Williams Lake Bantam Rep T-wolf Mitchell LaBossiere battles in front of the net during a 6-0 final win over Prince George Saturday.

Williams Lake Bantam Rep T-wolf Mitchell LaBossiere battles in front of the net during a 6-0 final win over Prince George Saturday.

Five times a charm for Bantam T-wolves

The Williams Lake Bantam Rep Timberwolves finally got the monkey off their backs Saturday in Williams Lake.

The Williams Lake Bantam Rep Timberwolves finally got the monkey off their backs Saturday in Williams Lake.

The T-wolves, who’ve been the runners-up in all four of their tournaments this year, saved their best for home turf at the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam Tier 2 Tournament, pulling out a win in the final and capturing a championship win.

Williams Lake hosted eight teams including Abbotsford, the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (Kelowna), Terrace, Fort St. John, Prince George, Dawson Creek and a tier 1 team from Vernon.

In their first game Friday morning Williams Lake dominated Dawson Creek but were only able to put one goal past the opposing team’s netminder, taking a 1-0 win. Williams Lake’s Griffen Outhouse handled everything thrown at him in the 1-0 win.

In game two Williams Lake took a 6-3 win over POE, scoring three goals in the final frame to put the contest on ice. Hayden Lyons earned the win in net for the T-wolves.

Game three saw Williams Lake face an unbeaten Vernon squad. Williams Lake jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, taking a 6-2 win, with Outhouse, again, earning the win.

The perfect 3-0 round robin landed Williams Lake a spot in the final Saturday morning against league rival, the Prince George Cougars.

Knowing they will be facing Prince George next weekend in the zone playdowns for a spot at provincials, Williams Lake appeared determined to come out and send a strong message to their opponents, quickly building a 4-0 lead after one period.

The T-wolves cruised the rest of the way, limiting Prince George to just a few scoring opportunities, capturing a 6-0 win. Outhouse earned his second shutout of the weekend in the contest.

The T-wolves will now compete against the Cougars this weekend in a best-of-three playoff series for a provincial berth. Games one and two are scheduled to be played in Williams Lake this Saturday, Feb. 23. Game three, if necessary, goes in Prince George Sunday.

Williams Lake Tribune

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