In Game 2, Katie Toews scored first, splitting a pair of defenceman on her way to the net, and igniting the slow-starting Williams Lake Timberwolves, whose skaters started filling the net after that for the series-clinching, 5-1 win.
In Game 1, Caitlyn Ray scored a hat trick, with Breanna Uphill, Anya Levermann and Toews also finding the back of the net for Williams Lake, which came away with the series-opener, 7-2.
It looks like 100 Mile House talent – including the play of Katya Levermann and Shian Remanente – was a big contributing factor when Williams Lake captured the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association’s midget female championship over Prince George in a best-of-three game series, Feb. 13-14.
The team is now headed to a provincial tournament in Penticton, March 16-19.
Having already accomplished one of the team’s main goals this season with the win over Prince George, Timberwolves coach Pete Montana says they are now going to the 2015 BC Hockey Midget Female Championship with a new, rather large goal in mind.
“The girls will kill me for saying this, but the third goal is to win provincials. If you’re going, you might as well win.”
(A second goal of the team was to win the championship in the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association, the coach elaborates. While the Timberwolves ended up just short in second in that league, they did amass an impressive 18-3-3 record playing in two leagues this season.)
A few months ago, Montana talked about the contributions the six 100 Mile House girls were making this year, bringing a variety of valued skills to the Williams Lake-based team.
It seems those contributions have continued to this point in their run, with a provincial title shot in the near future.
“All the players have learnt and grown over the year,” Montana adds. “I feel this is one of the better teams I’ve ever coached. I think we’ve got a really good opportunity.”