Jared Eng and Matt Hutchinson who played on the Express last season and former Express Max Grassi who had two stints with the Express from 2005-07 and 2008-09 will represent Canada at the upcoming IIHF World Inline Hockey Championships.
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The Coquitlam Express are pleased to announce that Matthew Hutchinson and Jared Eng will be representing Canada in this years IIHF World Inline Hockey Championships June 19 - 25th in Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Both Hutchinson and Eng were first year defencemen for the Express last season; Hutchinson will be returning to play for the 2011-12 season and Eng will be furthering his hockey and education at Sacred Heart University in the fall.
The Canadian Inline Hockey team is coming off a 4th place finish at the 2010 World Championships in Karlstad, Sweden, Team Canada is looking to make the step to the podium this year with several returning players and solid mix of new blood into the program.
Players are expected to cover their own travel expences which can be costly going to the Czech Republic; both Matt and Jared are looking for sponsorship to help offset the cost. A full sponsorship package may be found here.
2011 Team Canada Roster
G Brett Leggat Hamilton, Ontario
G Ewen MacPherson Sherwood Park, Alberta
D Kyle Henderson Edmonton, Alberta
D Kirk French Langley, BC
D Jared Eng North Vancouver, BC
D Matthew Hutchinson North Vancouver, BC
D/F Max Grassi North Vancouver, BC
F Dave Hammond Orange, CA
F Thomas Woods Vancouver, BC
F Kye Benjaminsen Vancouver, BC
F Jimmy Carter Victoria, BC
F Dylan Nowakowski Calgary, AB
F Josh Foote Sherwood Park, AB
F Adam Ross Red Deer, AB
You can follow Team Canada during the championships at www.niha.ca via video interviews, stories and live game updates.