The senior B Nanaimo Timbermen won twice on a road trip to rise to the top of the standings.
The team beat the North Shore Indians 18-6 on Friday, then defeated the Langley Warriors 12-9 the next day in West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association action.
“I was very impressed with how we performed,” said Mike Maughan, the team’s coach. “Any time you get two wins on the road, back to back, is always a bonus. Nothing’s ever easy on the road.”
Saturday’s win was especially tough, as the T-men didn’t agree with how the officials were calling the game and trailed going into the third period.
“It was a little rattling for the coaches and the players, things weren’t going our way…” Maughan said. “They did manage to keep their composure and stick to what’s been successful. We know our talent’s there. The guys stuck to their guns and we got a few big goals.”
In Friday’s win in West Vancouver, Cody Boon scored six goals, Jon Diplock had four goals and four helpers, Travis Mickelson had two goals and five assists and Devon Casey had two and two. Mike Berti got his first start in goal this spring and stopped 29 shots for the win.
The next day, Boon, Diplock and Drew Miles scored hat tricks, Steve Higgs scored a pair and Nick Patterson was the winning goalie, making 36 saves.
GAME ON … The senior B Timbermen visit the Port Moody Thunder on Saturday (May 9), then host the defending-champion Tri-City Bandits on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.