The Nanaimo Timbermen don’t want to make excuses after a road loss to the Victoria Shamrocks last week.
But if they wanted to, they could point to a lack of practice time early this season in the Western Lacrosse Association.
“Playing these games back to back to back, we didn’t get a really good solid practice…” said Scott Ranger, Timbermen captain. “We’ve got a lot of things to work on. We’ll be going real hard at practice two nights [this week] and I think we need that.”
The Coastal Windows T-men identified areas that need improvement all over the floor, from goaltending, to defensive positioning, to shot selection on offence.
But Ranger said the Timbermen won’t be hanging their heads after a second-straight loss.
“Guys are disappointed; they should be,” he said. “We do have to build off the positives.”
Coach Art Webster said the Timbermen (2-3) would practise hard this week to get ready for their next action Sunday (June 10) against the Burnaby Lakers (3-1).
“We can’t go below .500,” said the coach. “We’ve got to get back home, win at home and then we’ve got to get some road wins under our belts.”
GAME ON … Sunday’s game is a 7 p.m. faceoff at Frank Crane Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for children.