The Smithers Steelheads showed Sunday why they’re the best team in the Central Interior Hockey League.
The Steelheads, who have now won 22 regular season games straight dating back to last year, handed the Williams Lake Stampeders a 3-1 loss Sunday at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. With the win the Steelheads improve to 6-0 on the campaign.
The loss put an end to a three-game Williams Lake win streak as the local club downed the Omineca Ice, 5-1, the previous night in the lakecity.
Following the weekend Williams Lake sits at four wins and two losses in the CIHL East Division.
Scoring Sunday for the Steelheads were Ian Smith, Randall Groot and Devon Hayhurst while Tyrel Lucas potted the lone goal on Steelheads’ netminder Mike Wall for the Stamps.
Saturday Williams Lake’s scoring came from Ryley Seibert (2G), John Woodyard (2G, 1A) and Nathan Zurak (1G, 2A). Scoring for the Ice was Byron Sam.
Williams Lake goaltender Justin Foote stopped 27 shots in the contest while his counterpart, Paul Simoes, stopped 29 in the losing effort.
Williams Lake is now preparing to host the Quesnel Kangaroos Nov. 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the CMRC. The last meeting between the two teams in Williams Lake Oct. 20 ended 8-5 in the Stampeders’ favour.
The following weekend, Nov. 16, the Stampeders play its final game of a seven-game homestand against the Lac La Hache Tomahawks. After the game Williams Lake will play the majority of its remaining games on the road.
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