Williams Lake hockey players selected for BC Cup

More than 130 hockey players from Northern B.C. and the Yukon converged to take a shot at being named to the under-16 BC Cup roster.

More than 130 of the best hockey players from Northern B.C. and the Yukon converged in Vanderhoof last weekend to take a shot at being named to the under-16 BC Cup roster.

Prior to the camp players were told only 20 players — 12 forwards, six defence and two goalies — would advance to the BC Cup creating fierce competition throughout the weekend.

Out of the 20 available spots tier two bantam Williams Lake Timberwolves filled four. Landon Fuller, William Paynton, Trey Thomas and Corey Loring were all successful in moving forward.

During the camp players were randomly split into four teams with each team playing multiple games against each other while being watched by a team of 16 evaluators.

At the end of the weekend each individual player was called into a meeting with the team of evaluators and was given an overview of their performance during the camp while team selections were made.

The four Timberwolves will now head to the 2014 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 17-20 where they will compete against the best players from across B.C. for a chance to be named to Team BC, which will represent the province at the 2015 Canada Winter games in Prince George.