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.
Calling all Salmonbellies and friends to join us at Queen's Park Arena on Sat. Nov. 29th between 11am and 3pm to support our annual Christmas fundraiser and help those in need over the holidays.
Enjoy a fresh grilled Mikesburger with a minimum 5$ donation and drop off your non-perishable food items in the arena lobby. All donations go directly toward the the Salvation Army. Also check out the Bellies Store from 11 am - 2 pm to get a head start on your holiday shopping!
Exciting times for 5 former Junior A Salmonbellies.who were drafted into the National Lacrosse League on Sept. 22, 2014 or acquired by the Vancouver Stealth through trade.
The Bellies organization would like to congratulate: