Williams Lake novice Teal Steel showed their mettle Jan. 17-19 at a Merritt novice hockey tournament.
Teal Steel played four round-robin games winning two, tying one and losing one.
“For many on the team it was their first tournament — a lot of excitement,” said team manager Elisabeth Pocock. “The last game was a nail biter back and forth where they tied 9-9.
“The kids all had a great time with each other.”
Coming up this weekend in Williams Lake is the Williams Lake Atom Development Hockey Tournament.
The atom development Williams Lake Timberwolves will join teams from 100 Mile House, Kamloops, Kitimat, Prince George in pool ‘A,’ while Quesnel, Fort St. John, Terrace, Salmon Arm and Vanderhoof round out pool ‘B.’
Williams Lake plays its tournament opener Friday, Jan. 31 at 5:45 p.m. against Prince George. Saturday, Williams Lake meets Kamloops at 8:15 a.m., followed by an afternoon matchup with Kitimat beginning at 2:15 p.m.
Following the round robin tournament finals begin Sunday morning, with the final scheduled for 11:15 a.m.