Larry Henry ( )
In a game known for its brutality, it takes real toughness to last, but Larry Henry’s career showed that durability is a matter of will and not size.
At 5 foot 9, and just 155 pounds, his opponents could have been forgiven for underestimating him. Larry was a late bloomer by today’s standards, picking up the game in high school. He was a relentless checker and a talented offensive threat, excelling at both ends of the floor. By 1962, as a Junior ‘Bellie, he tallied 115 points in three years, nearly three points per game. And there was no doubting that he bloomed brightly, showing that he was made for the game. Over his 11 seasons with the Senior A New Westminster Salmonbellies, he potted 313 goals and 294 assists, for a 1.67 points per game average. Henry was a part of 5 national championships – 1 Minto and 4 Mann Cups – from 1965 to 1974.
He was also a professional player with the 1968 Salmonbellies team that beat the Detroit Olympics for the NLA championship in 1968. Henry was a member of the 1968 – 72 Salmonbellies team that was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame team category in 2004.