At the Pee Wee Provincials in Penticton this week, the Williams Lake Tier 2 rep team lost a heartbreaker in their opening game against Mission. Williams Lake jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after one period and were dominating the game before Mission scored two quick goals to open the second
The team exchanged goals from there until late into the third period when Williams Lake was up 6-5 with just minutes left. Mission .consecutive power plays to take a 7-6 lead late in the game.
Williams Lake then went on a five-on-three power play but could not find the net and the game ended when Mission potted a late goal to make the final score 8-6.
Scoring for Williams Lake was Dane DuBois with three goals and William Paynton, Conley Pinette and Tyler Tenning adding singles.
The T-Wolves played Trail-Rossland on Monday at 1:00pm in their second game of the championship round robin portion, which ended in a 6-6 tie. In a game they could have easily won with a few bounces, the T-Wolves peppered the Trail goalie throughout the game.
Trail scored 4 power play goals on what some might consider questionable calls or the game would have been very lopsided.
The line of Dane DuBois, William Paynton and Trey Thomas had an exceptional game. DuBois finished with three goals, Lane Wycotte scored one goal, Paynton had two goals and three assists and Thomas had a pair of assists.
On Tuesday morning at 630am the T-Wolves went up against Ft St John in game three, needing a win to keep their chances at the semi-finals alive.
Williams Lake dumped Ft St John with a final score of 8-4. Trey Thomas, William Paynton and Dane DuBois combined for 16 points in a dominating performance. DuBoise ended up with 7 points (5-2-7), Paynton had 5 points (2-3-5) and Thomas had 4 points (1-3-4).
The T-Wolves played the undefeated Penticton host team last night at 7:00pm, needed another win to ‘stay alive.’ The team already knew, however, that they could not advance to the play-offs despite their great play in the first three games. Only two teams from the five team pool could advance and mathematically Williams Lake could not, due to other results.
In the game against Penticton the team had a decent start and tied 1-1 after the first period. In the second period fatigue was very evident in the T-Wolves and Penticton piled on the goals and Williams Lake could not get anything going. The game ended in a lopsided 10-3 score. William Paynton led the team with 3 points (1-2-3) and Dane DuBois chipped in with two points (2-0-2).
The Pee Wee T-Wolves exceeded all expectations this season and had a superb year capped off with their strong showing at provincials.
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