Edward Goss (New Westminster, BC)

Edward Goss was born and raised in the Sapperton area of New Westminster, BC. As a youth he played hockey, soccer and basketball, but it was lacrosse that he excelled. This life-long Salmonbellie played minor lacrosse in New West where his teams were perennial champions.

Goss’s Junior A ‘Bellies team were Minto Cup finalists three consecutive years (1966-68). In 64 regular season Junior games, he scored  141 goals and 133 assists for 274 points. Ed was named Junior A Rookie of the Year and 1st  Team All- Star (1966): won the Bill Dickenson Trophy as league top scorer (1967) and held the record for most goals in a game (11) before it was broken by Gary Gait. He played three pro seasons with New Westminster (1968-69) and Maryland (1975) winning two World Professional Championships with the Salmonbellies.

Goss played Senior A ball for New West over six seasons from 1969-1977. In 135 Senior A and pro regular season games, he netted 163 goals and 222 assists for 385 points – and in 53 playoff games, he added 53 goals and 52 assists. His Salmonbellies team went to three straight Mann Cups, winning two (1970 & 1972).

Goss was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a member of the New Westminster Salmonbellies team (1968-1972).


 

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