The Coastal Conference all stars have been announced.
1 current Express and a former Express will represent Burnaby in Vernon on January 14th.
Defenceman Cam Brodie and current Penticton Vee Brodie Reid were voted by the Coastal Conference coaches to represent the Express.
Cam Brodie was acquired by the Express from the Merritt Centennials in a late October trade. In 12 games since coming to the Express Brodie has 3 goals and 3 assists for 12 points.
Brodie Reid, who scored 52 goals and was a Coastal Conference all star last year will represent the Express, in spite of the fact Reid was traded last week by the Express to the Penticton Vees for Brent Vandenberg.
Injuries have plagued Reid's season this year. In 9 games played with the Express this season, Reid scored 4 goals and 7 assists for 11 points. This past weekend Reid had 1 assist in 2 games in Penticton.
For the second straight year, there is one noticeable omission from the Coastal Conference roster. Max Grassi, who leads the Express in scoring with 14 goals and 27 points will NOT be an all star this season.
In my view, Grassi should represent the Express in Vernon in place of Brodie Reid who was traded last week.
Hear Brodie's and Grassi's thoughts here.
Mainland division leaders the Powell River Kings have the most players heading to Vernon. In total 6 Kings will be off to Vernon. The Victoria Grizzlies are next with 4 players selected.
Grizzlies head coach Geoff Courtnall will be the head coach and Powell River Kings head coach Kent Lewis will serve as his assistant.
The Interior Conference roster will be announced tomorrow.