Timbermen try to maintain effort level

The senior A Nanaimo Timbermen know if they play their best, that will usually be good enough.

The senior A Nanaimo Timbermen know if they play their best, that will usually be good enough.

The Coastal Windows Timbermen (3-4-2) are coming off a 9-6 overtime loss to the New Westminster Salmonbellies this past Sunday at Frank Crane Arena. The T-men felt they put forth a solid 60-minute effort against the first-placed ’Bellies. Even the low offensive output isn’t much cause for concern, said Doug Langlois, T-men player.

“We were moving the ball quite a bit, we were cutting through the middle quite a lot. Sometimes you run into a hot goalie,” he said. “If we play the same as we did offensively on Sunday, we should be fine putting up quite a few goals.”

The Maple Ridge Burrards (4-6) provide the opposition this Saturday (July 2) at Frank Crane Arena. It’s an important game for the fourth-placed Timbermen, who are tied in points with the fifth-placed Burrards but have a game in hand.

“You look at the standings, between seventh and third, it’s two points difference,” said Langlois. “We’re going into every game where we have to win.”

GAME ON … The T-men and Burrards face off Saturday at 7 p.m. After that, Nanaimo visits the third-place Langley Thunder (4-5-1) on July 6.

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