Tomahawks hope for next season turnaround

Player commitment, low attendance needs to be improved, says team leader

Lac la Hache Tomahawks goalie Willie Sellars says the organization has to figure out ways of boosting attendance numbers and getting more commitment from players next season.

The long fruitless grind of the 2015-16 Central Interior Hockey League season has come to an end for the Lac la Hache Tomahawks.

The local senior men’s hockey club was eliminated by the Quesnel Kangaroos in the first round of the East Division playoffs, 9-5 on Jan. 30 and 6-5 in overtime on Jan. 23.

While the team had a full squad and was competitive in their post-season losses, the regular season was definitely a struggle for the winless Tomahawks, says goalie Willie Sellars.

It was a tough season because of low fan attendance and also a lack of player commitment,” says Sellars, whose 580 saves was by far the most of any goalie in the CIHL this season.

We will be rethinking our approach next year because of the low attendance numbers showing up at Lac La Hache and the player commitment over the course of the long season. Our core group has been great, playoffs were great, but through the season we really struggled to ice a competitive team every game.”

Team captain Robin Gilbert led the Tomahawks in points with 16. Wilfred Robbins and Ryan Conlin had 10 each.

The organization is always looking for volunteers and players from the area, Sellars adds.

Anyone looking to play competitive hockey can email him at




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