Juniors suffer pair of losses

The Nanaimo Timbermen junior A lacrosse team lost a pair of road games, including one they felt they really needed.

The Nanaimo Timbermen junior A lacrosse team lost a pair of road games, including one they felt they really needed.

The city’s B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League squad fell 15-9 on Thursday to the Langley Thunder. The result put the Thunder (6-10) ahead of the T-men (5-11) in the standings and also allowed Langley to win the season series between the teams.

Nanaimo went on to lose 18-5 to the Coquitlam Adanacs (17-0) on the road Sunday.

In Thursday’s game, Nanaimo and Langley were tied 7-7 after two periods before the home team broke the game open. Ryan Sage had four goals and two assists for the T-men and Joey Fendick had three. Matt Messenger scored a goal in his T-men debut and Glenn Foley had Nanaimo’s other marker. Devon Winter suffered the loss as shots on goal were 57-42 in favour of the home team.

On Sunday, Kyle Hofer scored a pair and Fendick had a goal and two assists. Cody Bremner and Messenger had Nanaimo’s other goals. Winter and Jamie Bellamy split time in the crease. Shots were 51-35 for the Adanacs.

GAME ON … The junior Timbermen  take on the Port Coquitlam Saints (2-15) on Saturday (July 2) on the mainland, then hosts the Burnaby Lakers (5-11) on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre … The BCJALL trade deadline is June 30.