The Nanaimo Timbermen Sr. A Lacrosse Team and Head Coach Tewanee Joseph have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately.

Timbermen President Chris Bowman said Joseph was a key piece of the Timbermen's success in an historic 2022 season.

"In 2022 the Timbermen had our best season ever making it to the WLA Finals. Tewanee was a huge part of that with his work behind the bench and in the local Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw communities. He has had a positive impact on our players and the entire organization. On behalf of the team I would like to thank Tewanee and we wish him all the best in the future."

In his tenure with the Timbermen Joseph compiled a 16-8 regular season record and a 5-4 record in the playoffs. He was also named the 2022 WLA Coach of the Year.

"The players are the heartbeat of this organization," Joseph said. "It has been my honour to go to battle with these exceptional athletes, I admire them as individuals and have the highest respect for each of them."