Peewee Bears play up a tier and make the other teams sweat

Teams solidified as 2017/2018 hockey season gets underway at icebreaker tournament in Williams Lake

If this past weekend was any indication, the Vanderhoof Peewee Bears are going to have a season of competitive hockey ahead.

The Williams Lake Peewee Timberwolves hosted an icebreaker tournament at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Saturday where all teams had tight match-ups.

Friday evening, the T-Wolves held a close win over the Quesnel Thunder.

On Saturday morning the Vanderhoof Bears, a Tier 3 team invited to participate, proved to give the Williams Lake T-Wolves a run for their money with a 6-6 tie. Later that evening the Bears lost 8 – 2 to Quesnel Thunder and the early morning Sunday game the Bears lost narrowly to P.G., finishing 11 – 8 to the Cougars.

Coach Jason Kadonaga says “It was a great icebreaker tournament to start the season. The team showed a lot of heart coming back from an 8 – 1 deficit in the game against P.G.”

“Lots of good things came out of the weekend, a few things to work on but a great place to build from” says Kadonaga.

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Williams Lake Peewee Timberwolves goalie Luke Erlandson fends off an offensive attack from the Vanderhoof Bears Saturday during an icebreaker tournament at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Saturday. Black Press photo

Garrett Schlamp #17 for the Vanderhoof Bears, a Tier 3 team who did a great job staying competitive against the other Tier 2 Peewee teams Saturday during an icebreaker tournament hosted by the Williams Lake Timberwolves. Black Press photo

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