo

Police had previously received 10 complaints about that condo

Most Read