Timbermen at 4-2 with schedule about to pick up

by Dan Marshall

The Timbermen played two of the WLA's best teams back to back last week with games in New West and at home to Maple Ridge.

Nanaimo lost 14-6 to the Bellies on Thursday, despite two goals and an assist from Chase Fraser in his return to the lineup and a goal and two assists from veteran Colton Clark.

Both Mike DeGirolamo and Charles Claxton split time in net facing a combined 50 shots.

The game was tied 2-2 after the first period but New Westminster outscored the Tmen 7-2 in the second period and 5-2 in the third.

Saturday was a different story with Nanaimo going up 6-3 after 20 minutes and never looking back in an 11-6 win over the Burrards.

Colton Clark led the attack with two goals and three assists while Sean Tyrell, Jon Phillips, and Conrad Chapman also scored twice.

Charles Claxton had a great game with 41 saves on 47 shots.

At the end of the weekend the Timbermen were in a tie for fourth place in the WLA with eight points and a 4-2 record.

Nanaimo has played the fewest games in the league, but the next two weeks will be incredibly busy.

This week there are games in Langley Wednesday, Coquitlam Saturday, and at home to Burnaby on Sunday June 30.

The week after the Tmen will host Victoria July 4, Maple Ridge July 6, and Coquitlam July 7.