Monday, June 30, 2014


Austin Caroll who played for the Express during the 2010-11 season, and spent the last two seasons with the Victoria Royals of the WHL, was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 7th round 184th overall on day two of the 2014 NHL draft Saturday.

Carroll came to the Express part way through the 2010-11 season playing in 42 games and scoring 5 goals and 6 assists for 11 points. He also dressed for 4 playoff games. Following the season he joined a group of players that represented Canada and the BCHL and the Region Centre Cup just outside of Moscow Russia where he helped the team to a second place finish.

He spent the last two seasons with the Victoria Royals of the WHL. He scored 57 goals and 119 points in 199 games. He's coming of a 34 goal season this past season. He also has 8 goals and 12 points in 17 WHL games.

Congratulations Austin.

Click here to read a great story on Austin's excitement about learning he was picked by the Flames.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


We know the date when the rest of the BCHL will begin to officially take a run at the 2014 Fred Page Cup champion Coquitlam Express with the announcement of the schedule for the 3rd annual Bauer BCHL showcase in Chilliwack.

The Express will begin the defence of their crown on Friday September 19th in a road game vs. the West Kelowna Warriors in the secondary rink at 7pm.

The next day Saturday the 20th the Express will be the home team vs. the Trail Smoke Eaters at high noon in the main rink.

Click here for the full Bauer BCHL showcase schedule

All Bauer BCHL showcase games will count in the regular season standings. The Express will also play a home and an away game in Coquitlam and on the road vs. West Kelowna and Trail.

The rest of the BCHL schedule should be announced shortly. Stay tuned.