The Nanaimo Timbermen added an all-star to the roster. Now they just need to find a way to get him in the lineup.
The senior A Coastal Windows Timbermen acquired Cory Conway from the Coquitlam Adanacs on Thursday in exchange for first- and second-round draft picks over the next two years.
Conway is a star in the Western Lacrosse Association, as his 82 points in 17 games last summer were second only to Nanaimo’s Scott Ranger.
Conway would give his new team a potent stable of right-handers if he joins Ranger and Kaleb Toth in T-men colours. But as of Friday, there was no confirmation that he will report to Nanaimo. Timbermen general manager Earl Nicholson said he last talked to Conway a week before the trade.
“He was hesitant, let’s put it that way. We’ve got a little work ahead of us,” Nicholson said.
“It’s a little bit of a risky move but at the same time, he’s one of the high-end players in the league … When a player like that’s available and he’s an Island kid, it merits the chance that we’re taking. We’re quite confident that in the end, we’ll get him here.”
Timbermen coach Art Webster said Conway would add a lot to the offence.
“He brings us more depth to that right side and he’s a proven ball player in this league,” Webster said. “The more weapons that you put on the floor, it makes it harder to defend just one person.”
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