Timbermen on a roll at 6-1

by Dan Marshall

The Timbermen are coming off an incredibly busy week, but they find themselves at 6-1 and in a tie for second place in the BCJALL.

Nanaimo suffered their first loss last Wednesday in Duncan with a 15-8 setback to their island rivals the Victoria Shamrocks.

Colton Lidstone led the attack with two goals and three assists, while Colin Jeffrey made 36 saves in net.

But the Tmen responded in a big way when they went back to Duncan on Saturday.

Nanaimo won a tight back and forth game 11-10 over the Thunder. 

Thomas Vaesen notched three goals and three assists in the win, and Ryan Sheridan had two goals and three assists.

Justin Geddie was solid in net with a 37 save outing.

The Timbermen erased a 10-9 deficit late in the third with goals from Kyle Dawson and the eventual game winner by Vaesen.

Sunday the team remained hot, this time with a 12-11 road win in Port Coquitlam.

Kyle Dawson broke an 11-11 tie with a power play marker with five minutes to go to earn the win.

Vaesen and Lidstone were offensive leaders again, Vaesen with four goals and an assist and Lidstone had four assists.

Jeffrey and Geddie split the goaltending duties in the victory.

Next up the Tmen have a double header with the 8-0 Coquitlam Adanacs Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 4:30pm at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.