Timbermen Prepare for 2018 Season; Release Schedule
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PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – The Peterborough Timbermen have begun preparations for the 2018 Arena Lacrosse League season.
Joining the league this season are the Whitby Steelhawks, bringing the league to seven teams. The Timbermen will face each opponent twice over the course of the season, which runs from late December to March.
Peterborough will begin the season on Saturday, December 30th when they visit the Paris RiverWolves. The full schedule can be found at http://www.peterboroughtimbermen.com/schedule/.
The Timbermen will again be limited to two home games at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, on January 6 and 7. The remainder of their “home” games will be played at Children’s Arena in Oshawa.
"Although it would be terrific to see the Timbermen play all seven of their home games at the Memorial Centre, we are limited to what the City of Peterborough will provide us,” said ALL president Paul St. John. “Giving the Timbermen only two dates again this season forces them to play the majority of their home games in Oshawa, making it extremely difficult to build a fan base, especially a loyal one.
"But we are excited that we can, at the very least, give the greatest lacrosse fans in Canada a weekend of Timbermen games in early January.
"Hopefully with the addition of a Jr. Timbermen program for young players, it will show the city how serious we are about growing Timbermen lacrosse here in Peterborough. It would be great to see a home playoff game here in late March if the city will open its doors for us,” added St. John.
The Timbermen are looking to improve on their 3-11 inaugural season. Many players will return and the team will be strengthened by the draft on December 2.
The league already held an expansion draft for the Steelhawks on October 25th. From the Timbermen they selected Garrett Lewis and Cody McMahon.
The Timbermen have also made a trade, sending Pat McCrory and a 2018 3rd round draft pick to Whitby for Travis Elvin, a defender who played last season for the Six Nations Snipers.
“Elvin is a young tenacious checker that plays a very physical, shut-down style,” said general manager and head coach Joe Sullivan. Elvin appeared in nine games in 2017 recording one assist. He helped the Six Nations Rivermen Sr. B team win a President’s Cup championship in 2015.
Ticket information for the Timbermen’s two home games will be released soon.
About Peterborough Timbermen
The Peterborough Timbermen are a men’s lacrosse team based out of Peterborough, Ontario and are part of the seven team Arena Lacrosse League. The Timbermen, who feature some of the best up-and-coming box lacrosse players in the world, play a 14 game regular season schedule from December through March. In 2018, they will play two home games at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, with the remaining five at Children’s Arena in Oshawa.