Timbermen face rival Shamrocks

The senior A Nanaimo Timbermen are mired in a losing streak, but maybe a matchup against the Victoria Shamrocks will be the right tonic.

The senior A Nanaimo Timbermen are mired in a tough losing streak, but maybe a matchup against the Victoria Shamrocks will be the right kind of tonic.

The last-placed T-men host the first-placed Shamrocks tonight (July 14) in Nanaimo. It’s the third and final meeting between the two Western Lacrosse Association rivals after the Timbermen swept the Shamrocks on the opening weekend of the season, winning by scores of 8-6 and 12-9. Nanaimo hasn’t won since, losing 10 straight, while Victoria has gone in the opposite direction, posting an 11-1 record since those first two losses.

Nanaimo is coming off a 15-6 road loss to the Coquitlam Adanacs on Saturday night on the mainland.

Eli McLaughlin led the T-men with a hat trick and two assists in that one, while Cody Bremner, Brody Eastwood and Randy Jones had a goal and two assists each. Zak Boychuk and Pete Dubenski split time in the crease as shots were 50-44 in favour of Nanaimo. Matthew Dinsdale led the Adanacs with a five-goal performance.

GAME ON … The Timbermen and Shamrocks face off tonight at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for children 12 and under.