COUNTDOWN TO GAME 16
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WLA Playoffs 2014
Victoria vs New Westminster
August 6 Wed @ Victoria 7:45pm start time
August 8 Fri @ New West *6:00pm start time
August 10 Sun @ Victoria *6:00pm start time
August 13 Wed @ New West 7:45pm start time
August 15 Fri @ Victoria *6:00pm start time
August 17 Sun @ New West *6:00pm start time
August 20 Wed @ Victoria 7:45pm start time
*Please note early start time to accommodate Ferry travel.
WLA Playoff Tickets will be priced as follows :
Sr / Student $10.00
WLA Playoff Tickets will be available starting Thursday Night July 31st at our last league game, and then afterwards Monday to Friday at Queens Park Ticket Office
10:00am to 4:00pm
With only two games left to go in the season the battle tonight in Coquitlam was for the final playoff birth for the 2014 season. Coming off a great win at Queens Park on Thursday the Bellies were up for the most important game of the regular season.
With chants of “Squish the Fish” the Bellies took to the floor at the Coquitlam Sports Complex. Thanks to some great goal tending by Alexis Buque and a lone goal from Jordan McBride #11, the Bellies found themselves down 2-1 at the end of the first period. Sluggish from the game just a couple of nights ago and some bad turnovers caused some inspiring words from Coach Goodwin and his staff in between periods.
The team listened. They responded. They came out and played Bellie Ball.
Six goals to one from Coquitlam. It was a thing of beauty. Defense shut them down. Goaltending was outstanding. The offense pinpointed the back of the net. Back to back goals from Jordan McBride #11 to complete his hat trick, a fist pumper from Martin Cummings #55, a highlight diving goal from Keegan Bal #25 and back to back cannons from Sean Robinson #28 and the Bellies left the floor with a 7-3 lead. Two goals apiece in the third with Cliff Smith #27 and Colton Clark #20 adding to the score sheet.
Keegan Bal was named the games second star while Jordan McBride was not only the games first star but was awarded the team’s Hardest Working Bellie belt by his teammates after the game.
The Bellies final regular season game is Thursday night against Maple Ridge at Queens Park Arena.
Playoffs start August 6 in Victoria. Tickets for playoff games will be available at Queens Park Arena and a playoff schedule will be posted soon.
For the complete boxscore CLICK HERE
Bellies at Adanacs July 26, 2014
Win the play and you’ll win the day. Every game a must game. The Bellies knew it and with a great crowd behind them they didn’t disappoint.
First period goals by Logan Schuss #18, Brendan Ranford #44 and Tyler Crompton #26 led the Bellies into the locker room with a 3-2 lead over the visiting Thunder.
The second period woes weren’t around tonight as the Bellies had a strong second period and found the net 5 times to Langley’s three. Goals by Jordan McBride #11, Jeff Cornwall #23, Kyle Ross #97, Colton Clark #20 and his second of the night by Tyler Crompton #26 had the Bellies u p 8-5. They continued their task of winning each period and outscored the Thunder 2-1 in the third with goals from Cory Takahara #21, his first WLA/Bellies goal and the second of the night from Jeff Cornwall #23. Alexis Buque faced 41 shots and had 35 saves for a great Bellies win.
The Bellies travel to Coquitlam Saturday night for a much needed win and to keep their playoff hopes alive.
For the complete Boxscore CLICK HERE
Bellies vs Thunder 07.24.14
Three games left. Destiny and playoff hope all in the hands of the Bellies. Quite simple. Just Win. Langley Thunder come to Queens Park on Thursday night. Bellies travel to Coquitlam on Saturday and the home finale the following Thursday against Maple Ridge. It’s time to get your red on. Home crowds do make a difference. Get behind your Bellies. Come shout your support. Bring the kids. Bring their friends. Get out your red jerseys, sweaters, t shirts, hats and come ready to help us get back into the playoffs. It’s your time.
This Thursday night we have two special guests for our ceremonial ball drop.
- Salmonbellies great and Hall of Famer .. R.G. “Bertie Houston – of New Westminster, British Columbia is one of the game¹s greatest penalty killers. Bertie was twenty-seventh on the Inter-City Lacrosse League all-time scoring list when he ended his eighteen-year, ’74 game career in 1959. With the majority of his career spent with the New Westminster Salmonbellies, with brief stops with the New Westminster Adanacs and Vancouver Burrards.
Bob Lenarduzzi President of Whitecaps FC.. Whitecaps recently announced the Whitecaps Development team will be playing out of Queens Park Stadium for 2015.
In the Suite… Dave Durante former Salmonbellies great and friends
Game Night Entertainment– Honoring Hall of Fame members — an autograph session with our Hall of Fame members that are
Post game at Clancy’s
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.
For the complete boxscore CLICK HERE