Thursday, April 24, 2014

EXPRESS ARRIVE IN DAUPHIN

A full day of travel that started in Coquitlam at 7am has concluded with the Express arrival in Dauphin Manitoba for the start of the Crescent Point Western Canada Cup.


It was a 2 ½ hour flight from Vancouver to Winnipeg. Then a bus was waiting at the airport that took the Express to Portage La Prairie for a quick bite to eat then the team settled in for a 2 ½ bus ride the rest of the way to Dauphin.


Upon arrival in Dauphin, the 2014 BCHL Champions made a stop at the Credit Union Centre to drop of bags and equipment as the Express got their first look at the rink where two berths in the RBC cup in Vernon will be determined.


Quickly a few players gave their assessment of the rink and made some comparisons to similar rinks in the BCHL. It has a feel similar to the Q Centre in Victoria but only a little older. And a little like the big stick in Cowichan Valley. Volunteers were ready and waiting for the arrival of the Express to help them settle into the rink.


Then it was off to the quick jaunt to the motel nearby which is a one minute walk from the Credit Union Centre.


Shortly after the players got settled into the hotel most went for a walk around the streets to get familiar with their surroundings and get an idea of what is within walking distance.


Friday the work for the Express will resume as they will practice for the first time in Dauphin. And over the next couple of days the festivities will get rolling and then the Express will see game action for the first time Sunday afternoon at 12:00 PM Pacific time as they will take on the AJHL champion Spruce Grove Saints.



Click here for full Express WCC schedule
Sunday, April 20, 2014

MORE EXPRESS TV COVERAGE

Captain Ryan Rosenthal and Express President Darcy Rota had an early wake up call Sunday to head down to the Global TV studios to talk about their Fred Page Cup win and look ahead to the Western Canada Cup.

WESTERN CANADA CUP BY THE NUMBERS




COQUITLAM EXPRESS (BCHL) 2014 FRED PAGE CUP BCHL CHAMPIONS
2nd BCHL championship 2006, 2014.


14-5 Playoff record



Regular season - 27-26-2-3, 59 Points, 3rd in Mainland division, 9th overall in BCHL

BCHL PLAYOFFS

Mainland division semi final – Defeated Prince George 4-2
Mainland division final – Defeated Langley 4-2
BCHL Semi final vs. Vernon and Victoria – 2-1 advanced to Fred Page Cup final
Fred Page Cup Final – Defeated Vernon Vipers 4-0

TOP SCORERS PLAYOFFS


Ryan Rosenthal – 14G, 7A, 21PTS
Adam Rockwood – 4G, 14A, 18PTS
Bo Pieper – 11G, 8A, 17PTS
Canon Pieper – 7G, 8A, 15PTS
Corey Mackin – 5G, 10A, 15PTS

Clickhere for full Express playoff statistics

GOALTENDING


Gordie Defiel – 14-5, 2.69 GAA, .922 Sv.%, 1 SO

PLAYOFFS SPECIAL TEAMS


Express PP 7/69 – 10.14% - 10th in BCHL playofffs
Express PK 66/76 – 86.84% - 2nd in BCHL playoffs

Express 6 Shorthanded goals for
Express 1 Shorthanded goal allowed

TEAM STATS


Express goals for – 63, 3.31 GF Per game.
Express goals against – 55, 2.89 GA Per game.

REGULAR SEASON TOP SCORERS


Adam Rockwood - 13G, 61A, 74PTS
Canon Pieper – 33G, 33A, 66PTS
Ryan Rosenthal – 34G, 31A, 65PTS
Bo Pieper – 27G, 22A, 59PTS
Corey Mackin – 24G, 26A, 50PTS

Clickhere for full Express regular season statistics

GOALTENDING
Gordie Defiel – 20-21-1, 3.69 GAA, .877 Sv.%
Pierce Dushenko – 7-8-1, 3.88 GAA, .833 Sv.% 1 SO

REGULAR SEASON SPECIAL TEAMS


Express PP – 19.22% - 6th in BCHL
Express PK – 83.63% - 5th in BCHL

Express 19 shorthanded goals for. *Led BCHL, tied franchise record set in 06-07.
Express 9 shorthanded goals allowed.

