Williams Lake Stampeders forward Wilf Robbins controls the puck in a 6-1 drubbing of the Smithers Steelheads Sunday on the road. (Trevor Hewitt photo - Smithers Interior News)

Stamps go 1-1 on weekend road trip to Hazelton, Smithers

Stamps to close out regular season with three home games

With just three games now remaining in the regular season, the Williams Lake Stampeders were looking for a solid road outing during the weekend as they travelled to face the Hazelton Wolverines and the Smithers Steelheads.

In Hazelton Saturday night, bus legs proved costly and saw the Stamps fall behind 2-0 early, before giving up three unanswered goals in the third period and falling 7-3 in regulation.

Williams Lake goal scorers were Cole Zimmerman and Wilf Robbins, who potted two in the defeat.

Still looking to close the gap in the standings for third place in the Central Interior Hockey League on Sunday, the fourth-place Stamps headed to Smithers where they rebounded in a one sided 6-1 triumph.

Tye Moses, Kurtis Bond, Ryan Yaworski, Dylan Richardson (2G) and Mark Bouchard lit the lamp for Williams Lake as they improved to five wins, six losses and two overtime losses on the campaign.

Stampeders newcomer and goaltender Zach Straza picked up the player of the game nod for his job between the pipes against the Steelheads, while Saturday night’s player of the game for Williams Lake was Robbins, who tallied two goals.

The weekend creates a log jam for third place in the CIHL standings causing a three-way tie between the Quesnel Kangaroos, the Wolverines and the Stampeders, who each have 12 points.

READ MORE: Stamps alumni charity game a crowd pleaser

Also heading north to take on the Wolverines and the Steelheads, the Kangaroos went winless over the weekend, while Hazelton shot up following a perfect weekend.

The Stampeders, with five wins, six losses and two overtime losses, will be looking to down the CIHL’s top two dogs this coming weekend when they host the second place Prince Rupert Rampage Saturday and the league leading Terrace River Kings Sunday at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

The River Kings (10W, 1L) have been defeated just once this season. That loss came on the road at the hands of the Rampage on Dec. 7.

The Stamps, meanwhile, will wrap up their regular season on Saturday, Feb. 1 when they host the Kangaroos in what’s shaping up to be a pivotal matchup to determine final standings heading into playoffs.

This Saturday’s (Jan. 18) game versus the Rampage kicks off at 7:30 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. puck drop Sunday, Jan. 19 against the River Kings.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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

Just Posted

Williams Lake council seeks public feedback on First Nations shovel-ready cannabis facility

Williams Lake Indian Band’s farm-to-gate store will be built on First Nations land within city limits

Cariboo ranchers, lodge operators say Indigenous land title shuts them out

Tsilhqot’in jurisdiction affects grazing, access to private property

Flood watches issued for Quesnel, Horsefly Rivers

Flows rising in response to snowmelt and rainfall, continued rises expected

RCMP urge Williams Lake residents to be cautious as suspect remains on the loose

Man seen speeding on Highway 97 fled from police after colliding with RCMP vehicle

B.C. government eyes antlerless moose harvest increase in bid to save caribou

Antlerless moose hunts reduce predation for threatened mountain caribou, says ministry

If Trudeau won’t stand up to Trump, how will regular people: Singh

Trudeau did not directly answer a question about Trump’s actions amid protests

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping the Williams Lake Tribune continue its mission to provide trusted local news

VIDEO: Internal investigation into aggressive arrest by Kelowna Mountie

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

John Horgan says COVID-19 restrictions won’t be eased regionally

B.C. Liberals urge ‘tailored’ response based on infections

Feds get failing grade for lack of action plan on anniversary of MMIWG report

‘Instead of a National Action Plan, we have been left with a Lack-of-Action Plan’

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

Greater Victoria drive-thru window smashed after man receives burger without mustard

Greater Victoria Wendy’s staff call police after man allegedly rips Plexiglas barrier off window

Murder charge upgraded in George Floyd case, 3 other cops charged

Floyd’s family and protesters have repeatedly called for criminal charges against all four officers

Most Read