Hockey is back, and it’s back in Coquitlam! The Coquitlam Express kick off their season this weekend at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex vs Chilliwack (home opener Saturday) and Prince George (Sunday).
It’s the heart of most Canadian communities, and there’s nothing like catching a game at the rink (on a rainy day it’s even better) cheering on the local team with family and friends.
Coquitlam Express Hockey
See the NHL stars of tomorrow in your own community! Here’s a bit of background on the Express:
The club entered the BCHL in 2001, and after 4 successful seasons which saw the team begin their climb to the top ranks in the BCHL, the team moved to Burnaby while the City of Coquitlam renovated our home arena, the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex. Their 1st season in Burnaby was a banner year for the franchise winning the 2006 RBC Cup National Jr. “A” Champions. Assistant Captain, Kyle Turris, was selected 3rd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, making him the highest Jr. A player ever selected.
In 2010, Coquitlam’s team returned home to a beautifully renovated Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex and in 2014 they captured the BCHL Championship. The Express has helped many players begin their journey to the NHL. Their most recent NHL draft pick is Alex Kerfoot who graduated with the Express and captained Harvard University. He currently plays in the NHL for Colorado.
I have a pair of tickets to give away to the both games this weekend: Chilliwack (Saturday, September 21) and Prince George (Sunday, September 22). Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
- Click below to post an entry on Twitter
Follow the Coquitlam Express on Facebook and Twitter for more info about their season. I will draw two winners at random from all entries at 10:00am on Friday, September 20, 2019.
UPDATE The winner for Saturday is Becky @didyoumeditate, and Sunday is Laurel!