The Nanaimo Timbermen novice intermediate team got a round of applause for a big tournament win this month.
The squad won the Travis Bateman Memorial Lacrosse Tournament in Victoria over the long weekend, defeating the Saanich Tigers 7-4 in Sunday’s gold-medal game.
Zach Giszas scored a hat trick and Jesse Dezeil and Luke Ory scored two goals each. Colby Bowman was the winning goalie.
The team got back to Nanaimo in time to be honoured during intermission of that night’s Western Lacrosse Association game at Frank Crane Arena.
Peewee team takes silver
The Nanaimo Timbermen peewee C team was second best at a Victoria tournament, but first in sportsmanship.
The lacrosse team took silver at the Captain Cook Tournament May 11-13 after falling to the Peninsula Warriors in the final.
Game MVPs for Nanaimo were Christien Harris, Roland Churchill, Eoin Murphy and Aidan Jones.