The Nanaimo Timbermen were trying to play catch-up most of the night, and it didn’t work.
The junior A T-men lacrosse team lost 15-10 to the Victoria Shamrocks on Tuesday at Frank Crane Arena.
Nanaimo played its rivals close in the first period, as the game was 2-1 for Victoria at the first intermission. In the second period, though, the Shamrocks outscored the Timbermen by a 7-3 margin.
“For some reason our defence went to sleep in the second and … it was catch-up from there,” said Brad Dougan, Nanaimo coach. “They couldn’t cross-check, they were just ball watching and weren’t helping our goalie out. And then we go in the third and we’re down a bunch and it’s too little, too late.”
T-men player Nick Sanderson said it’s challenging playing from behind.
“Looking at the scoreboard and you’re down the whole game, it’s hard to have your emotions staying positive,” he said.
Nanaimo’s offence showed good signs, as the power-play was particularly effective, tallying six times. Brett Hawrys led the T-men with a hat trick, Sanderson had two goals and five assists against his former team and Mitch Parker and Travis Mickelson also scored two goals apiece.
GAME ON … The T-men (1-5) visit the Port Coquitlam Saints (3-4) on Sunday (May 26).