The National Hockey League stars of the future were putting their skills on display this past weekend at the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Novice Tournament Feb. 7-9.
With an Olympic-themed tournament, 10 teams took to the ice at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex beginning Friday evening.
Six local Williams Lake teams — Williams Lake Teal Steel, Williams Lake Silver, Williams Lake Red Warriors, Williams Lake Oranage Smashing Pumpkins, Williams Lake Blue Bombers and Williams Lake Yellow Killer Bees — joined two teams from Prince George, and teams from 100 Mile House and Vanderhoof for three-day event.
Under BC Hockey rules first-, second- and third-place results are not handed out at the novice level in an effort to make the game more fair and fun for young seven- and eight-year-old players starting out in the sport.
However, it’s safe to say all the Williams Lake teams put forward an exceptional effort for proud parents, coaches, family and friends.