T-men make trades

The city’s senior A Western Lacrosse Association club announced this week the acquisition of forwards Corey Shires and Casey Jackson.

The Nanaimo Timbermen added some more homegrown talent.

The city’s senior A Western Lacrosse Association club announced this week the acquisition of forwards Corey Shires and Casey Jackson.

The T-men dealt their top pick from last year, Eli McLaughlin, and the No. 1 pick in the 2016 WLA Draft to the Burnaby Lakers in exchange for Jackson and a first-round, second-round and third-round pick.

Jackson, who is from Victoria, has 113 points in 37 career WLA games.

The Timbermen acquired Shires in a separate transaction, dealing a 2018 third-round pick to the Coquitlam Adanacs.

Shires played most of his junior A lacrosse with his hometown Nanaimo team, scoring 197 points in 56 junior games.

Shires is the second local player to join the T-men this off-season, as the club acquired Colton Clark from the New Westminster Salmonbellies in October. The Timbermen traded holdouts Brett Dobray and Quinn Mackay in exchange for Clark and two fourth-round picks.

“With these most recent transactions and the addition of [Clark], the Timbermen have added some impressive weapons on offence,” noted a club press release.

The WLA Draft will take place in February.

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