Timbermen stockpiling draft picks

Nanaimo will make four selections in the top 10 at the Western Lacrosse Association Draft on Wednesday (Feb. 10) in Vancouver.

The Nanaimo Timbermen are putting themselves in enviable position heading into the draft.

The senior A lacrosse club made another trade this week, swapping picks with the Coquitlam Adanacs. Nanaimo sent the No. 3 and No. 15 overall choices to Coquitlam for No. 6, No. 7 and No. 20.

Nanaimo will now make four selections in the top 10 – they also choose at No. 8 and No. 10 – at the Western Lacrosse Association Draft on Wednesday (Feb. 10) in Vancouver.

“We knew this was a strong draft, so for the last couple of years we’ve been building up some picks for it,” said Earl Nicholson, Timbermen general manager. “We see this draft as being probably four rounds deep of guys that are going to be able to step in and play right away.”

For more on the club’s strategy going into draft day, please pick up the next issue of the News Bulletin.

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