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Acme Timbermen win home opener

Nanaimo Acme Timbermen player Ryan Dietterle collides with a Valley Rebels opponent during Saturday
Nanaimo Acme Timbermen player Ryan Dietterle collides with a Valley Rebels opponent during Saturday's West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
— image credit: GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

The Nanaimo Acme Timbermen were winners in their home opener, as the Valley Rebels’ tactics didn’t work.

The Acme Painting Timbermen defeated the Rebels 9-5 Saturday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre to start the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association season.

“It took the first period to get our defensive bearing, figure out where we’re supposed to be and from that point on we played really well,” said Shawn Swanson, Timbermen general manager.

The score was 4-4 after one period, then early in the second the Rebels asked for an equipment measurement on Nanaimo goalie Danny Walters. Walters was ejected, but Pat Mallough was excellent in relief.

Jon Diplock led the senior B T-men with three goals and Kyle Noble, Graeme Ross, Aaron Vanderhorst, Kyle Couling, Nick Agius and Shane Chalker were the other scorers.

"The ball movement was really good," said Swanson. "It probably could hav ebeen more like 12 or 13 if we had hit a couple of open nets."

GAME ON … Next action for the Acme Timbermen is Friday (May 10) in West Vancouver against the North Shore Indians. The team then plays at the NIC the next night, hosting the Royal City Capitals at 5:45 p.m.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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