COUNTDOWN TO GAME 16
- Bellies vs Adanacs:
in 1 day, 13 hours, 16 minutes
Coming off a disappointing loss in Victoria and playing back to back road games two nights in a row was and is a challenge for any team. The Bellies felt they beat themselves in Victoria and were ready to prove it as they traveled to Nanaimo following their game in Victoria. They came ready to play.
The first period was one of their best all season. Offensively they were on. 6 goals in the first period from Richard Lachlan #77, Jeff Cornwall #23, two fron Brendan Ranford #44, singles from Colton Clark #20 and Martin Cummings #55. It was a clinic. 22 shots on goal to Nanaimo’s eight in the first period.
Nanaimo fought back in the second period with three goals but the Salmonbellies still found the back of the net twice with goals from Jeff Cornwall #23 and Cliff Smith #27..Matt MacKenzie #87 added the lone goal in the third period and the Bellies left the island with a 9-6 victory and remain alive for post season action.
Jeff Cornwall #23 was named the game’s second star while Brendan Ranford #44 earned his first WLA star by being named the game’s first star.
The Bellies are at home on Thursday July 24 as they welcome the Thunder from Langley.
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The last meeting between the Shamrocks of Victoria and the Salmonbellies had the making of a great comeback. The Bellies scored seven goals in the final period to come up one goal short of tying the first place Shamrocks.
Fast forward to last night at the Q Centre and the sea of green fans that support their Shamrocks and a Salmonbellies team coming off their first back to back wins and a end of season surgence towards the playoffs.
Within the first minute of play the Bellies were on the board and an early lead.. With goals from Curtis Hodgson #3, Brendan Ranford #44 (his first WLA/Salmonbellies goal) and a short handed goal by Jeff Cornwall #23 the Bellies were all tied up with the Shamrocks at the end of the first period.
And then came that dreaded second period. Victoria came out with 6 unanswered goals. The Bellies offense couldn’t find the back of the net even with throwing 14 shots on goal. A goalie change to change the momentum but in the third the Shamrocks put in four more goals and the Belles only found offense from a pair of goals from Colton Clark #20.. 13-5 ws the final score.
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Inaugural Mayor’s Cup was awarded by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
New Westminster, BC, July 17, 2014 – Saturday, July 12th Starlight Casinos hosted the 125th Anniversary Dinner of the New Westminster Salmonbellies franchise. Members of the organization’s alumni and friends came together to commemorate the team’s great history and promising future.
Gateway’s Starlight Casino property in New Westminster and their Grand Villa Casino property in Burnaby are long-time supporters of the Junior A Lacrosse teams in their respective communities. This year they made the decision to create the Mayor’s Cup. A friendly competition between the New Westminster Salmonbellies and the Burnaby Lakers in which the team that wins the season series will hoist the Mayor’s Cup!
At the celebration Randy Sears, Executive General Manager, GVRD Properties for Gateway announced the winning team. The inaugural winner of the Mayor’s Cup is the New Westminster Salmonbellies and Mayor Wayne Wright. He gets the first bragging rights over Burnaby’s Mayor, Derek Corrigan. The Salmonbellies took two of three games from the Lakers during the regular season in hotly contested games to score the big WIN! As an added surprise to the celebration, Mayor Wright and Gateway Casinos presented the “Bellies” GM Dan Richardson with a perpetual Cup Trophy and a cheque for $2,000 was given to Jack Fulton of the Salmonbellies Alumni Committee. These funds will be put towards supporting the education of young players.
“We at Gateway take great pride in supporting organizations in the communities we serve. The Salmonbellies and Lakers are integral parts of both New West and Burnaby and we are thrilled to be a partner in their success,” said Randy Sears. “and a little friendly rivalry never hurts too.” He adds. “It was great fun! And hopefully we will see the Samlonbellies finish the post season on top.”
Starlight Casino is located in New Westminster and offers the ultimate gaming experience. Featuring over 800 of the newest and most exciting slot machines, 51 table games, 6 poker tables, including 6 high limit VIP private gaming salons. Five tantalizing dining options for food connoisseurs, including the soon to open Match Eatery & Public House. All surrounded by non-stop action and free live entertainment. You can feel the excitement as soon as you walk in!
A great time was had by all those who helped organize and attend the Alumni reunion softball game, golf tourny, dinner and dance.
Special thanks to Gary McLaughlin for helping to capture the event and publish a special edition of the Salmonbellies newsletter covering the events for all to enjoy, read and remember.
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BACK TO BACK WINS
The Bellies welcomed Logan Schuss #18 back from his field lacrosse in Ohio and he thanked the Bellies fans by scoring in the first 24 seconds of a must win for their playoff hopes. As Coach Goodwin told the team prior to the start of the game….their destiny is in their own hands. Out shooting and out scoring the visiting Timbermen, the Bellies took a 6-3 lead into their locker room and never looked back. Colton Clark #20 added two goals, Richard Lachlan #77 and Tyler Crompton each #26 also contributed to the score sheet and Jake Latin #16 added his first WLA goal to the first period offensive onslaught.
The second period was much like the first as the Bellies added 5 more goals from Martin Cummings #55, Jeff Cornwall #23, Keegan Bal #25 his second of the night from Tyler Crompton #26 and his first hat trick of his Bellies career as Colton Clark #20 added to the Bellies offensive domination.
The third period was a defensive battle from both clubs and the Bellies only found the back of the net once from Tyler Crompton #26 who also completed his hat trick for the night.
Colton Clark #20 was named the games third star, Tyler Crompton #26 the games second star and Logan Schuss #18 took top honors as the games third star.
The Bellies have back to back road games next week visiting Victoria and a rematch with Nanaimo. The next home game is July 24 at Queens Park Arena where the Bellies host the Thunder from Langley.
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Bellies vs Timbermen 07.10.14