Sunday, March 23, 2014


The Express have a well earned week of rest after two six game series wins over the Prince George Spruce Kings and Langley Rivermen to win the 2014 Mainland division playoff championship.

They will use that much needed time off to heal any bumps and bruises that have accumulated over the course of 12 games in 18 days. Which also included the grind of a the 6 game series with Prince George that saw lengthy bus trips back and forth from Coquitlam to Prince George.

In the third round the Express will play the Island division champion Victoria Grizzlies who eliminated Powell River in 6 games. And the Interior division champion and RBC Cup hosts the Vernon Vipers who needed a 3-1 third period come back and an overtime goal from Michael McNicholas to keep their dream alive of coming through the front door of the tournament they're hosting in May.

Each team is scheduled to play each other once home and once away. The top two teams will advance to the Fred Page Cup to play for the BCHL championship.

Here's the full schedule for the third round. Express games are in bold.

March 28, 7:15pm
(2) Vernon @ (1) Victoria
March 30, 7:00pm
(3) Coquitlam @ (2) Vernon
Kal Tire Place
April 1, 7:00pm
(1) Victoria @ (3) Coquitlam
Porier Sports and Leisure Centre
April, 3, 7:15pm
(3) Coquitlam @ (1) Victoria
April, 5 7:00pm
(1) Victoria @ (2) Vernon
Kal Tire Centre
April 7, 7:00pm
(2) Vernon @ (3) Coquitlam
*If Necessary
Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre
Tie-Breaker game if necessary

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