The Williams Lake Midget Female Timberwolves played a very even series of games during the weekend versus the Western Washington Wild.
“The Wild is a team based in Everett, Wash. and are a U19 program featuring players from Seattle and the surrounding area,” T-wolves head coach Roy Call said. “Our local girls were looking to play some challenging games prior to provincials on Vancouver Island March 19-23 and the series accomplished exactly that for both teams.”
Game one wound up a scoreless draw where Timberwolves goaltender Tamara William registered her fifth consecutive shutout.
“[We] had some penalty trouble taking seven minors to Seattle’s three,” Call said.
In game two the Wild pulled off a 4-2 win. Scoring for Williams Lake were Katya Leverman and Faith Myers.
The loss also proved costly to Williams Lake when a hard drive to the net resulted in the Timberwolves’ leading scorer, Brooke Call, suffering a broken collar bone that will likely end her season, leaving the remaining four defenders finding ways to play extra minutes.
The last game Sunday saw William back between the pipes for the T-wolves facing Seattle’s 1997-born starter.
“Goals against these two tenders were again hard to come by and the result was the best game of the series,” Call said.
Leverman scored midway through the first, and the lead stood up until early in the third period when the power play finally broke through and netted the tying goal for the Wild.
“The series was tremendously successful for both teams and, although the Wild have players up to 20 years of age, our local players were able to compete and use the challenge to improve,” Call said.
The T-wolves will now play a pair of games to stay sharp before provincials in Parksville.
“The season has been a tremendous success so far and with the great mix of players born from 1997 to 2001 on this team the future of female hockey in the lakecity has a tremendous upside,” Call said.