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
1948 Gord Pogue
1960 Stan Joseph
1961 Les Norman
1962 Les Norman
1965 Les Norman
1971 Joe Comeau
1972 Joe Comeau
1974 Joe Comeau
1976 Joe Comeau
1982 Rod Bannister
1983 Rod Bannister
1989 Doug Zack

1991 Rick Mang

1994 RIck Mang
1998 Matt Disher
1999 Matt Disher
2001 Matt Disher
2007 Matt Disher
2008 Tyler Richards
2011 Tyler Richards
2015 Eric Penney


Rookie of Year - 14 Salmonbellies
1947 Alf Wood
1949 Ian McDonald
1959 Les Norman
1961 Mike Gates
1968 Wayne Goss
1970 Jim Giles
1998 Nick Trudeau
2000 Pat Maddelena
2001 Kerry Susheski
2005 Ian Hawksbee
2006 Jordan Hall
2008 Tyler Richards
2013 Logan Schuss
2015 Eric Penney


Defensive Player of Year - 4 Salmonbellies
2009 Ian Hawksbee
2011 Curtis Manning
2014 Jeff Cornwall
2017 Brett Mydske


League MVP - 26 Salmonbellies
1934 Bill Anderson
1942 Bill Wilker
1943 Harry Carter
1946 Bill Dickenson
1948 Ike Hildebrand
1955 Cliff Sepka
1959 Jack Bionda
1961 Les Norman
1962 Cliff Sepka
1963 Cliff Sepka
1965 Paul Parnell
1970 Wayne Goss
1971 Wayne Goss
1975 Wayne Goss
1976 Joe Comeau
1983 Rod Bannister
1984 Geordie Dean
1985 Geordie Dean
1987 Ben Hieltjes
1989 Geordie Dean
1992 Geordie Dean
1993 Andy Ogilvie
1994 Joe Hiltz
1999 Matt Disher19
2001 Matt DIsher
2005 Kerry Susheski

Playoff MVP - 21 Salmonbellies
1962 Les Norman
1965 Cliff Sepka
1968 Wayne Goss
1970 Mac Tyler
1971 Ed Goss
1972 Paul Parnell
1974 Joe Comeau
1976 Wayne Goss
1980 Brian Tasker
1981 Rod Bannister
1982 Eric Cowieson
1985 Steve Manning
1986 Shawn Quinlan
1987 Geordie Dean
1989 Andy Ogilvie
1991 Geordie Dean
1994 Rick Mang
1995 Ben Hieltjes
2008 Ilija Gajic
2009 Ilija Gajic
2010 Ilija Gajic

League Champions - 27 times
1933, 1937,1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2010, 2011

Playoff Champions - 41 times
1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017