Six Williams Lake teams hosted six visiting squads during the weekend for the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association Atom House Tournament.
Williams Lake’s Black Venom, Avalanche, Green Dragons, Timber Wolves, Red Raptors and Orange Cheezies welcomed the Kamloops Vipers, the Kamloops Blazers, Logan Lake Blazers, Chase Atomics, 100 Mile Blue and the Vanderhoof Grizzlies for the tournament, which wraps up later today at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.
Organizer Dena Baumann said it was a great weekend of hockey.
“There’s been some good hockey,” Baumann said. “All the games have been really close.”
While no lakecity teams qualified for Sunday’s medal games, the Williams Lake Green Dragons were the top local finisher, placing fifth after defeating the Chase Atomics Sunday morning.
Standings at the tournament were based on a 10-point system that encouraged fair play (an extra point for two or fewer penalties, and an extra point for a shutout), said Baumann.
“It was great,” she said. “The rec complex provided free pool passes for all the tournament’s players, and the Stampeders offered free admission to Saturday’s game for any tournament player wearing his or her jersey.
“The kids really enjoyed playing out of town teams. Lots of great sportsmanship.”
She thanked all the parents that volunteered their time, and local businesses who offered discounts for player prizes and for the raffle.
Lake City secondary’s vinyl printing class, taught by Andrew Hutchinson, also made stickers for all the players to take home as souvenirs.
Final standings from the tournament are as follows:
1.) Vanderhoof Bears
2.) Logan Lake Blazers
3.) Kamloops Blazers
4.) Kamloops Vipers
5.) Williams Lake Dragons
6.) Chase Atomics
7.) Williams Lake Cheezies
8.) 100 Mile Free Press
9.) Williams Lake T-Wolves
10.) Williams Lake Venom
11.) Williams Lake Raptors
12.) Williams Lake Avalanche