Acme Timbermen in strong position

Nanaimo’s senior B lacrosse squad has four games remaining in which to try to clinch first and keep sharp.

Nanaimo Acme Timbermen player Cody Keating

Nanaimo Acme Timbermen player Cody Keating

The Acme Timbermen have the inside track on first place, but they still have some work to do.

The Acme Painting T-men swept back-to-back games against the Tri-City Bandits this past weekend, dropping that foe from second to third.

Nanaimo’s senior B squad has four games remaining in which to try to clinch first and keep sharp.

“We’re focused on [those games], but we’re using them as stepping stones toward the playoffs,” said Mike Maughan, the team’s coach.

He said it’s a good thing that Nanaimo faces tough teams the next couple games.

“We want to keep building,” Maughan said.

Cody Keating, alternate captain, said the team can continue to fine-tune over the remaining regular-season games.

“We’re going to take it day by day but playoffs are definitely in the back of your mind,” he said.

GAME ON … The Acme T-men visit the Valley Rebels on Sunday (June 29). There is just one regular-season home game remaining, July 6 at 5 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena against the Ladner Pioneers.

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