Bellies Make a Big Deal!

by Paul Horn

March 1, 2023 - Today the New Westminster Salmonbellies announced a major trade that will see the goaltenders for the Burnaby Lakers and the Bellies trade teams.  Eric Penney will join the Salmonbellies beginning in 2023, with long-time Billie Alexis Buque headed to Copeland Arena.  Penney and Buque are currently teammates on the NLL Saskatchewan Rush.

Also coming to the Bellies for the 2023 season is defender Patrick Shoemay.  Shoemay is an up and coming member of the San Diego Seals defense during the winter and the Surrey native will be a welcome addition to the Bellies defense.

The Bellies also gave up a 5th round pick in the 2024 WLA Junior Draft.

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Here are the specifics:

The New Westminster Salmonbellies and The Burnaby Lakers have agreed to the following trade:

To Burnaby
The playing rights to Alexis Buque and a 2024 5th round draft pick.

To New Westminster
The playing rights to Eric Penney
The play rights to Patrick Shoemay for the 2023 WLA season
(Patrick Shoemay's WLA playing rights will return to Burnaby on October 1st 2023)

More to come!