Shawn Slaght, All Lacrosse All The Time – A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network
The Nanaimo Timbermen put up a dominant performance on Sunday night on their home floor, defeating the New Westminster Salmonbellies 12-2.
Victoria product Justin Geddie didn’t have an overly busy night between the pipes for the Timbermen, stopping 32 of 34 shots.
Meanwhile, the Salmonbellies are still searching for answers. With a line-up that includes Mitch Jones, Justin Salt, Haiden Dickson and Zach Higgins in goal, they only have two wins in their first seven games.
This game was a shooting gallery on Higgins as he faced 56 shots in the loss.
Salmonbellies shut out in the first period
The New Westminster crews just couldn’t get anything going in the first period. They only managed nine shots on goal, and Geddie stopped every one of those shots.
Coady Adamson opened the scoring for the Timbermen at 5:22. Colton Lidstone would add another at 8:37 to put Nanaimo up 2-0.
Kris Veltman rounded out the scoring at 10:16 to give the Timbermen a 3-0 advantage heading into the second period.
Jones gets New Westminster on the board
Nanaimo opened the second period with a three-goal run. Jerrett Smith scored at 1:27 and Jon Phillips found the back of the net on the power play at 2:30. Seventeen seconds later Evan Messenger would cap off the Timbermen’s sixth straight goal to make it 6-0.
Mitch Jones would finally get the Salmonbellies on the board at 9:27. Adamson would reply at 14:06 to make it 7-1 heading into the final frame.
Timbermen cap off a dominant performance in the third
Add in Adamson’s second-period goal, and the Timbermen would complete a four-goal run in the third period.
Phillips would score a pair of goals and Ethan Forgrave would add one for Nanaimo to take a commanding 10-1 lead.
Justin Salt’s shorthanded marker at 10:28 would be the Salmonbellies’ second and final goal of the game.
A power-play marker by Phillips and a goal by Taggart Clark with 26 seconds left in the game would end the dominant performance by the Timbermen.
- Jon Phillips, Nanaimo Timbermen
- Justin Geddie, Nanaimo Timbermen
- Coady Adamson, Nanaimo Timbermen
Jon Phillips, 4g 1a
Taggart Clark 1g 4a
Coady Adamson, 2g 3a
New Westminster Salmonbellies
Mitch Jones, 1g
Justin Salt, 1g
Liam McDonald, 1a
Finn Stark, 1a
Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years and has experience covering everything from junior hockey to World Cup skiing to all levels of lacrosse. He is the Saskatchewan correspondent for All Lacrosse All The Time.