DBL Timbermen host Ladner Pioneers

It’s one of the most long-standing rivalries in Nanaimo sports, and on Saturday (July 9) it takes centre stage.

The Nanaimo DBL Timbermen face off against the Ladner Pioneers in West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association action. The T-men (6-5) and the Pioneers (8-2) are two of the contenders in the league this year, as usual. The Pioneers won the first meeting between the teams 14-8 on the mainland back in May.

“When we went over there last time we got off to a crummy start, they started piping it up, same old stuff and that started it,” said Roger Dubyna, coach of the DBL Timbermen.

Both teams are capable of a fast-paced skill game, and don’t necessarily need to resort to the rough stuff.

“We’ve tried to tone that down a bit and be more sensible and not spend all our time trying to kill penalties,” Dubyna said. “We’re doing a much better job of that.”

GAME ON … The Timbermen and Pioneers are scheduled to face off Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Tickets will be available at the door.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Blending music and poetry
School of biz for BSS grad
Whalers’ Laplante leading province
Third attempt to reach sunken aborted; Another attempt planned
Today is National Canadian Film Day
Hip hop artist finds inspiration in overcoming troubled past
Rebecca Roux is a rising star
Coffee House opener: Fraser Union
A good book is always a welcome holiday gift...

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.