Williams Lake Purple’s Wendel William skates through a pair of Smithers players before scoring in a 7-5 victory to win the bronze medal at the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Midget House Tournament Sunday.

Williams Lake Purple’s Wendel William skates through a pair of Smithers players before scoring in a 7-5 victory to win the bronze medal at the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Midget House Tournament Sunday.

Williams Lake Purple wins bronze at home tourney

Williams Lake Purple marched away from the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association’s Midget House Tournament with bronze medals.

Williams Lake Purple marched away from the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association’s Midget House Tournament with bronze medals draped around their necks.

Purple upset Smithers, 7-5, in the third-place game Sunday at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex in a come-from-behind victory after finishing fourth during the round robin portion of the tournament the previous day.

After Williams Lake goals from Jared Yuill and Patrick Kniec, Wendel William caught fire, tying the game 3-3 and potting the first of his three goals in the contest. Also scoring for Team Purple was Dax Setah.

In the battle for first place McBride edged Houston, 6-5, while Williams Lake Green upended Williams Lake Orange, 5-4, to claim fifth place.

Scoring for Team Green were Keegan Morey (2), Conley Pinette, Myron Brigham and Teneal Schick.

Spencer Neufeld, Jordan Dextrase, Eryn Richat-Fontaine and Keith Booth lit the lamp for Orange.

Williams Lake Wheat doubled Kamloops, 4-2, to finish seventh, while Prince George toppled Williams Lake White, 7-5, for ninth place.

Up next for the Williams Lake Minor Hockey League is the Midget Rep Tournament, coming up Dec. 5-7 at the CMRC.