There’s just one game on the WLA schedule Sunday and it might matter a lot more than people think. The Nanaimo Timbermen are at home for the third time in four nights as they host the Coquitlam Adanacs. With a win tonight, Nanaimo could jump ahead of New Westminster for a playoff spot and bump the Bellies out of the top four. The Adanacs are hoping to get their third win of the season as they are coming off a 12-6 lost to New West yesterday.
Coquitlam is led by Matt Delmonico and Carter Dickson offensively. Delmonico has 42 points for the Adanacs and in their previous meeting against Nanaimo, Delmonico had five points in the game. For the rookie Dickson, he’s got 19 points in 11 games as a member of the Adanacs. A name to watch on Sunday for Coquitlam is John Hofseth, who’s scored at least two points in the last five games.
Nanaimo’s scores an average of 9.36 goals per game, the second highest total in the WLA. Jon Philips leads the T-Men in scoring with 15 goals and 40 points as Colton Clark is just five points back of Philips. Nanaimo has lost their last two home after falling 10-5 to the Victoria Shamrocks Thursday and 9-5 to the Maple Ridge Burrards Saturday. In the last meeting between these sides, Mike DeGirolamo was replaced by regular starter Charles Claxton with a minute to go in the second period. Claxton made 20 saves in the relief appearance and has never lost to Coquitlam in his career.