Stampeders tryouts underway at CMRC

With the near arrival of the 2013/14 Central Interior Hockey League season, the Williams Lake Stampeders are making early preparations.

With the near arrival of the 2013/14 Central Interior Hockey League season, the Williams Lake Stampeders are making early preparations.

Local hockey fans may also want to jot down a few important dates as Williams Lake faces off against both of its closest rivals at home early on in the season.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Stampeders host the Lac La Hache Tomahawks in their home opener, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the CMRC.

From there, the Stamps travel north to face the Terrace River Kings Oct. 12-13 for a two-game set before heading back home to host the Quesnel Kangaroos Oct. 18-19.

Williams Lake then finishes up its first month of play with one more tilt against the Kangaroos Oct. 26 at the Twin Ice Arenas in Quesnel.

The Stampeders play an 18-game regular season and compete in the CIHL’s East Division with the Tomahawks and the Kangaroos.

Conditioning practices and player tryouts are also currently underway at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, and the 2013 Coy Cup senior men’s B.C. ‘AA’ champion Stamps are inviting anyone who thinks they can compete at a high calibre of contact hockey to join them on the ice.

Practices began Tuesday, Sept. 3, and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 9 p.m. throughout the month of September on rink one at the CMRC.

The Stampeders said all players are expected to come fully prepared with sticks, blades, pads, etc.

Each player, returning and new, will be required to pay a non-refundable $50 tryout fee prior to stepping on the ice.

For more information about practices or the team contact general manager Kelly Kohlen at 250-398-8687 or head coach Cliff Philpot at 250-398-2092.

And for more on the Stampeders visit



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

Just Posted

Maggie Ferguson continues to deliver pet food to communities in B.C’s Central Interior and North. She hopes to make things easier by eventually purchasing a truck and trailer through fundraising efforts. (Perfect Pastures Animal Sanctuary Facebook photo)
From Delta with love, Maggie Ferguson helps northern pet owners with food

Animal sanctuary owner leads efforts in delivering thousands of pounds of pet food

(Tribune file photo)
Roses to Good Samaritans who helped me during theft

It restores one’s faith in human nature

A man wearing a mask against coronavirus walks past an NHS advertisement about COVID-19 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
92 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths: Interior Health

The region is reporting 92 cases after the weekend

Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
COVID-19: B.C. seniors aged 90+ can start to sign up for vaccination on March 8

Long-term care residents protected by shots already given

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Murder charge laid in February 2020 stabbing death of Smithers man

Michael Egenolf is charged with the second-degree murder of Brodie Cumiskey

Langley resident Carrie MacKay shared a video showing how stairs are a challenge after spending weeks in hospital battling COVID-19 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Stairs a challenge for B.C. woman who chronicled COVID-19 battle

‘I can now walk for six (to) 10 minutes a day’

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

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

A student from Dawson Creek is the winner of Tolko’s Orange Shirt Day design contest for 2021. (Tolko photo)
Tolko contest features northern winner

Student from Dawson Creek beats out entries Canadawide for Orange Shirt Day design contest win

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s coronavirus situation, May 8, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
B.C.’s weekend COVID-19 cases: 532 Saturday, 508 Sunday, 438 Monday

Fraser Health still has most, eight more coronavirus deaths

Vernon’s Noric House long-term care facility’s COVID-10 outbreak has been declared over by Interior Health. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
COVID outbreak at Vernon’s Noric House declared over

10 deaths were linked to the outbreak at long-term care facility

B.C. Attorney General David Eby speaks in the legislature, Dec. 7, 2020. Eby was given responsibility for housing after the October 2020 provincial election. (Hansard TV)
B.C. extends COVID-19 rent freeze again, to the end of 2021

‘Renoviction’ rules tightened, rent capped to inflation in 2022

Face mask hangs from a rear-view mirror. (Black Press image)
B.C. CDC unveils guide on how to carpool during the pandemic

Wearing masks, keeping windows open key to slowing the spread of COVID-19

Churches, including Langley’s Riverside Calvary Church, are challenging the regulations barring them from holding in-person worship services during COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)

Most Read