A best-of-three series doesn’t leave much room for error, so the Nanaimo DBL Timbermen can’t lose any more games.
The city’s senior B lacrosse team lost 12-8 to the Tri-City Bandits in Game 1 of the semifinals Monday in Port Coquitlam.
The visitors led 3-1 after the first period, but early in the second frame the Bandits accused Timbermen goalie Ray Hodgkinson of using illegal equipment. The measurement went against the T-men, the starting goalie got the boot and the Bandits took over.
Russell Thomas and Shane Chalker had two-goal games for Nanaimo and Brent Holness, Kyle Noble, Ryan Dietterle and Jon Diplock also scored.
Game 2 will be played Wednesday (Aug. 1) at 7:30 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. Game 3, if necessary, won’t be until next Tuesday (Aug. 7) in PoCo.