It’s one of the most long-standing rivalries in Nanaimo sports, and on Saturday (July 9) it takes centre stage.
The Nanaimo DBL Timbermen face off against the Ladner Pioneers in West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association action. The T-men (6-5) and the Pioneers (8-2) are two of the contenders in the league this year, as usual. The Pioneers won the first meeting between the teams 14-8 on the mainland back in May.
“When we went over there last time we got off to a crummy start, they started piping it up, same old stuff and that started it,” said Roger Dubyna, coach of the DBL Timbermen.
Both teams are capable of a fast-paced skill game, and don’t necessarily need to resort to the rough stuff.
“We’ve tried to tone that down a bit and be more sensible and not spend all our time trying to kill penalties,” Dubyna said. “We’re doing a much better job of that.”
GAME ON … The Timbermen and Pioneers are scheduled to face off Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Tickets will be available at the door.