Lacrosse season ends for juniors

The junior Timbermen fell short of the playoffs, but were competitive most of the way through the season.

Nanaimo’s B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League club concluded its regular season this past weekend with a 14-9 win over the Port Coquitlam Saints at Frank Crane Arena on Saturday followed by a 17-12 road loss to the Burnaby Lakers.

The visitors wanted to go to run time in the third period Saturday, but T-men coaches ensured that their graduating guys got full value in their last-ever junior game in Nanaimo.

Corey Shires scored six goals and added three assists, Mitch Parker had a hat trick and two helpers and Darrin Wilson added two and two. Jeremy Roe, Alex McDougall and Dane Sorensen also scored and Matt Zeller earned the win.

In the next day’s loss, Cody Short had a hat trick and two assists, Shires and Parker each had two and two and Cole Kryworuchka, Travis Mickelson, Dane Sorensen, Owen Barker and Del Donnelly were the other scorers.

The team’s graduating players are Shires, Parker, Mickelson McDougall, Donnelly, Nick Sanderson, Andrew Miller, Taylor Raiche, James Smith and team captain Brett Fleming.

Nanaimo’s 8-12-1 record was its second best in franchise history, just one win shy of its 9-12 mark from 2010.

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