The Year in Lacrosse






  • From 1925 to 1936 there was no competition for the Minto Cup which was placed in storage by the Minto Cup Trustees.  The New Westminster Salmonbellies  claim  the titles for these years of non-competition.


  • Lacrosse was a demonstration sport at the Olympics in 1928 in Amsterdam.  The New Westminster Field Lacrosse Club represented Canada with the  result being a three-way, one win-one loss tie with each of the three competing teams having scored 12 goals. The U.S. suggested a three-way playoff to decide a single victor; Canada agreed but England refused. The Olympic committee then declared all three teams gold medal winners.
    • from Down Memory Lane  Article - 1928 Olympic Gold by Stan Shillington  available on the BCLA web site here
    • Profile on Ab Brown, member of the  New Westminster Salmonbellies
  • The Salmonbellies Olympic Team toured Holland, France, Germany, Belgium, England, Scotland and the Eastern United States