Sunday, September 9, 2012


The Express went a perfect 4 for 4 in the point department and didn't allow a goal in the process at the 2012 BCHL showcase.

Cole Huggins posted his second consecutive shutout with a 34 save performance in the 3-0 Express win over the Cowican Valley Capitals Sunday. That comes on the heels of his 40 save shutout in the 1-0 overtime win over Victoria Friday.

Caps vs Express Highlights Sep 9 2012 by EddieGregory

The 20 year old's performance this weekend will certainly make him a candidate for the first BCHL player of the week honours of the season.

The Express got off to a fast start to the game rolling their lines and pressuring the Caps hard in their own zone. Their hard work was rewarded less than 3 minutes into the game as Mitchell Fyffe was sprung in full stride and he made no mistake finishing on a breakaway snapping a shot past the glove of Derek Dun. By the 12 minute mark of the first period the Express had opened up a 13-2 advantage in shots.

The Caps had an opportunity with the man advantage to pull even but couldn't capitalize. Shortly after the penalty the Express struck again off the rush and Zach Pryzbek made no mistake scoring his first BCHL goal beating Dun again to the glove side. 

Huggins made some of his best saves of the game in the second period. He denied Steven Iacobellis with a right pad save on a Caps powerplay. Huggins also got the best of Iacobellis on a penalty shot late in the second period. The Caps peppered the Express net with 14 shots in the second period.

Derek Dun kept his team in the game with a save off a Brady Shaw breakaway in the final minute of the second period.

Huggins made 10 more saves in the third period to finish off the goose egg. He now has 4 career shutouts with the Express which now pulls him even with Matthew Gordon (2005-07) for most by a goaltender in franchise history.

John Siemer rounded out the scoring with an empty net goal in the final minute of the third period.

The Langley Rivermen come to the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre for the Express home opener this Friday.

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