The Junior A Nanaimo Timbermen haven’t won more than 3 games in the last 2 BCJALL regular seasons, and they’re tired of it. So the T-men became a mover this offseason, striking a deal with the Victoria Shamrocks to acquire 2 players for a handful of draft picks. Coming to Nanaimo are Jordan Cunningham, Dane Sorensen and a fourth-round draft pick. In return, the Shamrocks get the fifth overall pick in the upcoming midget draft (end of January) along with third-round picks this draft and next year. The message is clear, said Nanaimo GM Jon Nicholson. “We’re not standing pat,” Nicholson told the Nanaimo Daily News. “Obviously we aren’t happy with our record last year, but we do see the potential in the team and we’re trying to add pieces around that.” Nicholson said the T-men are feeling the urgency, especially for talented returning players in Mitch Parker, Brett Hawrys, Corey Shires and goalie Peter Dubenski. Even with the trade, the Timbermen expect the arrival of more young talent as they continue to hold 3 of the first 10 picks in the upcoming draft, including the No. 2 overall pick.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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