From one Roe to another

Last weekend it was Jeremy. This weekend it will be Tyson.

Cowichan Valley lacrosse fans got a look at Cowichan minor lacrosse product Jeremy Roe, captain of the junior A Nanaimo Timbermen, when his team played host to the Delta Islanders at the Island Savings Centre last Sunday. His older brother Tyson will stop by the ISC this coming Sunday when the senior A T-Men play host to the Maple Ridge Burrards.

The junior A T-Men battled back to make it close last Sunday, but ended up falling to Delta 15-12. Adam Golia, another Cowichan product, scored his first goal of the season for Nanaimo, while Jeremy Roe finished with an assist and two shots. Tyson Black was a healthy scratch.

Tyson Roe, a high draft pick by the National Lacrosse League’s Calgary Roughnecks last year, will make his season debut with the senior A T-Men this weekend. Nanaimo is off to an impressive start this year, having defeated the Victoria Shamrocks in back-to-back games on the opening weekend of the season before losing to the New Westminster Salmonbellies last Sunday.

Tyson Roe is the only Cowichan minor lacrosse product on the senior A Timbermen, but area residents Myles Kenny and Hugh Weir also play for the team.

This Sunday’s game is presented by Original Joes and faces off at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and free for all children 12 and under and all Cowichan Valley Lacrosse Association players who wear jerseys.