Chris Gill will be heading to the CLA Hall of Fame this weekend. Chris was selected number one overall in the WLA draft (1994). In 13 WLA seasons with the Burrards and Salmonbellies, he scored 482 goals and 352 assists for 833 points in 282 regular season and playoff games. Gill was a five-time WLA All-Star, a two-time league leading scorer (1997 & 2000), the Three Star Award winner (1997) and WLA MVP (1998). He played in two Mann Cups (2008 & 2009) with the Salmonbellies. In 2001, Chris won a President’s Cup with the North Shore Indians. His 186 game pro career had stops in Baltimore, Ontario, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Colorado where he scored 354 goals and 235 assists for 589 points. He won two NLL Championships with Toronto and Colorado. Gill also was a member of the Team Canada U19 team in the 1991 World Field Lacrosse Championships as well as a member of the Men’s National Field Lacrosse team (1998 & 2002). He coached four seasons the WLA Salmonbellies and is currently bench boss for the Maple Ridge Burrards.
Another Salmonbellie great Ed Goss will be heading to the CLA Hall of Fame as well.
Ed started his lacrosse career in New Westminster with the Sapperton Minor Lacrosse Association in 1958. Ed managed to be part of these minor teams that won Provincial championships. Ed stayed in New West and played Junior A with the bellies from 1966-1968 was runner up for the Minto Cup in all three consecutive years. During that time Ed played in 64 games, with 141 goals, 133 assist for a total of 274 points adding 190 PIM's.
Keeping wit his New West tradition, Ed joined the Senior A Bellies in 1969 and in 1970 captured his first of two Mann Cups with the other two years later in 1972. Ed also added a year with the pro team in Maryland in 1975. His stats over the 7 years of WLA and Pro - 135 games, 163 goals, 222 assist for a total of 385 points.
On behalf of Senior A Salmonbellies, congrats to Ed Goss on his induction into the CLA HOF.
Ed Goss and HOF brother Wayne