Senior B Timbermen will be rebranded

The city’s West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association club opens training camp today (April 4) at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Another lacrosse season will bring a new name, but the same high expectations for the senior B Timbermen.

The city’s West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association club opens training camp today (April 4) at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

The DBL Timbermen will no longer be known by that moniker, as the team is in search of a new title sponsor.

Shawn Swanson, the general manager of the senior B team, expressed nothing but gratitude for DBL’s longtime financial support.

“There was quite a few years there where they carried the team,” he said.

He hopes another business will see the value in backing Nanaimo senior B lacrosse.

“It’s pretty big for a company to be seen as a community sponsor and also getting their name out there,” Swanson said.

The GM said he’s as excited about this month’s camp as he’s ever been at this time of year because of his expectations for the 2013 senior B Timbermen. Swanson said the team will have as many as 21 returning players, in addition to some new recruits. The mix of veteran leadership and excitement for a new season could make for a productive camp.

“Everybody’s expected to be in shape, but it’s very hard to get into lacrosse shape until you actually start playing,” Swanson said. “So the first session or two we’ll probably be focused on stick skills and just getting your legs under you.”

LACROSSE TALK … For information about trying out for the senior B Timbermen or sponsoring the team, please contact Swanson at 250-619-8680.

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