Player Profile: Getting to know Erik Maas

by Gary Ahuja

Erik Maas captained the New Westminster Junior Salmonbellies during the 2019 BC Junior A Lacrosse League season, winning the team's Ab Brown Award as Most Inspirational Player. Photo courtesy Gary McLaughlin/Junior Salmonbellies

Ahead of the upcoming Western Lacrosse Association season, the Langley Thunder welcomed nine new faces to the team via the WLA Draft back in February. Here's a look at Erik Maas, selected in the second round (ninth overall) from the New Westminster Junior Salmonbellies, where he served as team captain.

Name: Erik Maas

Age: 22

Height: 5’10

Weight: 200 pounds

Hometown: New Westminster

Minor Lacrosse Association: New Westminster

Position: Offence

Most Recent Team: New Westminster Junior A Salmonbellies

How Long Have You Played: 14 years

What Do You Love About the Sport: To compete night in and night out with my teammates.

If Not Lacrosse, What Sport Would You Play: Hockey

How Would You Describe Your Game: Fast-paced, I like to get into the dirty areas of the floor and set hard picks. Get to the inside and finish.

Short-term Goals: Have a solid first season in the WLA.

Long-term Goals: Hoist a Mann Cup.

Favourite Player Growing Up: Mark Matthews, Billy Bitter, Paul Rabil

Jersey Number and its Significance: #19. I had a good year with and have stuck with it ever since.

Greater Feeling – Big Goal, Big Hit or Winning a Loose-ball battle: Big goal.

Favourite Food: Thai

Pre-game Meal: Four Red Bull

Favourite Band or Artist: Locked Up

Pump-up Song: 100 Shots (Young Dolph)