The Williams Lake Stampeders senior men’s hockey club is hosting its annual general meeting tonight, 7 p.m. at City Hall’s Rick Hansen board room.
Anyone interested in helping the Stampeders for the 2012/13 season in Williams Lake is invited to attend including players and volunteers.
Additionally, the Central Interior Hockey League recently held its annual general meeting.
There, the Hazelton Wolverines announced they were withdrawing from the league. Last year’s annual general meeting, which saw two new teams — the Lac la Hache Tomahawks and the Quesnel Kangaroos — join the league, wasn’t repeated as no new teams applied to the league this year.
Like last season teams will play an 18-game regular season and will be divided up into three divisions.
The nine teams making up the league include the: Kitimat Ice Demons, Terrace River Kings, Prince Rupert Rampage, Smithers Steelheads, Houston Luckies, Omineca Ice, Quesnel Kangaroos, WIlliams Lake Stampeders and Lac la Hache Tomahawks.
League awards were also presented at the AGM where the Steelheads were presented the Lightning Cup regular season trophy and Rio Tinto Cup playoff championship. Most valuable player went the Smithers goaltender Mike Wall, while top defencemen went to Kitimat’s Jeff Mildenberger.
Williams Lake’s Nathan Zurak won top forward and regular season points leader.
The CIHL 2012/13 officers were also selected during the AGM with past president J.C. Brown passing on the reins to Ray Hallock. Other duties will be taken on by Kelly Zacharias (treasurer) and Lynn Hanson (secretary).