Wednesday, April 7, 2010


The Coquitlam Express are pleased to announce today that Jon Calvano has been named Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations of the Junior 'A' Hockey Club.

Jon, 33, has been the Head Coach of the North West Giants in the British Columbia Major Midget Hockey League for the past four years. He has had great success - winning the last two Provincial Major Midget Championships and also the prestigious 2010 Mac's Major Midget AAA tournament. Jon has also been the Hockey Director at the Burnaby Winter Club the past three years and been involved with the Vancouver Vipers Spring AAA programs for the past ten years. In 2008, Jon was awarded the BC Amateur Hockey Associations "Coach of the Year".

The selection of Jon was done by a four member committee of the Express ownership group, consisting of - Pat Delesalle, Brian Hannigan, Rob Lambie and Darcy Rota. The group conducted an extensive search and received over forty applications for the position, from coaches all over North America.

President and General Manger Darcy Rota commented "We are very happy to have Jon join our team, I have known him for a number of years and believe his player development skills and commitment to excellence are a great fit as we move the team home to Coquitlam."

Jon stated," I am very grateful to the Coquitlam Express organization for this opportunity and am excited about the challenge of coaching in the BCHL. I have followed the league very closely for many years and look forward to developing players and building a championship team in Coquitlam."

Jon's initial duties will be meeting with all returning Express players, finalizing recruits for the upcoming season, and preparing for the Express Prospect Camp
May 7-9.

Click below to hear from new Express Head Coach Jon Calvano.

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