Arsenault and Kozack highlight 2024 Tmen draft class

by Dan Marshall

The Nanaimo Timbermen used their two first round picks to select Junior Timbermen standout Riley Arsenault and Delta Junior Islander Keegan Kozack in the 2024 WLA entry draft.

Arsenault who also plays field lacrosse at Belmont Abbey College led Nanaimo in scoring in the BCJALL in 2023 with 80 points,

The right hander is looking forward to reuniting with ex Junior teammates like Colton Lidstone and Ryan Sheridan in the WLA.

Riley Arsenault Audio

Kozack is an offensive lefty who had 18 points in seven games for the Junior Islanders last season and is currently attending Canisius College.

Keegan Kozack Audio

For the rest of the 2024 draft the Tmen stayed local with an additional four members of the Junior A squad staying in Nanaimo colours to move up to the WLA.

Tosh Paziuk came in round two while Luke Ory was selected in the third round.

Nanaimo selected Nolan Ross with their fourth round pick and Cam Gregory in round five.

The Tmen had already used territorial picks to keep Levi Verch and Colby Bowman in the fold.

The 2024 WLA campaign is expected to get underway in late May.