Coastal T-men hang on for OT win

The Nanaimo Coastal Windows Timbermen senior A lacrosse team defeated the Maple Ridge Burrards 10-9 in overtime Sunday on the road.

As long as the T-men still have that chance at a playoff spot, they aren’t about to quit.

The Nanaimo Coastal Windows Timbermen senior A lacrosse team defeated the Maple Ridge Burrards 10-9 in overtime Sunday on the road.

Nanaimo led 5-0 after one period but got outscored 5-1 in the third period to surrender the lead.

Blake Kenny’s marker with two minutes left in OT held up as the winner.

“The guys, they kept battling, defence stayed strong, [Zak] Boychuk played good and the offence finally were able to score a goal there,” said Kaleb Toth, the team’s coach.

At the final buzzer, the teams let off some steam with a bit of a brawl.

“Just two emotional teams that had played two hard games in two nights,” Toth said. “Sometimes tempers flare.”

Cody Bremner led the Timbermen offence with three goals and three assists, Jimmy Delaney had two and two and Jake Emms also scored twice. Doug Langlois and Myles Kenny also tallied. Boychuk made 38 saves.

The night before, the T-men came out on the wrong end of an overtime game, 8-6 against the Langley Thunder at Frank Crane Arena.

The outcome spoiled a 56-save effort from Boychuk. Langlois, Myles Kenny, Delaney, Bremner, Chris O’Dougherty and Paul Brebber scored in that one.

The T-men visit the Coquitlam Adanacs on Saturday (July 20).