The 2018 Provincial Champion Nanaimo Timbermen finished the season in third place after a pair of losses in key games this weekend, the latest a 9-7 road defeat at the hands of the Coquitlam Adanacs. The teams were tied at two after one period, but the Timbermen trailed 7-6 after two periods, tied the match at seven with under 13 minutes to play but could not respond to two Adanac tallies in the final 12 minutes. The Adanacs outshot the Timbermen 50-38, with Nick Patterson stopping 41 shots in net and six players picking up a pair of points to lead scoring. Saturday evening on home floor, Nanaimo fell 14-3 to the first place Ladner Pioneers. The Timbermen trailed 6-0 heading into the first intermission and despite keeping shots close over the evening (Ladner having 49 to Nanaimo's 44) could not claw their way back into the contest. Corey Shires (1G, 2A) led the attack offensively, while Patterson and Cody Cook shared the net and stopped 35 shots.
We now face the Royal City Capitals in a best-of-3 quarter-final playoff series. Game 1 goes Thursday, July 18th at Frank Crane Arena (7:00pm face-off), with Game 2 the following night in New Westminster. Game 3, if necessary, is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st back at Frank Crane Arena (4:30pm face-off).
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Timbermen Take Silver Medal at National Championship
The Nanaimo Timbermen came ever so close to bringing BC its first Presidents' Cup since 2004, but it was the 2016 and 2017 champion St. Albert Miners who came away with a 10-8 overtime win to claim the top prize in senior B lacrosse Sunday September 2nd. It was the first time since 2009 that a team from BC played in the national championship gold medal game.
The tournament host and Provincial Senior B Lacrosse Champion Timbermen went 5-2 in round-robin play and then defeated the Oakville Titans 10-3 in its semi-final match to move on to final, played in front of a big crowd at Frank Crane Arena.
Timbermen 2018 WCSLA, Provincial Senior B Champions
The Nanaimo Timbermen are the 2018 WCSLA and Provincial Senior B Champions after winning their best-of-3 final series with the Ladner Pioneers two games to one, taking Games 2 and 3 both in overtime. The T-men now proceed to host the 2018 CLA Presidents' Cup. The previous time Nanaimo was at the Presidents' Cup was in 2015, and the franchise won the cup in 1966 and 1969 as the "Nanaimo Luckies".
The Timbermen finished the 2018 season as regular season champions and defeated the island rival Victoria Wolves 3-1 in the best-of-five semi-final to advance to finals.
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