Former Express captain Tyler McNeely has been invited to take part in the Vancouver Canucks prospects camp next week.
McNeely spent the last 2 seasons playing with the Northeastern University Huskies. This past season, he helped lead the team to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1994.
He played 3 seasons with the Express scoring 74 goals, 141 assists for 215 points in 161 games. During that time he scored the Fred Page cup winning goal while en route to winning the Royal Bank Cup in 2006. That run helped cement McNeely's reputation as a clutch playoff performer where he put up 61 points in 37 career playoff games. He has 3 career overtime winning goals.
Two other BCHL alumni have been invited, including McNeely's Chilliwack Chief rival and 2005 5th round pick Matt Butcher and former Alberni Valley Bulldog goaltender Brian Stewart.