Congratulations to Salmonbellies Assistant Coach Russ Heard who was inducted into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame as a Burnaby Laker.
Heard was a scoring machine for the Burnaby Lakers. He was the Western Lacrosse Association scoring champion in 1992, 1997 and 1999 and a first-team league all-star five times. Heard racked up 1,201 points, including 447 goals, in the 399 games he played which is ninth all-time in the WLA. Heard also played in the National Lacrosse League for the now defunct Charlotte Cobras for one season and the Toronto Rock for three.
Heard’s No. 9 was the first jersey retired by the Lakers in 2013. He coached the senior Lakers for seven season making the playoffs each time.