The Nanaimo DBL Timbermen are in the upper echelon of B.C.’s senior B lacrosse teams, but it will take more winning results to stay there.
The city’s West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association team (9-6) has a busy weekend coming up, hosting games at the Nanaimo Ice Centre against the Royal City Capitals on Saturday (June 7) and the Valley Rebels on Sunday.
The Timbermen have won both their meetings this season against the Caps (5-9) but have lost twice to the first-placed Rebels (11-2).
Nanaimo had a break in the schedule over the long weekend after defeating the North Shore Indians 18-5 last Thursday at the NIC. In that game the home team wasn’t really tested, as it built up a 12-1 lead after 20 minutes, made it 17-1 after 40 minutes, and then coasted. WCSLA leading scorer Jon Diplock had three goals and three assists for the DBL T-men in that one, with Joey Fendick and Ryan Forslund also posting hat tricks. Tyler Archer had a pair of goals, Ben Stebbins had a goal and five assists and Gabe Sutherland had a goal and four helpers. Other scorers were Ryan Clark, Ryan Dietterle, Evan Benham, Brent Holness and Matt Maughan. Goalie Trevor Good needed to make only 18 saves for the win.
GAME ON … Saturday’s game against the Capitals is a 7 p.m. start, as is Sunday’s matchup with the Rebels. Admission is $7.