Despite having a strong tournament, the Williams Lake Midget Timberwolves ended up on the outside looking in of the playoff rounds during a tournament in Quesnel last weekend.
A slow start in their first game against Prince George saw the Timberwolves trailing 4-0 just minutes into the contest.
Williams Lake answered back to tie the game at 4-4 midway through the second period, however, fell asleep for a four-minute span that saw Prince George run off another four consecutive goals to go up 8-4.
Williams Lake attempted to claw back but couldn’t recover, falling 9-6.
Leading the T-wolves was Cody Swan with two goals and an assist, Will Paynton with three assists and Spencer Neufeld with two goals, while Mitch Labossiere and Owen Powers each tallied singles.
Next, Williams Lake took on Prince Rupert and came out strong scoring on the first shift of the game as Neufeld slipped one in off a setup from Paynton.
The Timberwolves continued their strong defensive play throughout the game and skated away with a 4-2 win.
Williams Lake heavily outshot Prince Rupert, whose goaltender was strong throughout the contest. Cory Loring, Swan and Jared Yuill also lit the lamp for the T-wolves, while Hayden Lyons picked up the win between the pipes.
In its last round robin game Williams Lake, knowing they needed a win and some help from other teams in the tournament to advance to playoffs, faced Fort St. John.
Williams Lake came out strong again, pummelling Fort St. John, 10-1. Loring posted seven points scoring five times and adding two assists.
Other goal scorers included Swan (2), Braeden Boyd, Labossiere and Brett Hare. Lyons, again, was solid in the winning effort.
Despite a two-win, one-loss record, Williams Lake missed the playoff rounds and faced Kitimat in their final game Sunday morning.
Again, Williams Lake was dominant. Kitimat was unable to get pucks on net shooting just half a dozen times, while the Timberwolves skated to a 5-1 victory.
Dylan Derose was able to keep pucks out of the net while Loring found the twine twice, and Swan, Dayton Long and Neufeld scored once. Next up for Williams Lake are four league games Nov. 14-15 at home. Williams Lake takes on Quesnel twice Nov. 14 and Prince George twice on Nov. 15.