The Nanaimo DBL Timbermen have been able to beat some of the league’s best teams, but they’re still working to find consistency.
The city’s senior B lacrosse team will need to bring two strong efforts this week to earn points in the standings, as it plays back-to-back nights Friday (June 22) and Saturday.
On Friday the DBL T-men (6-6) travel to Abbotsford to face the Valley Rebels (9-2) and on Saturday the Port Moody Thunder (8-1-0-1) come to the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
The Timbermen aren’t sure yet what their lineup will look like for the road game, but general manager Shawn Swanson said he expects “our top lineup” for Saturday’s home game. The Thunder have already defeated the T-men twice this season.
“We’re confident,” said Swanson. “We’ve beat the two teams around them, Ladner and Tri-City. It’s retribution. We’ll try and get a win off them.”
The Timbermen saw a three-game win streak end Sunday in New Westminster as they lost 14-8 to the Royal City Capitals. Nanaimo played too much of the game short-handed.
“We couldn’t play defence without getting a penalty,” said Swanson.
Jon Diplock and Russell Thomas scored two goals each in the loss and other scorers were Ryan Forslund, Gabe Sutherland, Rick Fields and Asahel Beaudet.
GAME ON … Saturday’s game against the Thunder at the NIC is a 5:30 p.m. faceoff.