Timbermen bolster defence for 2024

by Dan Marshall

Ahead of the 2024 WLA season the Nanaimo Timbermen have scooped up four new players to strengthen their defence and transition game.

Brenden Boyle is a left handed defender fresh off a Minto Cup championship in 2023 with the Burlington Blaze. 

Timbermen President Chris Bowman said Boyle plays with an edge and will brings a tenacious work ethic to the Nanaimo back gate. 

He is currently playing Division 1 lacrosse at Marquette University.

Caleb Creasor is a teammate of Boyle's at Marquette, where he is the starting goaltender for the Golden Eagles.

Creasor is a left handed transition player who has played goal for Team Canada’s field lacrosse program and has been tabbed as a first round pick in this year’s NLL draft. 

He's described as a loose ball vacuum with great speed in transition.

Another transition add is left hander Jacob Power who plays midfield at Belmont Abbey.

He's a teammate of former Nanaimo Junior star and 2024 Senior A draft pick Riley Arsenault.

Power will add speed and scoring in the Tmen transition game and is another player who could hear his name called in the first tound of the NLL Draft.

Jackson Ganton is a right handed defender out of Alberta.

He was a sixth round pick of the Philadelphia Wings in 2023 and had an excellent rookie season.

In 11 appearances for the Wings Ganton had 37 loose balls and one assist.

Chris Bowman said the four newcomers add to an already strong back end.

“We're very excited to add another four quality players to our defense and transition group. Our team defence has been a strength for the past several years and we are confident we will have as good a back end as there is in the WLA this season.”