The Nanaimo Timbermen junior A lacrosse team suffered a major setback on Sunday, losing to what is supposedly the worst team in the league.
Nanaimo (3-8) fell 12-8 to the Port Coquitlam Saints (1-10) at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
“It’s not what they did, it’s what we did,” said Nirmal Dillon, assistant coach. “We just had no emotion in the game. We had a poor warmup and a lot of selfish play.”
Team captain Glenn Foley said he didn’t think his squad was overconfident against the last-placed Saints.
“We didn’t underestimate them, we just came in a little flat,” he said. “We didn’t play with enough urgency and they played a consistent game the whole night and that was their key.”
Cody Bremner and Joey Fendick had two goals each for the Timbermen and Ryan Sage, Kyle Hofer, Ethan Garland and Cory Koesdibyo had the others. Devon Winter suffered the loss in goal as Nanaimo was outshot 42-40.
LACROSSE TALK … The next game for the junior A Timbermen is Sunday (June 12) on the road against the Burnaby Lakers. Look for another photo from the weekend’s action, plus more analysis on the Nanaimo juniors later this week at www.nanaimobulletin.com.