Tmen end June with wins over Thunder, Adanacs, and Lakers

by Dan Marshall

The final week of June was to date the busiest of the year for the Timbermen, but also the most successful.

Three games yielded three victories over Langley, Coquitlam, and Burnaby.

Then on the final day of the month, after the final game the Tmen added scoring right hander James Rahe in a trade with the Langley Thunder.

Nanaimo will have Rahe's rights for the remainder of the 2019 regular season and playoffs.

Going back to Wednesday the Timbermen needed over time to beat the Thunder 12-11.

Jon Phillips had three goals and three assists including the overtime winner.

Sean Tyrell and Brody Eastwood both had four points in the win.

Charles Claxton made 32 saves for the win.

Then on Saturday the Timbermen took a 12-10 decision in Coquitlam.

The team built up a 7-2 lead before hanging on for the victory.

Jon Phillips again led the attack with a goal and four assists.

Evan Messenger, Sean Tyrell, and Braylon Lumb each had four point games while Charles Claxton and Mike DeGirolamo split the goaltending duties.

Unfortunately 2018 Second Team All-Star Chase Fraser was forced to leave the game in the third period with an injury, hopefully an update on his condition will come in the near future.

Nanaimo wrapped up the week with a home game against the first place Burnaby Lakers.

Burnaby had an early 2-0 lead but the Tmen reeled off five straight goals to game a lead they would never give up en route to an 8-5 decision.

Colton Clark paced the attack with a goal and three assists, and captain Brody Eastwood collected a hat trick.

Charles Claxton had a strong outing with 40 saves.

The Timbermen begin July with a 7-2 record and a bevy of games coming up.

Nanaimo hosts Victoria July 4, Maple Ridge July 6, and Coquitlam July 7, with a road game in Burnaby on July 9.