Pair of young players excited about being drafted by Timbermen

Paul Brebber battles against the Victoria Shamrocks in BCJALL play. (Photo: Greg Sakaki)
Paul Brebber battles against the Victoria Shamrocks in BCJALL play. (Photo: Greg Sakaki)

Paul Brebber grew up in Nanaimo, played his minor and most of his junior lacrosse in Nanaimo, and now has a chance to begin his senior career in Nanaimo as well. Brebber was the Timbermen’s first pick (and 16th overall with the second pick of the third round) in the Western Lacrosse Association’s draft last week. Staying in his home town for summer lax seems only natural for the 6′1, 195-pound Brebber, who is currently in Louisville, Kentucky as a freshman at Bellarmine University. ”I’ve always watched them growing up and I’ve played with them a few times, getting called up, so I have some experience there and some in roads. I know quite a few of the guys on the team, so it’s nice to stick with the guys I know,” Brebber told Canada.com.

T’Men GM Earl Nicholson said they had been hoping to get Brebber and even tried to trade up into the second round to make sure they could, so they were thrilled he was available when their pick came up. “He’s a local kid, he’s just got a solid two-way game,” Nicholson said. “He’s coachable and he’s everything that you’re looking for when you’re trying to add a piece.”

Later in the draft, Nanaimo selected Adam Bakular-Evans, making him the first product of the Comox Valley Lacrosse Association to be drafted by the WLA, according to the Comox Valley Echo. Bakular-Evans, who is at Lake Erie College in Ohio, was a teammate of Brebber with the Junior Timbermen.

Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at stamplax@hotmail.com.

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