The Total Ice Titans U14 major prep division hockey team played a three-game home series Feb. 25-26 in Williams Lake.
The team faced the Vancouver Sharpshooters U15 team in three games, Friday morning, Friday afternoon and again Saturday morning.
They finished the series with three losses, but the games showed improvement for the Titans over the short streak.
Team manager Leslie Rowse said they knew it would be a tough series against the older, bigger Vancouver squad, but the Titans did extremely well, beating the Sharpshooters in shots on net 48-30 in of the Friday afternoon game, despite a 5-2 loss. .
Saturday morning’s game was even better to watch, Rowse said, with a tough overtime loss for the Titans going 5-4.
“It was all that was good about hockey,” Rowse said of the thrilling game, with the goaltender fired in the final moments and a good show from the home elite team.
The Total Ice Titans have just finished their regular season, ranking second in the U14 major prep division of the Hockey Super League, a private league based in Alberta. There are nine teams in their division.
They will travel to Edmonton for the championship finals this weekend.
The Titans are a team of young players, most of whom started playing together in the 2013/14 season.
Being part of the private league allows young players to continue to live at home while they play at a more elite level, something not usually possible at Williams Lake.
“It’s just a great option,” said Rowse, whose eldest son Dawson is on the team.