The Nanaimo Timbermen hope that a bye week can put an end to a tough stretch of losses.
The city’s Western Lacrosse Association team has lost five straight and now gets a chance to regroup with a 12-day break between games.
Coach Kaleb Toth said the bye week is a good thing, as it provides a chance for practice and rest, two things the T-men need.
“You need to go over a lot of things in practices and when you play a lot of games in a row … they don’t really have time off,” he said.
The coach was upset after the team’s most recent loss, a 10-7 setback against the Coquitlam Adanacs last Sunday, and said he would run the guys hard at the next practice. At the same time, he said, there needs to be balance.
“I want to make it fun, but I’ve also got to stress the urgency, so we’ll have good, hard practices,” Toth said. “We’ll see how the pace is and we’ll see how they react and let’s go from there.”
GAME ON … Nanaimo’s next game is June 27, when the league-leading New Westminster Salmonbellies visit Frank Crane Arena for a 7 p.m. faceoff. Admission to Timbermen home games is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for kids 12 and under.