Williams Lake Bantam Timberwolves forward Dillion Sellars (middle) cuts hard toward the goal Sunday during an icebreaker tournament game with the Quesnel Thunder.

Williams Lake Bantam Timberwolves forward Dillion Sellars (middle) cuts hard toward the goal Sunday during an icebreaker tournament game with the Quesnel Thunder.

Rep teams break ice at tourneys

The Williams Lake Bantam Tier 2 Timberwolves’ season got underway this weekend at the Cariboo Memorial Complex, with the hometown squad hosting its annual icebreaker tournament.

The Williams Lake Bantam Tier 2 Timberwolves’ season got underway this weekend at the Cariboo Memorial Complex, with the hometown squad hosting its annual icebreaker tournament.

Saturday, Williams Lake squared off with Prince George’s Tier 2 team for a double-header, winning both games (1-0 and 4-3).

Despite both wins, Timberwolves head coach Steve Carpenter said the Prince George club could be quite different when the two teams meet for their season openers on Oct. 8-9.

“They still have 10 cuts to make and will be getting some late cuts from the tier 1 team,” Carpenter said. “So they will be a very different team when we play them.”

On Sunday, the Timberwolves lost 7-2 to the Quesnel Thunder in a hard-fought contest.

“Both games [versus Prince George] were helpful in evaluating our players as well as highlighting some of our strengths and a few weaknesses that have given us a direction to head in as far as practices,” he said.

“I feel the score [in the Quesnel game] doesn’t reflect the two teams and how they match up. I thought with a couple of bounces we still would have lost but the score would have been much closer.”

The bantam Timberwolves are gearing up for a busy season and have committed to eight tournaments, including their home tournament Oct. 28-30.

Also this past weekend, the Williams Lake Tier 2 Midget Rep Team opened its season in Prince George with a 5-2 win over Quesnel and a 4-2 loss to Prince George in its icebreaker tournament.

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