Acme Timbermen stay a step ahead

The Nanaimo Acme Painting Timbermen senior B lacrosse team won both its weekend games on the mainland.

The Nanaimo Acme Timbermen were able to do some team building, and they also built on their league-best record.

The city’s senior B lacrosse club (6-1) won both its weekend games on the road, defeating the Langley Warriors on Saturday 18-12 and then edging out the Royal City Capitals on Sunday in New Westminster, 12-11.

“We’re happy that we’re getting the results,” said Mike Maughan, the team’s coach. “The two on the weekend weren’t the prettiest wins, definitely some sloppy play at times, but the guys really did a good job of buckling down and doing what was needed to get the two points.”

The Acme Painting Timbermen had to work for their two points in the Sunday contest. Nanaimo trailed in the third period before a series of late goals put them up by two. The Caps got one back, but then Nanaimo got possession and let Shane Chalker run around with the ball until time expired.

“It’s always nice for a coach to have a guy with wheels like that,” Maughan said. “They couldn’t get it off him.”

Kyle Noble had four goals in that game and Jon Diplock and Blair Pinnock had two each. The day before, Dylan Benard, Ben Stebbins, Ryan Forslund, Joey Fendick, Cody Keating, Nick Agius and Pinnock had two each. Pat Mallough was the winning goalie in both games.

The T-men had good roster numbers for the road trip, and even had to make three healthy scratches in the second game.

“It was definitely a good road trip for the boys to get together and hang out,” said Maughan.

The Acme T-men have a lengthy break before their next West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association action June 15 when they host the North Shore Indians at 6:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

“We’ll hopefully get a couple good practices and work on the things that we need to clean up still before we face some tougher opposition,” the coach said.