TEAM STATS


Express goals for 226, 1st in BCHL, 3.89 goals for per game *First time in franchise history leading the league in goals.

Express goals allowed 226, 13th in BCHL, 3.89 goals allowed per game

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES


Adam Rockwood 61 assists 1st in BCHL, 74 Points 5th in BCHL scoring

Ryan Rosenthal 34 goals 4th in BCHL

Canon Pieper 33 goals 5th in BCHL

Marc Biega 17 goals 1st among BCHL defenceman. Set a new Franchise record previous held by Brad Hunt 07-08.

Canon Pieper 6 Shorthanded goals 1st in BCHL

Ryan Rosenthal 5 Shorthanded goals 2nd in BCHL

SPRUCE GROVE SAINTS (AJHL) 2014 GAS DRIVE CUP AJHL CHAMPIONS
3rd AJHL championship, 2010, 2011

Playoff record 12-6 



Regular season 47-10-3, 97PTS 1st in AJHL, 1st in North division

AJHL PLAYOFFS


1st round – Bye
North division semi final – Defeated Sherwood Park 4-3
North division final – Defeated Fort McMurray – 4-3
AJHL championship – Defeated Drumheller – 4-0

TOP SCORERS PLAYOFFS


Jarid Hauptman – 11G, 6A, 17PTS
Cameron Hughes – 1G, 16A, 17PTS
Dylan Hollman – 5G, 8A, 13PTS
Carson Samoridny – 8G, 3A, 11PTS
Parker Mackay – 7G, 4A, 11PTS

Clickhere for full Saints playoff statistics


GOALTENDING

Kenny Cameron – 10-4, 2.18 GAA, .913 Sv.%
Tanner McCorriston – 2-2, 2.84 GAA, .878 Sv.%

SPECIAL TEAMS


Saints PP – 22.09% - 4th in AJHL Playoffs
Saints PK – 83.54% - 3rd in AJHL Playoffs

Saints 3 Shorthanded goals for
Saints 1 Shorthanded goal allowed

PLAYOFF TEAM STATS


Saints goals for 63, 3.5 goals for per game
Saints goals allowed 44, 2.44 goals allowed per game

REGULAR SEASON TOP SCORERS


Peter Mackay - 21G, 37A, 58PTS
Cameron Hughes – 21G, 36A, 57PTS
Jarid Hauptman – 19G, 33A, 52PTS
Dylan Hollman – 27G, 15A, 42PTS
Nathan Smith – 16G, 24A, 40PTS

Clickhere for full Saints regular season statistics

GOALTENDING


Kenny Cameron – 34-7-3, 2.28 GAA, .910 Sv.%, 3 SO
Tanner McCorriston – 13-3, 2.14 GAA, .913 Sv.%

REGULAR SEASON SPECIAL TEAMS


Saints PP – 23.64% - 1st in AJHL
Saints PK – 87.30% - 1st in AJHL

Saints 7 shorthanded goals for
Saints 6 shorthanded goals allowed

REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS


Saints 235 goals for - 1st in AJHL, 3.91 Goals for per game

Saints 135 goals allowed - 3rd in AJHL, 2.25 Goals allowed per game

YORKTON TERRIERS (SJHL) 2014 CANALTA CUP SJHL CHAMPIONS
6th SJHL championship 2014, 2013, 2006, 2005, 1991, 1983


Playoff record – 12-2



Regular season record – 37-12-2-5, 81PTS, 1st in Viterra Division, 1st in SJHL


SJHL PLAYOFFS

SJHL Quarter finals – Defeated Notre Dame Hounds 4-1
SJHL Semi finals – Defeated Humbolt Broncos 4-1
Canalta Cup final – Defeated Melville Millionaires 4-0

TOP SCORERS PLAYOFFS


Brett Boehm – 10G, 6A, 16PTS
Tyler Giebel – 5G, 11A, 16PTS
Chase Norrish 7G, 8A, 15PTS
Kailum Gervais – 5G, 6A, 11PTS
Taylor Thompson 2G, 8A, 10PTS

