The Nanaimo Timbermen are having problems that are getting worse before they start getting better.
The city’s senior A Western Lacrosse Association club lost back-to-back games on the weekend, falling 8-2 on Saturday to the Burnaby Lakers at Frank Crane Arena and then getting doubled up 8-4 by the Maple Ridge Burrards the next day on the mainland.
The loss to the Lakers was an ugly one, as the T-men didn’t score their first goal until six minutes into the third period with the score already 8-0 for the visitors by that point.
Jake Emms finally put the T-men on the board and Kyle Hofer added another, though the pace of the game had slowed by that stage and the Lakers had seemed to relent.
Shots ended up 43-40 for Burnaby, with Zak Boychuk tending goal for the T-men.
The next day’s game at Maple Ridge was more competitive, as the T-men led 2-1 in the second after a scoreless first period and the game was tied 4-4 with 11 minutes left before the Burrards tallied four times. Paul Brebber, Hugh Weir, Macgregor Johnston and Conrad Chapman scored for Nanaimo. Boychuk tended goal and made 37 saves in defeat.
GAME ON … The T-men (2-8-1) host the Langley Thunder (6-5) on Saturday (July 5) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. Tickets will be available at the door.