The senior B Nanaimo Timbermen are back in the finals and as close to a championship as they’ve been in a long time.
The T-men face their rivals, the Ladner Pioneers, in the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association finals starting Wednesday (July 29) at Frank Crane Arena. The teams will play a best-of-five series.
Nanaimo was swept by the Tri-City Bandits in last year’s league final, but is more of a favourite against the Pioneers.
“We definitely feel a lot different and a lot more confident,” said Mike Maughan, T-men coach. “Last year [in the finals] we just weren’t able to pull it out when it was a tight game. Now I think our team is different and we definitely have a bit more depth scoring up front which is going to help us when it comes to tight games.”
GAME ON … The T-men and Pioneers face off Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. The series then breaks until Aug. 6 on the mainland, and Game 3 is Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. If necessary, Game 4 would be Aug. 9, and Game 5 would take place Aug. 12.