Juniors lose crazy game, get back at it

The Nanaimo Timbermen junior A lacrosse team played a wild game Saturday, eventually losing 15-14 in overtime to the Delta Islanders.

The junior A Nanaimo Timbermen, showcasing themselves in the Oceanside area, must have made quite an impression.

The lacrosse team played a wild game Saturday at Parksville’s Oceanside Place, eventually losing 15-14 in overtime to the undefeated Delta Islanders.

The game included a bit of a brawl in the second period but was more notable for all the offence. Nanaimo scored the game-tying goal in as dramatic a fashion as possible, as Ryan Hanna tallied with one second left in regulation to force OT.

Nanaimo’s Mitch Parker had a monster game with five goals and four assists, Brett Fleming had four goals and two assists and Brett Hawrys scored twice and added three helpers. Brady Jorgensen and Tyson Fair were the other scorers for the T-men and Pete Dubenski made 25 saves.

After that kind of night, the T-men managed only a lacklustre performance the next day on the mainland, losing 16-4 to the New Westminster Salmonbellies.

Parker scored twice and Owen Barker and Fair were the other scorers. Dubenski and Nate Clark combined to make 50 stops for the Timbermen in that one.

Last weekend’s barnburner in Parksville was the first home game for the junior A T-men, but this coming weekend is the real home opener as the team will be playing at Frank Crane Arena on Saturday (May 11) against the Burnaby Lakers.

GAME ON … The T-men (0-3) and Lakers (0-3) face off at 5 p.m. at Frank Crane. Tickets will be available at the door. For season ticket info, visit www.tmen.ca.

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