Goalie’s 61 saves not enough to win

The Nanaimo Timbermen lost 11-7 to the New Westminster Salmonbellies on Saturday and then 11-4 Sunday against the Langley Thunder.

Nanaimo Timbermen goalie Pete Dubenski makes a save on Langley Thunder opponent James Rahe during Sunday's game in the Fraser Valley. Dubenski made 61 saves but the T-men lost 11-4.

Nanaimo Timbermen goalie Pete Dubenski makes a save on Langley Thunder opponent James Rahe during Sunday's game in the Fraser Valley. Dubenski made 61 saves but the T-men lost 11-4.

The junior A Nanaimo Timbermen still haven’t run off the floor with a win, and things seem to be getting worse.

The city’s B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League team lost two more games on the weekend, 11-7 to the New Westminster Salmonbellies on Saturday at Frank Crane Arena and then 11-4 Sunday on the road against the Langley Thunder.

The T-men were badly outshot both games, 64-33 the first day and 72-22 the next. Goalie Pete Dubenski played every minute in goal, making 53 saves, then 61. (The franchise record is 71, set by Brandon Atherton in 2005. Dubenski’s 61 saves are tied for second most in franchise history.)

Nick Sanderson led Nanaimo’s offence with two goals on Saturday and Tyson Roe, Macgregor Johnston, Brett Hawrys, Brett Fleming and Alex McDougall were the other scorers.

Corey Shires had a hat trick Sunday and Mitch Parker also tallied.

GAME ON … The Timbermen visit the Victoria Shamrocks on Tuesday (June 11). Next home action is Saturday when the T-men entertain the Coquitlam Adanacs at 5 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena.

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