Timbermen will play hard till it’s over

The T-men (5-10) are still in seventh and last place in the Western Lacrosse Association, but they definitely have a heartbeat.

The Nanaimo Timbermen have demonstrated again and again that there’s still fight left in them.

The city’s senior A lacrosse team defeated the Maple Ridge Burrards 10-9 in overtime Sunday to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. The T-men (5-10) are still in seventh and last place in the Western Lacrosse Association, but they definitely have a heartbeat.

“If the stars are aligned, we might sneak into that fourth spot,” said Kaleb Toth, the team’s coach. “So that’s what we’re hoping. But we can only take care of ourself and let everybody else do their own thing. Hopefully if we just take care of business, things will fall into place.”

With three games left, the T-men are six points back of the third-place Burnaby Lakers and four points back of the fourth-place Burrards.

Toth said he hopes his guys will sustain the effort they’ve been exhibiting all season long.

“The guys are playing hard and there’s a lot of pride in our dressing room,” said the coach.

GAME ON … The Coastal Windows Timbermen visit the Coquitlam Adanacs on Saturday (July 20) … There is one home game left in 2013; the T-men host the Burrards on July 27 at Frank Crane Arena.

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