Timbermen Triumph Over Burrards
The Nanaimo Timbermen delivered a commanding performance as they triumphed over the Maple Ridge Burrards with a resounding 8-5 victory at Cam Neely Arena. In a game that saw both teams firing 46 shots on goal, the Timbermen showcased their offensive prowess to secure a well-deserved win.
Near the end of the first period, the Timbermen's Jerrett Smith lit up the scoreboard to tie the game, providing a much-needed spark for his team going into the intermission. Smith's two-goal performance throughout the game earned him the third star of the match, highlighting his impact on the outcome.
Ryan Jones of the Burrards notched a goal and contributed two assists, demonstrating his effectiveness in orchestrating the Maple Ridge offense. Jones' contributions earned him the second star of the game, despite his team falling short in the end.
The Timbermen's goaltender, Justin Geddie, played a pivotal role in their victory, delivering a stellar performance between the pipes. Geddie's remarkable 41 saves showcased his exceptional reflexes and positioning, earning him the first star of the game.
As the final buzzer sounded, the Nanaimo Timbermen celebrated a hard-earned victory, improving their season record to 2-2. With the win, they now sit in the fifth spot in the Western Lacrosse Association standings. The Maple Ridge Burrards, now at 2-1, find themselves in fourth place.
Looking ahead, the Timbermen will aim to build on their recent success as they prepare to host the Coquitlam Adanacs at the Frank Crane Arena on June 9th. Meanwhile, the Burrards will look to bounce back from this defeat when they hit the road to face the New Westminster Salmonbellies at the Queen's Park Arena on June 8th.