The Williams Lake Bantam Timberwolves fell just shy of reaching the final at their home tournament during the weekend.
After finishing second in their round robin pool, the T-wolves squared off with the Fort St. John Flyers to determine who would advance to the championship. There, however, the team — suffering from multiple injuries — lost 8-2.
Brendan Pigeon notched two goals in the contest, with Jax Passeri, Tyson Conroy and Justin Swan chipping in assists.
During the round robin Williams Lake beat Smithers 5-2 and Chilliwack 3-2, but were upended by Terrace, 6-3.
Pigeon (2G), Conroy, Jake Jackson and Tristan Takats lit the lamp versus Smithers, Pigeon, Conroy and Swan scored in the Terrace matchup and Swan, Pigeon and Jackson found the twine against Chilliwack.
In the final, Fort St. John edged Prince George, 4-3, to win the tournament.
Since Williams Lake lost the semifinal matchup to the eventual tournament winner, they wound up third in the tournament.
Teams at the tournament travelled from Chilliwack, Quesnel, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Smithers, Terrace and Fort St. John.
This weekend, Williams Lake travels to Prince George for its final two league games of the season and needs to win one in order to gain home-ice advantage for the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association playoffs and a bye in the first round.