The Nanaimo Timbermen had a feeling it was all going to come down to the last weekend of the season.
The city’s senior A Western Lacrosse Association team (6-8-2) ends its regular-season schedule with a crucial home-and-home series against the Victoria Shamrocks starting Friday (July 29) in Victoria.
“If we sweep, I think we’re in a pretty good position for getting in. If we split, we’re going to need help,” said Earl Nicholson, general manager of the Coastal Windows Timbermen.
Much will depend on the out-of-town scoreboard, which the T-men will be watching closely.
What they can control are the outcomes against the Shamrocks.
“We played them tough up here, a one-goal game,” Nicholson said. “Anytime we play the Shamrocks the intensity’s going to be there.”
“The last two outings have been solid,” Nicholson said. “We’re playing really strong. [Matt King]’s back and he’s playing good in the net; we’re getting playoff-type goaltending.”
GAME ON … The Timbermen and Shamrocks play Friday (July 29) at 7:45 at Bear Mountain Arena in Victoria, then play the rematch Saturday (July 30) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. Tickets for that one will be available at the door.