Sunday, February 22, 2009


The Burnaby Express ended their 8th season in the BCHL on a high note. They walked into the George Preston Recreation Centre and spoiled Harvey Smyl's 1000th BCHL game by defeating their long time rival the Langley Chiefs by a score of 3-2.

The Express called up 5'5 148 pound goaltender Nick Energren from Junior B Port Moody to start between the pipes, and he played a very steady game stopping 17 of 19 shots for his first BCHL win.

Dylon Herold led the offensive attack for the Express with 2 goals and 1 assist.

Burnaby finished the season with a record of 18-35-1-6 for 43 points. In the process, the Express re-wrote the record book for all the wrong reasons.

The team set franchise records for fewest wins and points in a season. And most losses in a season. Breaking the mark set by the first Express team in 01-02 when they had a record of 20-32-8 for 48 points.

The team set another record for fewest goals for in a season with 170. It was the first time they failed to score 200+ goals in a season. The previous franchise record for fewest goals in a season was 211 set in 04-05.

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