Clickhere for Terriers full playoff statistics


GOALTENDING


Kale Thomson – 12-2, 1.74 GAA, .936 Sv.% 1SO

PLAYOFFS SPECIAL TEAMS


Terriers PP – 17.2% - 1st in SJHL
Terriers PK – 93.6% - 3rd in SJHL

Terriers 2 shorthanded goals for
Terriers 1 shorthanded goal allowed

PLAYOFFS TEAM STATS


Terriers goals for 52, 3.71 Goals for per game
Terriers goals allowed 28, 2.33 Goals allowed per game

REGULAR SEASON TOP SCORERS


Brett Boehm – 31G, 35A, 66PTS
Taylor Thompson – 23G, 38A, 61PTS
Chase Norrish – 9G, 36A, 45PTS
Kailum Gervais – 12G, 20A, 32PTS
Brady Norrish – 9G, 21A, 30PTS

Clickhere for Terriers full regular season statistics

TERRIERS GOALTENDING


Kale Thomson - 31-11-3, 1.89 GAA, .934 Sv.%, 8 SO
Riley Medves – 6-3-2, 2.57 GAA, .908 Sv.%

REGLAR SEASON SPECIAL TEAMS


Terriers PP – 21.9% - 1st in SJHL
Terriers PK – 84.2% - 4th in SJHL

Terriers 8 Shorthanded goals for T-2nd
Terriers 1 Shorthanded goal allowed

REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS


Terriers Goals for 186 - 1st in SJHL, 3.32 Goals for per game
Terriers Goals allowed 125 - 1st in SJHL, 2.23 goals allowed per game

WINNIPEG BLUES (MJHL) 2014 TURNBUL CUP CHAMPIONS
7th MJHL Championship 2014, 2006, 1995, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1982


Playoff record 12-3



Regular season 31-23-6, 67PTS, 4th in Addision division, 6th in MJHL

MJHL PLAYOFFS


Addison Division semi final – Winnipeg defeated Selkirk 4-1
Addision Division final – Winnipeg defeated Steinbach 4-1
Turnbull Cup final – Winnipeg defeated Dauphin 4-1

TOP SCORERS PLAYOFFS


Liam Bilton – 8G, 9A, 17PTS
Clay Tait – 5G, 9A, 14PTS
Brett Brooks – 3G, 10A, 13PTS
Channing Brescianni – 2G, 11A, 13PTS
Warren Callis – 7G, 5A, 12PTS

Clickhere for Blues full playoff statistics

GOALTENDING


Byron Spriggs 14-3, 1.67 GAA, .936 Sv.%, 1 SO

PLAYOFFS SPECIAL TEAMS


Blues PP – 27.8% - 2nd in MJHL
Blues PK – 85.96% - 3rd in MJHL

Blues 2 shorthanded goals for
Blues 1 shorthanded goal allowed

BLUES TEAM STATS


Blues goals for 63 – 3.70 Goals for per game
Blues goals allowed 29 – 1.70 goals allowed per game

REGULAR SEASON TOP SCORERS


Warren Callis – 22G, 37A, 59PTS
Jordan McCallum – 15G, 31A, 46PTS
Joel Schreyer – 20G, 21A, 41PTS
Kamerin Nault – 19G, 18A, 37PTS
Brett Brooks 17G, 20A, 37PTS

Clickhere for Blues regular season statistics

GOALTENDING


Byron Spriggs 19-19, 2.80 GAA, .908 Sv.% 3 SO
Scott Parsons 12-10, 2.68 GAA, .894 Sv.%, 3 SO

BLUES SPECIAL TEAMS


Blues PP – 17.83% - 6th in MJHL
Blues PK – 82.16% - 5th in MJHL

Blues 11 Shorthanded goals for *Led MJHL
Blues 3 Shorthanded goals allowed

REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATISTICS


Blues goals for 199 – 7th in MJHL, 3.31 goals for per game
Blues goals against 175 – 5th in MJHL, 2.91 goals allowed per game

DAUPHIN KINGS MJHL (HOST)
5 MJHL championshps since 1971 – 2010, 1993, 1983, 1977, 1972




