BC Minor Hockey

Mike Rispin has been president of the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association for the past 13 years, including the last two challenging years during pandemic restrictions. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

WLMHA past president: It’s all about kids on ice – it’s that simple

Mike Rispin bids farwell to WLMHA after 13 years

  • Apr 24, 2022

 

WIlliams Lake Minor Hockey Association (WLMHA) past president Mike Rispin presents the Coach of the Year trophy to U15 female Timberwolves coach Lindsay Wood. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

WLMHA names Lindsey Wood Coach of the Year

Wood has coached minor hockey for the past 11 years

 

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice in Williams Lake

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
The 2022 U18 female Timberwolves hockey team is heading to provincials in Richmond. Back row from left are: Coach Randy Riplinger, Hanna Hutchins, Trishanna Dan, Danielle O’Hara, Karmyn Fisher, Shayne Sutton, Kimber Richter, Hanna Chabot, Hannah Chestnut, Gabby Smith Forzzani, Coach Steve O’Hara In front from left are: Ariel Billyboy, Rachel Kennedy, Payton Lovell, Alexee Gustafson, Jazmin Guichon Missing: Madigan Riplinger, Coach Sheldon Nohr, Manager Amy Hunt, HCSP Karen Chabot (Submitted photo)

Williams Lake’s U18 female Timberwolves hockey team heads to provincials

The team won all five of their games in a tournament in Prince George

The 2022 U18 female Timberwolves hockey team is heading to provincials in Richmond. Back row from left are: Coach Randy Riplinger, Hanna Hutchins, Trishanna Dan, Danielle O’Hara, Karmyn Fisher, Shayne Sutton, Kimber Richter, Hanna Chabot, Hannah Chestnut, Gabby Smith Forzzani, Coach Steve O’Hara In front from left are: Ariel Billyboy, Rachel Kennedy, Payton Lovell, Alexee Gustafson, Jazmin Guichon Missing: Madigan Riplinger, Coach Sheldon Nohr, Manager Amy Hunt, HCSP Karen Chabot (Submitted photo)
The U13 Williams Lake Minor Hockey Timberwolves took in a hockey game while helping the community recently. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Team effort leads to food, cash donation for Williams Lake women’s society

The U13 Timberwolves collected food items at a Stampeders game

The U13 Williams Lake Minor Hockey Timberwolves took in a hockey game while helping the community recently. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A card of support, signed by members of Ridge Meadow’s U11 A1 team, was presented to Semiahmoo goaltender Dmytro Makogonsky at the teams’ game Saturday. (Contributed photo)

Hockey clubs’ support for Ukrainian goaltender ‘brought tears’ to father’s eyes

Young hockey players join together to support B.C. family

A card of support, signed by members of Ridge Meadow’s U11 A1 team, was presented to Semiahmoo goaltender Dmytro Makogonsky at the teams’ game Saturday. (Contributed photo)
Williams Lake’s U13 Timberwolves collected donations of food and cash for the local food bank at the Williams Lake Stampeders game Saturday night, Feb. 12. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake’s U13 Timberwolves collect donations of food and cash for the local food bank at the Williams Lake Stampeders game Saturday night. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake U13 Tier 2 Timberwolves Rep Team prep for play downs

Team play is working for the group, according to coach

Williams Lake’s U13 Timberwolves collected donations of food and cash for the local food bank at the Williams Lake Stampeders game Saturday night, Feb. 12. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake’s U13 Timberwolves collect donations of food and cash for the local food bank at the Williams Lake Stampeders game Saturday night. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and

Orange Shirt Society nets national minor hockey campaign to further reconciliation

Society teams up with Canadian Tire and Keener Jerseys to create conversation and healing

  • Feb 17, 2022
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and
The Black Shadows took home second place during the U11 home tournament on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Young players take to ice in Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association’s U11 home tournament

Volunteers had only eight days to pull off the event after restrictions were lifted

  • Feb 10, 2022
The Black Shadows took home second place during the U11 home tournament on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Amber Gregg, coordinator for the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, puts some skates in the Slates for All donation bin at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (CCCS photo)

Waste Wise program means more skaters on the ice in Williams Lake

CCCS Skates for All program puts skates the feet of Cariboo residents and keeps them out of landfills

Amber Gregg, coordinator for the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, puts some skates in the Slates for All donation bin at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (CCCS photo)
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)

Cariboo minor hockey update

Northern hockey rosters include players from Quesnel, Williams Lake and Vanderhoof

The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from across the region. (File Photo)

Northern Capitals, Cariboo Cougars compete in Prince George

The local rep minor hockey teams played games in their respective leagues

  • Oct 12, 2021
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from across the region. (File Photo)
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake. (File Photo)

Cariboo Cougars, Northern Capitals take to the ice for games in Prince George

Cariboo Hockey teams found success on the first October weekend of the season

  • Oct 4, 2021
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake. (File Photo)
Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association U18 player Bailey Cail helps U7 player Nyla McMartin during an all female fun time at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Sunday afternoon. The event was hosted by WLMHA and organized by female coordinator Brianna MacDonald. (Angie Mindus photo)

Esso Fun Day introduces girls to hockey in Williams Lake

Free event coming up next month

  • Jul 24, 2021
Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association U18 player Bailey Cail helps U7 player Nyla McMartin during an all female fun time at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Sunday afternoon. The event was hosted by WLMHA and organized by female coordinator Brianna MacDonald. (Angie Mindus photo)
Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association president Mike Rispin was this year’s recipient of the association’s lifetime achievement award. (Photo submitted)

WLMHA president gets lifetime achievement award

Rispin began volunteering in 2008 when his son, Derek, started playing hockey

Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association president Mike Rispin was this year’s recipient of the association’s lifetime achievement award. (Photo submitted)
A volunteer with the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association for the past 12 years and its current president, Mike Rispin moved to the lakecity in 1991. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Rispin skates through pandemic at helm of minor hockey

“I never did plan on staying here, but I liked the outdoor activities,” Rispin said.

A volunteer with the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association for the past 12 years and its current president, Mike Rispin moved to the lakecity in 1991. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake U15 Timberwolves player Blake Pigeon looks to get loose from a Prince George U15 Cougars defender Saturday during a 5-3 Williams Lake win: the first of two games at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Later in the afternoon, the T-wolves took a second win, 6-3, improving their regular season record to a perfect 6-0. The four-team North Central District league features Williams Lake, Prince George, Quesnel and Fort St. John. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake U15 T-wolves improve to 6-0 with back-to-back wins over Cougars

The North Central District houses four teams: Williams Lake, Quesnel, Fort St. John, Prince George

Williams Lake U15 Timberwolves player Blake Pigeon looks to get loose from a Prince George U15 Cougars defender Saturday during a 5-3 Williams Lake win: the first of two games at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Later in the afternoon, the T-wolves took a second win, 6-3, improving their regular season record to a perfect 6-0. The four-team North Central District league features Williams Lake, Prince George, Quesnel and Fort St. John. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
As of Oct. 17, following an issue from provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry warning sports arenas to be more careful, mandatory masks will be required from Fridays through Sundays when visiting teams are scheduled to play at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)
As of Oct. 17, following an issue from provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry warning sports arenas to be more careful, mandatory masks will be required from Fridays through Sundays when visiting teams are scheduled to play at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)