Tuesday, August 30, 2011


The Express improved to 3-1 in the pre-season with a 4-2 win over the Chlliwack Chiefs at the Burnaby Winter Club.

It was the second meeting between the two teams this pre-season with Chilliwack prevailing 5-4 on Saturday.

The Chiefs got off to a fast start by taking full advantage of a 5 on 3 by scoring twice on goals by Derek Huisman and Brad Parker 28 seconds apart with veterans Matt Hutchinson and Cole Gelley seated in the box.

The two goals would be the only ones the Chiefs would be able to muster on Billy McGladrey. The Express netminder shut them down the rest of the night finishing with 24 saves for his second consecutive win in the pre-season. McGladrey played the full 60 minutes in the Express crease.

The Express got one goal back before the period was done with a powerplay goal of their own from John Siemer set up by Alex Kerfoot and Cole Gelley.

Mitch Nardi pulled the Express even in the opening minute of the second period on a feed from behind the net by Taylor Love.

Love then scored a pair of goals of his own. His first was a pass intended for an Express winger streaking to the net. The pass hit a Chiefs stick and got past starter Adam Harris.

Love's second goal came off a won faceoff and he blasted a slap shot by Bryton Udy.

The Express defenceman finished with 2 goals and 1 assist for 3 points.

Coquitlam outshot Langley 35-26. And the Express went 1 for 9 on the powerplay while Chilliwack went 2 for 5.

The Express next pre-season game is Friday in Coquitlam vs. SFU.

Express alum Kyle Turris also made an appearance at the game catching up with some old faces.

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