As our season quickly approaches we are excited for this year’s team and their quest for the coveted Mann Cup. Mark your calendars as there are some exciting things happening that you won’t want to miss.
MAY 4th – SALMONBELLES ANNUAL SEASON PICK UP
12:00pm Season ticket pick up at Queen’s Park Arena. Meet Players, who will be there signing autographs and with who you and your kids can take photos. Meet the Coaches and talk to them about this year’s team. There will be prize draws, special 125th anniversary merchandise and lots more.
MAY 22nd – SALMONBELLIES HOME OPENER
7:45pm at Queen’s Park Arena your Salmonbellies host the Langley Thunder. Always a great rivalry, always a great game. We’re recognizing Minor Lacrosse with an appreciation night to the New Westminster Minor Lacrosse Association. Give A Ways from our sponsors Boston Pizza and Remax. Come visit the Bellies store for their new line of merchandise celebrating the 125th year for the Salmonbellies.
MAY 23rd – ANNUAL SALMONBELLIES SMOKER
Smoker/Dinner. This is our annual fundraising dinner. A chance to win $4000. This event which has been an annual tradition for over 50 years is being held at the Royal City Curling Club in new Westminster Come out and support the Bellies and rub shoulders with past and present Bellies. Contact Brent MacKay for ticket information.
Geordie Dean #5 was recognized by the Vancouver Stealth at their most recent home game against the Buffalo Bandits. As the Salmonbellies go into their 2014 season celebrating 125 years, we will recognize players, coaches and individuals that have been a part of the rich history of the New Westminster Salmonbellies.
To read more about Geordie click here
The Third Annual Cops for Cancer was different this year as the New Westminster Police Department teamed up with the New Westminster Salmonbellies to do battle against the Vancouver Canucks Alumni. Record attendance combined with a great outpouring of generosity made this a night full of winners.
The Canucks won the hockey game but the Police Department and Salmonbellies left with a combined total of $6600 for their respective charities. Special silent auction items including an autographed Roberto Luongo jersey, a game worn Salmonbellies’ “Kevin Crowley” jersey, a limited edition signed Bill Ranford painting and a Molson mini fridge brought in some nice donations along with the tickets sold to see this annual event. Special thanks to all the companies that sponsored the event, the many volunteers that gave of their time and talent and especially to the players from both teams for helping to make this another successful year.
Cops for Cancer 2014
The third annual “Cops for Cancer” Hockey championship has a special twist this year. The New Westminster Police Department are teaming up with the New Westminster Salmonbellies to challenge the Vancouver Canucks Alumni at this year’s event.
Mark you calendars…Bring the entire family for a night of special entertainment, silent auction items, special prizes and a chance to watch and meet some of your favorite hockey and lacrosse players including Tanti, Rota, McLean (Kirk and Punch), Babych and Ronning.
Great cause and a Great evening…Mark your Calendars…Tickets available now and at the door. They’re going fast so be sure to get yours !
This year’s WLA Draft was held at the Langley Event Centre. Here are the Salmonbellies’ picks through all rounds of the draft.
- Reid Reinholdt Coq Jr’s 6 ft 180lb Offensive Lefty
- Brendan Ranford NW Jr’s 5ft 10″ 175lb D- Transition Lefty
- Sean Lundstrom Langley Jr’s 5ft 10″ 165lb Offensive Lefty
- Jimmy McBride NW Jr’s 5 ft 10″ 175lb D- Transition Righty
- Matt Messenger Langley Jr’s 6ft 185lbs D- Transition Righty
- Spencer England Langley Jr’s 6ft 1″ 165lbs- Goaltender
- Drew House – NW Jr’s 5ft 9″ 160lb – Offensive Lefty
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In addition we have released the following players :
Both players have been advised and we wish them well in their lacrosse careers and thank them for their years of service with the Bellies.