Busy NLL Draft Day for Nanaimo Timbermen

by Dan Marshall

Five players from the Nanaimo Timbermen were selected in the 2022 NLL Entry Draft, including four in the first round.

Timbermen President Chris Bowman said it's a tremendous accomplishment for the players drafted.

"We couldn't be more proud of this amazing group of players.  Each of these young men is a top level athlete but also a high character individual.  Their talent and work ethic made them successful in our program and will only lead to bigger and better things in the NLL."

Austin Madronic was taken 6th overall by the Saskatchewan Rush. The Harvard grad was acquired by Nanaimo at the WLA in 2021.

He played his Junior lacrosse with the Victoria Shamrocks and the Tmen hope he'll make his Nanaimo debut in 2023.

Former Junior A captain Will Johansen was selected 7th by the Albany FireWolves.

Johansen just finished his first season with the Senior A squad with 16 points in 15 games.  

The Victoria product was one of the top transition threats in Nanaimo this past season.

Colton Lidstone exploded onto the scene in 2022.

Also a former Junior Timbermen, the right hander finished 11th in league scoring with 56 points.

His massive season was recognized by the Panther City Lacrosse Club who chose Lidstone 21st overall.

First year Timbermen Taggart Clark went two picks later to the Philadelphia Wings.

The son of Junior A Tmen coach Glenn Clark was a go to weapon on Nanaimo's right side with a 46 point season.

Johansen, Lidstone and Clark are not only Timbermen teammates all three were part of the field lacrosse program at Robert Morris University.

Offensive left hander Teioshontathe McComber was picked up in the third round 48th overall by the Georgia Swarm.

The 2021 Timbermen Draft pick was an offensive force with 34 points in only 12 games.

Former Nanaimo Timbermen Junior Colin Jeffrey was drafted as well.  

The current Victoria Shamrocks netminder was selected 59th overall in the fourth round by the Las Vegas Desert Dogs.