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.”
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.”
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.