BCJALL leading scorer Lumb highlights Tmen 2019 draft picks

by Dan Marshall

The Nanaimo Timbermen added 11 players to the organization in the 2019 WLA draft on Thursday.

Headlining those picks is 2018 BCJALL leading scorer Braylon Lumb from the Victoria Junior Shamrocks.

The right hander had 103 points in 21 games for the Jr. Rocks. 

In his junior career the Victoria native had 206 points in 64 games.

The Timbermen picked back to back in round two adding Dylan Foulds from the Minto Cup champion Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs.

Foulds (as well as Lumb) was a first team all-star in 2018 as he split time with the Port Coquitlam Saints and the A’s.

The Port Coquitlam product ended with the most points on the Adanacs with 96, and was also the club’s leading playoff scorer with 28.

Victoria Jr. David Byrne was taken 12th overall and should bolster what’s already a very strong Nanaimo defense.

Byrne also chipped in 16 points in 18 games in 2018.

In the third round Nanaimo chose right hander Eddie Smith of the Jr. Shamrocks and former Jr. Timbermen defender Liam Young who finished last season in Coquitlam.

The rest of Nanaimo's picks were Jake Mickelson, Brad Phillips, Chris Benedict, Brady Georget, Riley Taylor, and Taylor Martin.

Nanaimo's opening weekend schedule has been set.

The Timbermen will open 2019 on Friday May 24 in Victoria.

Then the Tmen will host the Salmonbellies in the home opener on Sunday May 26.