Juniors aim to keep up strong play

The Nanaimo Timbermen junior A team has won three in a row, clinched a playoff berth and feeling pretty good about itself. So the team will be trying its darndest to avoid any letdown on the final weekend of the regular season.

The Nanaimo Timbermen junior A team has won three in a row, clinched a playoff berth and feeling pretty good about itself. So the team will be trying its darndest to avoid any letdown on the final weekend of the regular season.

The city’s B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League team faces the daunting task on Saturday (July 9) of playing a road game against the second-place New Westminster Salmonbellies. Timbermen coach Dave Bremner said more often than not, his team tends to rise to the occasion against the ‘Bellies and play tough.

“It’s going to be a difficult task to in but we’re riding a three-game win streak, I think it’s the first ever in the franchise, and the boys aren’t about to stop,” he said. “We’ll go into New West with high hopes and big aspirations and hopefully come out with a win.”

The next day, the T-men close out their regular season with a home game against the Delta Islanders. It’s a potential playoff preview, and the last chance to get things in order for the post-season. Bremner said trade deadline acquisition Matt Messenger, who came to the T-men from the Isles, is particularly looking forward to playing his former team on Sunday.

GAME ON … Sunday’s contest against the Islanders is a 5 p.m. start at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

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