Friday, November 23, 2012


It's been a very busy week for the Coquitlam Express when it comes to player movement. All told, 4 players have been moved on with Dillan Walker being traded to Trenton (OJHL), Jace Hennig and Mark Begert moved to Prince George and Brett Seldon is in Cowichan Valley.

The new faces see Bradley Ryan, Travis Stephens (93) and Mike Maciag come to the Express. See previous posts about the trade that sees Bradley Ryan come to the Express from Prince George in exchange for Mark Begert and Jace Hennig.

Here's a breakdown of the acquisition of Travis Stephens and Brett Seldon going to Cowichan Valley.

Stephens had split this season playing two games in Salmon Arm, then dressing for 16 with the Cowichan Valley Capitals. He was released by the Caps and now has been signed by the Express. Then in order to make all the import numbers work with the other moves the Express made this week, Jon Calvano had a trade in place for Brett Seldon out of the province, but as per BCHL rules, if a player is to be moved out of province for future considerations, he is to be first placed on waivers with any team in the BCHL having a chance to claim him. The Cowichan Valley Capitals did claim Seldon off waivers.

Stephens has dressed for 79 career BCHL games primarily with Cowichan Valley and Salmon Arm. Plus 1 game each with Victoria and Nanaimo. He has 16 career goals and 42 career points in those 79 games.

I had a chance speak with a number of the newcomers to the Express. Plus Head Coach Jon Calvano to explain these moves in full.

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