Junior A Timbermen win lacrosse game by default

The junior A Nanaimo Timbermen won their first lacrosse game of the season as the Port Coquitlam Saints defaulted on Sunday.

It wasn’t exactly the way the Timbermen drew it up, but they’ll take the two points.

The junior A Nanaimo Timbermen won their first lacrosse game of the season by default Sunday as the Port Coquitlam Saints refused to travel across the strait to play.

“You never want to win by forfeit or default,” said Jon Nicholson, general manager of the T-men. “We were looking forward to playing. You always want to earn the two points.”

The B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League accommodated the Saints for some schedule switch-ups as members of that organization attended a memorial service Saturday for a Port Coquitlam lacrosse player who died in a swimming accident earlier this spring. The T-men agreed to move a home game to Sunday in Duncan, but the Saints didn’t make the trip.

On Saturday, the T-men lost 14-12 to the Burnaby Lakers on the mainland. Will Johansen scored six goals, Cody Clark had a hat trick, Jake Mickelson scored twice and Liam Young was Nanaimo’s other scorer.

“We weren’t able to pull it out in the end, but we fought hard and I think the boys have high spirits,” said Nicholson.

GAME ON … The junior A T-men visit the Delta Islanders on Saturday (May 14) and then play another road game Sunday against the Lakers.

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