The Junior Bellies continue their pre-season training camp with an exhibition game against the Burnaby Lakers on Tuesday, April 14, 8:00 PM at Queens Park Arena.
The 2015 season for the Salmonbellies will start with tryouts for our Intermediate A and Junior A teams on March 21, 22 at the LEC Fieldhouse in Langley. Times are 10:00AM for Intermediate and 11:30AM for Junior. More information will be sent to prospective players in January.
All 10 graduating Jr Bellies were picked in the 2015 WLA draft on Wednesday night - and they went fast and furious as 6 Jr Bellies went in the first 11 picks. All told, 12 Salmonbellies were picked, including two sought after Jr B Bellies players. Congratulations to all of our graduating Juniors - we wish you great success in your future endeavors!!!
|Pick #||Player Name||WLA Team|
|3||Anthony Malcom||Langley Thunder|
|4||Luke Gillespie||New Westminster Salmonbellies|
|6||Justin Goodwin||New Westminster Salmonbellies|
|8||Brett Dobray||Nanaimo Timbermen|
|10||Jacob Doucet||Langley Thunder|
|11||Eric Penney||New Westminster Salmonbellies|
|19||Steve Ferdinandi||Maple Ridge Burrards|
|21||Quinn Mackay||Nanaimo Timbermen|
|22||Reese Robinson||Nanaimo Timbermen|
|24||Ross Bowman||Langley Thunder|
|46||Mackenzie Stevens (Jr B)||New Westminster Salmonbellies|
|53||James McKenzie (Jr B)||New Westminster Salmonbellies|
Welcome to the following New Westminster baby Bellies draft picks:
Jacob Patterson (Port Moody) A silver medalist with the 2014 Team BC (field) team, Jacob has all of the tools to be a tremendous right-handed transitional player. Has good shooting sense around the net. Good stick skills and speed and is good on loose balls. Good fitness and athletic ability. Has gotten his feet wet and has played Intermediate as a call-up already. Will excel as a transitional offensive player.
Nash Kinna (Surrey) A huge left handed stay at home defender that loves to punish players inside the dotted line. His 6+ foot frame and build, rivals most Jr. players already and he uses that size to intimidate the offence. If you are lucky enough to beat him once, it won’t happen a second time as he’ll put you on the ground on your next attempt. Good at loose balls and is quick to move the ball up floor; a good defensive leader.
Nick Schwartz (Port Moody) Known for his tenacious tough play, his work ethic alone will prove invaluable to any team as he gives 110% every shift. With speed and good loose ball recovery, his fitness and athleticism should make him a good defensive transitional player in the future.
Nick Heron (Pitt Meadows) Valuable goalie for the Maple Ridge Burrards Midget A2 team, has the potential to be a sleeper draft pick. Athletic goalie known to be a ball stopper..
Tyler Moxin (Richmond) A duo-sport player; he plays football for the North Delta, plays runningback, quarterback free safety, kicker… you name it. This right handed threat has a great shot and even better foot speed. At 5’ 11” and 156lbs. He can defend you anywhere on the floor and then carry a team on his back if you need him to. The Bellies are excited to have him.