Playoff record 9-4 Lost in MJHL final to Winnipeg Blues 9-4

Regular season record 40-17-3, 83PTS, 1st in Sherwood division, 2nd in MJHL

2014 PLAYOFFS


Sherwood division semi final – Defeated OCN Blizzard 4-0
Sherwood division final – Defeated Virden Oil Capitals 4-0
Turnbull Cup final – Lost to Winnipeg Blues 4-1

TOP SCORERS PLAYOFFS


Dylan Butler – 7G, 7A, 14PTS
Brent Wold – 5G, 7A, 12PTS
Dillian McCombie – 4G, 6A, 10PTS
Jared Morris – 4G, 6A, 10PTS
Chandler Irvin – 2G, 8A, 10PTS

Clickhere for Kings full playoff statistics


GOALTENDING


Michael Sitlliadis 8-3, 2.09 GAA, .909 Sv.%. 4 SO
Jordan Piccolino 1-1, 2.47 GAA, .889 Sv.%

PLAYOFFS SPECIAL TEAMS


Kings PP – 11.9% - 8th in MJHL
Kings PK – 89.74% - 1st in MJHL

Kings 1 shorthanded goal for
Kings 2 shorthanded goals against

KINGS TEAM STATISTICS


Kings goals for 44, 3.38 goals for per game
Kings goals againts 28, 2.15 goals allowed per game

REGULAR SEASON TOP SCORERS


Dylan Butler – 20G, 37A, 57PTS
Jesse Bernard – 18G, 35A, 53PTS
Justin Valentino – 9G, 40A, 49PTS
Brent Wold – 20G, 27A, 47PTS
Mitch Van Teeling – 23G, 23A, 46PTS

Clickhere for Kings full regular season statistics

GOALTENDING


Michael Stiliadis 21-5, 2.50 GAA, .907 Sv.% 1 SO
Jordan Piccolino 7-2, 2.28 GAA, .911 Sv.%

KINGS SPECIAL TEAMS

Kings PP – 18.99% - 2nd in MJHL
Kings PK - 86.16% - 3rd in MJHL

Kings 3 shorthanded goals for
Kings 5 shorthanded goals against

REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATISTICS


Kings goals for 227, 2nd in MJHL, 3.78 goals for per game

Kings goals against 171, 4th in MJHL, 2.85 goals allowed per game
Saturday, April 19, 2014

ALUMNI TWEETS



A number of Express alumni went to twitter to send the 2014 BCHL champions congratulations.

Kyle Turrs 05-07.



Carlo Finucci - 05-08. 06 RBC Cup champ, 08 BCHL scoring champion.



Alex Petan - 09-12 - 2012 Coastal Conference MVP.



Dave Simoes - 05-06 - 2006 RBC Cup champ.



Brandon Morley - 2012-13 - University of Alaska



Adam Rossignol - 2013 - Portland Winterhawks WHL



Friday, April 18, 2014

EXPRESS WESTERN CANADA CUP SCHEDULE

Here's a quick glance of the schedule for the Express at the Western Canada Cup.

Sunday April 27 vs. Spruce Grove (AJHL) - 12:00 PM Pacific

Monday April 28 vs. Winnipeg (MJHL) - 5:00 PM Pacific

Wednesday April 30 vs. Yorkton (SJHL) - 5:00 PM Pacific

Thursday May 1 vs. Dauphin (Host) - 5:00 PM Pacfic


MORE EXPRESS CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE

Gardner tackles Josh Smith as part of the championship celebration - Photo courtesy of Tri Cities Now.
Here's some additional Express championship coverage for you to enjoy. Some great photos courtesy of the Tri Cites Now.

Here's the link to gallery 1

Here's the link to gallery 2

Here's the link to gallery 3

Global BC interviewed Captain Ryan Rosenthal, defenceman Marc Biega and forward Adam Rockwood.

Click here for Global BC's story on the Express

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

EXPRESS CHAMPIONSHIP MULTIMEDIA


Here's some multimedia from last nights Fred Page Cup championship victory for the Coquitlam Express.

Here's the game highlights. 



During the second intermission I chatted with the Head Coach of the 2006 Express championship team Rick Lanz. 



Here's the celebration at the end of the game filmed by Jorge Parra. 



Here's some additional video including goals courtesy of the Tri City News.