Bellies History

New Westminster Salmonbellies History

New Westminster Salmonbellie Captains

The first reference to a Salmonbellie coach is in 1908 when Tom Gifford is singled out as performing that role. In the 1920s Leo Gregory may have been captain and in the 1930s-early 1940s, Bill Wilkes had that honour, The ‘C’ and ‘A’ on sweaters seems to have been introduced in the later-1950s. Jack Byford seems to be the first Salmonbellie to have a ‘C’ on his sweater. Here is the list from 1957 to present – only 10 Salmonbellies to wear the “C’ in close to 60 years.

Jack Byford                         1957-1958

Doug McRoy                       1959-1960

Cliff Sepka                           1961-1967

Paul Parnell                         1968-1970

Mac Tyler                             1971-1973

Wayne Goss                        1974-1975

Steve D'Easum                    1976

John Hannah                        1977-1978

Wayne Goss                         1979-1981

Eric Cowieson                      1982-1995

Geordie Dean                       1996-1997

Craig "Howie" Stevenson     1998-2006

Nenad Gajic                          2007-2013

Curtis Hodgson                     2014 to present

 

New Westminster Salmonbellies - Mann Cup Wins

1915-17

1920-25

1927

1937

1943

1958

1959

1962

1965

1970

1972

1974

1976

1981

1986

1989

1991

New Westminster Salmonbellies - Mann Cup MVPs

Salmonbellie Winners of the Mann Cup Most Valuable Player's Mike Kelly Memorial Trophy (Major/Senior A):

1943 Bill Wilkes

1944 Ike Hildebrand

1958 Norm McKay

1959 Jack Bionda (New Westminster O'Keefes)

1962 Jack Bionda (New Westminster O'Keefes)

1965 Les Norman

1970 Paul Parnell

1972 Paul Parnell

1974 Ken Winzoski

1976 Dave Durante

1981 Wayne Goss

1986 Geordie Dean

1987 Eric Cowieson (jointly held with Jim Meredith of the Brooklyn Redmen)

1989 Ben Hieltjes

1991 Geordie Dean

 

WLA League Awards - Salmonbellies

Top Goalies - 21 Salmonbellies
48 Gord Pogue
60 Stan Joseph
61 Les Norman
62 Les Norman
65 Les Norman
71 Joe Comeau
72 Joe Comeau
74 Joe Comeau
76 Joe Comeau
82 Rod Bannister
83 Rod Bannister
84 Doug Zack
91 Rick Mang
94 RIck Mang
98 Matt Disher
99 Matt Disher
01 Matt Disher
07 Matt Disher
08 Tyler Richards
11 Tyler Richards

15 Eric Penney


Rookie of Year - 14 Salmonbellies
47 Alf Wood
49 Ian McDonald
59 Les Norman
61 Mike Gates
68 Wayne Goss
70 Jim Giles
98 Nick Trudeau
00 Pat Maddelena
01 Kerry Susheski
05 Ian Hawksbee
06 Jordan Hall
08 Tyler Richards
13 Logan Schuss

15 Eric Penney


Defensive Player of Year - 3 Salmonbellies
09 Ian Hawksbee
11 Curtis Manning
14 Jeff Cornwall

League MVP - 26 Salmonbellies
34 Bill Anderson
42 Bill Wilker
43 Harry Carter
46 Bill Dickenson
48 Ike Hildebrand
55 Cliff Sepka
59 Jack Bionda
61 Les Norman
62 Cliff Sepka
63 Cliff Sepka
65 Paul Parnell
70 Wayne Goss
71 Wayne Goss
75 Wayne Goss
76 Joe Comeau
83 Rod Bannister
84 Geordie Dean
85 Geordie Dean
87 Ben Hieltjes
89 Geordie Dean
92 Geordie Dean
93 Andy Ogilvie
94 Joe Hiltz
99 Matt Disher
01 Matt DIsher
05 Kerry Susheski

Playoff MVP - 21 Salmonbellies
62 Les Norman
65 Cliff Sepka
68 Wayne Goss
70 Mac Tyler
71 Ed Goss
72 Paul Parnell
74 Joe Comeau
76 Wayne Goss
80 Brian Tasker
81 Rod Bannister
82 Eric Cowieson
85 Steve Manning
86 Shawn Quinlan
87 Geordie Dean
89 Andy Ogilvie
91 Geordie Dean
94 Rick Mang
95 Ben Hieltjes
08 Ilija Gajic
09 Ilija Gajic
10 Ilija Gajic

League Champions - 27 times
1933,37,42,43,44,46,58,59,61,65,70,71,72,74,75,82,84,87,88,89,90,92,94,95, 2008,10,11

Playoff Champions -33 times
1933,34,37,42,43,44,46,58,59,62,65,68,69,70,71,72,74,76,80,81,82,85,86,87,89,91,92,94,95, 2008,9,10,11