Wayne Goss

Wayne Goss excelled at all aspects of lacrosse from goal scoring and play making to penalty killing and face-offs. Between 1968 and 1981, Goss scored 812 goals, added 1,040 assists, and amassed 1,852 points in 465 games. He held 41 WLA scoring and faceoff records and shared four others. Goss was named Rookie of the Year in 1968, league MVP four times (1969-71, 1975) and playoff MVP three times (1968-69, 1976). He was named to 11 all-star teams and won five Mann Cup championships (1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, and 1981) with the Salmonbellies. He set a WLA and Canadian record in the 1981 Mann Cup series with an assist during the final seconds to amass a 98-point total and was named the series’ MVP. He played in the 1968 and 1969 National Lacrosse League championships, winning in 1968 over the Detroit Olympics. Goss also played for Canada in the 1974 world field lacrosse championships in Australia. He retired in 1981 after 14 seasons with the Salmonbellies. In 1983, his sweater was retired on “Wayne Goss Night” at Queen’s Park Arena. Goss was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1986 and the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.

Ed Goss

Wayne Goss’s younger brother Ed played hockey, soccer and basketball, but excelled at lacrosse. He played minor in New Westminster where his teams were perennial champs. Ed’s Jr. A Salmonbellies team were Minto finalists three consecutive years (1966-68). In 64 regular season junior games Ed scored 141 goals and had 133 assists for 274 points. He was Jr. A Rookie of the Year and 1st Team All-Star in 1966, he won the Bill Dickinson Trophy as league top scorer in 1967 and held the record for most goals in a game (11). He played three pro seasons with New Westminster in 1968-1969 and Maryland in 1975, winning two World Pro Championships with the ‘bellies. Goss played Sr. A for the ‘bellies over six seasons 1969-1977. In 135 Sr. A and pro regular season games he netted 163 goals and 222 assists for 385 points, and in 53 playoff games added 53 goals and 52 assists. His ‘bellies teams went to three straight Mann Cups, winning two in 1970 and 1972.

 

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