The Nanaimo Timbermen junior B lacrosse team earned its first win. Just as importantly, the T-men are figuring out how to play with each other.
The city’s Pacific North West Junior Lacrosse League team (1-3) defeated the Campbell River Ravens 8-5 on the road Tuesday.
“We started working together as a team, finally,” said Matt Rinas, coach of the junior B Timbermen. “We’re starting to jell as a group.”
He saw indications of that at both ends of the floor, he said. Nanaimo’s defence wasn’t drawn out of position, and on offence, there was good ball movement.
The team got strong goaltending from Bronson Brucker and Travis Mickelson and Connor Morgan had two-goal games.
GAME ON … The junior B Timbermen visit the Westshore Bears tonight (May 17) and then host the Ravens on Wednesday (May 23) at 7:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.