Warriors battle Timbermen in Langley

Langley has a chance to sweep the best-of-five series tonight (Aug. 11).

It’s not over yet, but the Langley Warriors look poised to win their West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association (WCSLA) championship series against the Nanaimo Timbermen.

A 6-3 win over the Timbermen Sunday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre gives the Warriors a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five set between the two teams.

Langley took the series opener by a 7-4 score Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

A victory tonight (Thursday, Aug. 11) at the LEC will give the Warriors a series sweep.

Game time is 7 p.m.

The Warriors finished the regular season strong with an 11-2 record, and swept their best-of-five semifinal series versus the North Shore Indians in three straight games.

The Warriors have been in Langley since 2009 and their ultimate goal, as it is with every senior B team, is to make it to the President’s Cup, Canada’s senior B box lacrosse national championship.

Langley – led by the league’s leading scorer Bryan Poole who racked up 80 points in 14 games during the regular season – is eager to hit the road to Leduc, Alta., where the tournament will be held this year.

But first, they’ll need to battle past Nanaimo in the playoff final.

“We’ve spent many years building our senior B program here in Langley,” said Denise Forlin, the team’s general manager and governor. “Our team is a real powerhouse this year. We’re excited to play Nanaimo for the final series of [the] playoffs.”

Nanaimo ended the regular season in second place behind Langley with a 9-4 record.

Admission to tonight’s game at the LEC is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors.

Kids under 12 get in free.

If the series goes the full five games, the Warriors and Timbermen will meet in the series-clinching fifth contest on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. at the LEC.

 

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