Coastal Timbermen try to fix little things

The Nanaimo Timbermen will be trying to get back to basics today (June 20) as they travel to play the New Westminster Salmonbellies.

Teams in the Western Lacrosse Association aren’t going to win many games if they don’t have their fundamentals down pat.

The Nanaimo Coastal Windows Timbermen will be trying to get back to basics today (June 20) as they travel to play the New Westminster Salmonbellies at Queen’s Park Arena.

The senior A T-men are coming off a 9-6 loss to the Coquitlam Adanacs this past Sunday in which they hurt themselves with some fixable mistakes.

Kaleb Toth, the team’s coach, said his guys have looked better on special teams lately but he sees other areas of concern.

“We’ve just got to work on the little things. Work on catching the ball, passing the ball…” said Toth. “Five-on-five play offensively, we need to get a little better so we’ll practise that, we’ll practise D plays and hopefully those mistakes from missing passes and dropping balls don’t happen.”

Paul Brebber, T-men forward, said the little mistakes add up.

“That’s why we’re falling short,” he said. “A lot of games are really close.”

GAME ON … Tonight’s tilt is the start of a home-and-home series against the Salmonbellies. Nanaimo hosts New West on Sunday (June 23) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena.

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