Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen player Colton Lidstone drives to the net during his team’s 11-10 win over the Langley Thunder at the Cowichan Arena on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Junior A Timbermen to take on unbeaten Adanacs

Nanaimo hosts Coquitlam for back-to-back games at Nanaimo Ice Centre

The junior A Nanaimo Timbermen are near the top of the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League with a 6-1 record, and now they’ll see where they stand with games against the league’s best team. The junior T-men host the undefeated Coquitlam Adanacs on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1, at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Dave Bremner, coach of the junior A Timbermen, said his team has made some adjustments in anticipation of taking on the defending champions, knowing that the Adanacs have a talent level beyond what the T-men have faced so far.

But Nanaimo has a lot going for it, too, with a more skilled team this year, a more physical defence and belief shared by coaches and players.

“Basically what we’ve done is we’ve found a way to win those games that we lost last year…” Bremner said. “It’s such a neat feeling for these kids to get these results that they deserve from all the hard work they’ve put in.”

The culture around the team has changed, the coach said.

“These kids want to be Nanaimo Timbermen; they love playing for the Nanaimo Timbermen and that’s the biggest attribute that we have is that they want to be here,” Bremner said.

The T-men won both their games last weekend, beating the Langley Thunder 11-10 in Duncan and then beating the Port Coquitlam Saints 12-11 on the road.

In the first game, Thomas Vaesen completed a hat trick with four minutes left for the winning goal, and finished with six points. Ryan Sheridan had two goals and three assists and Justin Geddie made 37 saves.

The next day, Kyle Dawson scored his hat trick goal with five and a half minutes left to lift the Timbermen to victory. Vaeson scored four goals and Will Johansen and Levi Verch had two each. Colin Jeffrey and Geddie split time in the crease.

GAME ON … This Friday’s game against the Adanacs is a 7 p.m. faceoff at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, while Saturday’s game at the NIC starts at 4 p.m.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Infrastructure upgrades about to get underway on Bowen Road

Nighttime road work to start next Monday, June 8, between old Island Highway and Labieux Road

Resiliency program set up to help Island tourism through ‘grim’ times

Tourism Vancouver Island CEO says 23-25 per cent of tourism businesses may shut down permanently

Column: Vulnerability to global disasters is our own making

For many, needs of the moment take precedence over concerns about sustainability, notes columnist

House burns in Harewood, three people displaced

Dog unaccounted for after house fire Sunday evening

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Island community

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean parade trucks taken off the road

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School pioneers thermal imaging in school reopening

Private school is first in B.C. to use new tech post-COVID-19

Most Read