Timbermen sit at 8-4

by Dan Marshall

The Nanaimo Timbermen are in their busiest run of the season.  

Ending on June 9th the team had played five games in a ten day span.

This past week the Tmen lost 17-12 in Coquitlam and dropped two very close games 10-8 to New West and 10-9 in Langley.

Wednesday night in Coquitlam the teams played in a track meet, scoring 29 times.

Ryan Sheridan led Nanaimo with six goals and an assist, and both Thomas Vaesen and Colton Lidstone had five points.

Colin Jeffrey made 43 saves in the contest.

Saturday the Timbermen and Salmonbellies went down to the wire at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

The Bellies broke an 8-8 tie with just over a minute left and added a late insurance goal to seal the game.

Colton Lidstone had a goal and three assists, Arthur Miller chipped in a pair of goals, and in goal Jeffrey made 31 saves.

Then on Sunday the Tmen travelled to Langley and were down 10-7, but almost rallied to tie the game late.

Both Miller and Vaesen had six point outings and Justin Geddie made 41 stops in net.

Nanaimo's heavy June schedule continues with another game June 11 versus the Victoria Shamrocks at the Nanaimo Ice Centre at 7pm.

A win for the Timbermen would raise the team up to a second place tie with the 9-4 Shamrocks.

After Tuesday's game Nanaimo gets a much deserved rest with the next game not until Saturday June 22 versus Langley.