Thursday, May 30, 2013


The Coquitlam Express Junior A Hockey Team of the BCHL are proud to announce Senior Alternate Captain Nicolas Beaudin will be suiting up for the Express this up coming season.

After two years at Stanstead College, the 18 year old is thrilled to be heading to Coquitlam in this exciting new opportunity. Beaudin finished the past season with 31 goals and 33 assists for a total of 64 points in 61 games, receiving the Dawes Trophy as the team's Most Valuable player. He is presently ranked 167th on the final NHL draft list for the up coming June NHL entry draft.

Express Coach Barry Wolff: "we are very excited to add a player like Nicolas Beaudin to our line up. Nicolas is a great player that has strong character and work ethic coming from a great program like Stanstead College, where he received quality coaching from Coach James Rioux and his staff. We know that he will be ready to compete at the BCHL level."

Coach Rioux had this to say about the senior winger: "Nicolas is an excellent two-way hockey player with strong hockey IQ and skill. He has been a consistent player for us the past two seasons and we wish him the very best with his new team."

On behalf of the Coquitlam Express we welcome Nicolas to the Express team and thank Coach Rioux for all his help in this process.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


3 year veteran forward Justin Georgeson has been traded to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs as future considerations to complete the January 10th trade that saw the Express acquire Lars Hepso and the rights to forward Adam Rossignol.

Georgeson played three seasons with the Express. Last season Georgeson played all 56 games for the Express finishing as the teams leading scorer with 14 goals and 39 points. During his three seasons with the Express he scored 37 goals and 87 points in 164 games.

After coming from the Western Hockey League Adam Rossignol scored 4 goals and added 18 assists for 22 points in 18 games and at the end of the season was named the Top Forward at the year end awards for the Express.

Lars Hepso did not report to the Express following his acquisition from the Bulldogs.

Good luck Justin in Alberni Valley.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


For the second straight year Express alumni Kyle Turris has scored a playoff overtime winning goal. In 2012 he scored the overtime winner in game 4 vs. the New York Rangers. In 2013 he did it again in game 4 scoring last night against Peter Budaj to give his Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens to put the Sens up 3-1 in their best of 7 series.

Here's his goal from last night.

Click below to re-live his OT winner last year vs. the Rangers.   


The final trade the Express made on January 10th was recently finalized with the Penticton Vees that sent John Siemer to the Vees.

In return as the future considerations the Express picked goaltender Nic Renyard (94) and forward Michael Rebry (93).

Rebry will be a 20 year old next season, he is the prize catch of the Express future considerations of all the deals that they made. He is expected to be a top forward for the Express next season. Last year in his first season in the BCHL the Clear Creek Ontario native scored 19 goals and 36 points in 35 games. He stands at 6'2 and is committed to Western Michigan University for the fall of 2014.

Victoria native Nic Renyard had good numbers in 20 games last season with the Vees posting a 10-6 record with 1 shutout, a 2.24 GAA and .919 save percentage. He also has some pretty decent size for a goaltender standing at 6'1.

Now all the trades the Express made on January 10th sending Mitch Nardi to West Kelowna, Phil Zielonka to Chilliwack and John Siemer to Penticton have been completed. In return the Express have acquired a total of 7 players. Garrett Forster, Ben Israel, Shay Laurent, Matthew Berry, Brent Lashuk, Michael Rebry and Nic Renyard.