2018 Jr. Bellies Announce Coaching Team

March 21, 2018

This year's Jr. Salmonbellies will be sporting a new look behind the bench this season. We are pleased to announce that Rich Catton will assume duties as Head Coach. New Assistant coaches are: Daren Fridge and Sheldon Palidwor. New Westminster born and bred, Catton brings a wealth of lacrosse experience having played 16 years in the WLA and 11 NLL seasons to boot. Daren Fridge brings a wealth of coaching and administrative experience with the WLA's Maple Ridge Burrards. Palidwor is another home grown New West lacrosse figure. His playing career saw him play all his minor and junior in NW, then stepping into the WLA with the Sr. Bellies, The Burrards and the Burnaby Lakers. General Manager Warren Goss raved about the new team's wealth of experience and passion for the team and the game. Look for big things this upcoming season!

Doug Zack Steps Down After 8 Years with the Club

January 24, 2016

The New Westminster Jr Salmonbellies wish to announce that Doug Zack has stepped down as VP of Lacrosse Operations.  Doug was the Jr Salmonbellies General Manager for six years and VP for the last two years. The organization wishes to thank Doug for his dedication and leadership during that time.  During his eight years with the team it finished first in 2014 with a record of 20 wins and one loss as well as making it to the league finals five of the eight years including two trips to the Minto Cup.    Doug helped build a winning tradition in New Westminster and his leadership and guidance will be missed. He will always be a big part of our history and tradition.  We know that Doug will always be close to the game and we wish him well.


Walt Weaver, President


Jr Bellies Name New Head Coach and Assistant Coach

November 02, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Todd Stockdale has been appointed the new Jr A Bellies Head Coach for the 2016 season along with Rich Catton who has come on board as Assistant Coach. 

Todd, a Richmond firefighter, grew up playing minor and junior lacrosse in Eastern Canada before moving out west to play 11 years of senior lacrosse.  During that time, Todd played in three Mann Cup finals as well as five Founders Cup Championships.  In 2013 he joined the Coquitlam Adanacs’ senior team as an assistant coach before taking over as head coach in 2015 where he was named WLA Coach of the Year.  He also was an assistant coach with the Junior Bellies in the late 2000’s.  Todd is known for his offensive style of lacrosse. 

Rich, who is no stranger to lacrosse in New Westminster, played for the Jr A Bellies as well as in the WLA for 15 years and the NLL for 11 years winning championships in both leagues.  Rich also played for Team Canada at the World Championships in 2003.  Known as a defensive specialist, Rich has also coached minor lacrosse in New Westminster as well as Team BC teams at the National Finals.
The Team will be adding an additional Coach in the near future.


Walt Weaver, President

Dan Perreault Steps Down As Head Coach

October 18, 2015

After five years as head coach of the Jr A Bellies, Dan Perreault is stepping down from his position.  Dan's commitment to the NLL Vancouver Stealth has made it difficult to continue with the Jr Bellies.  Dan has led the team to the Western Final four of the last five years with a record league win loss record of 95 -27 over that time along with two Minto Cup appearances.  On behalf of the organization, I would like to thank Dan for his leadership and wish him well as he leads the Stealth again this upcoming season.  Assistant coaches Clay Richardson and Rob Dalzell are both stepping down as well due to other commitments.  Both have contributed greatly to the team’s success the past few years.  All three coaches are well-respected former lacrosse players and will continue to be part of the Pride and Tradition of the NW Jr A Salmonbellies. We wish them well.

Walt Weaver, President