The Nanaimo DBL Timbermen made things exciting for the fans, tying the game late and then winning it in overtime.
The city’s senior B lacrosse team defeated the Royal City Capitals 12-11 on Thursday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
Things looked dicey late as the Caps strung together enough goals in the third period to pull ahead 11-10 with less than two minutes to go. At that point, an abbreviated shot clock ran out on the Capitals and the Timbermen took possession and promptly tied things up on a goal from Ryan Clark.
The teams traded chances in overtime before Ben Stebbins found some room and won it for the home team.
“We regrouped just in time,” said Mike Maughan, Timbermen coach. “The guys are proving to be pretty resilient.”
Jon Diplock led the Timbermen with three goals and three assists and Clark also tallied a hat trick. Stebbins finished with two goals and Brent Holness, Ryan Forslund and Graeme Ross were the other scorers. Gabe Sutherland had three assists and goalie Pat Mallough picked up the win in the crease.
GAME ON … The Timbermen and Capitals play a rematch Sunday (June 17) in New Westminster. Next home action for the T-men is June 23 versus Port Moody.