The Coquitlam Express are a Junior "A" ice hockey team based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Mainland Division of the British Columbia Hockey League, they play their home games at the Poirier Leisure Complex. Although the team had played in the neighbouring city of Burnaby for the previous five years, on 14 January 2010 it was announced that the BCHL Board of Governors unanimously approved the relocation of the franchise back to Coquitlam for the 2010–11 season; the Coquitlam Express began play as a new franchise in the British Columbia Hockey League for the 2001–02 hockey season, played in the city for four seasons at the Coquitlam Sports Centre. Due to unsatisfactory conditions at the Sports Centre a reduction of parking due to the construction of a new aquatic complex next door, the team relocated to Burnaby for the 2005–06 season. Burnaby had a junior "A" team by the name of the Burnaby Bulldogs, which played in that city for four seasons; that team relocated to the city of Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island for the start of the 2002–03 season and was renamed the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
The 2005–06 season saw the Express win the league championship and the Mowat Cup by defeating the Langley Hornets in four games, the Chilliwack Chiefs in 5 games, the Victoria Salsa in 5 games, the Penticton Vees in six games. The team defeated the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in six games for the Doyle Cup and entered the National Championship as Pacific Region winners; the Express won the Royal Bank Cup 2006 by defeating the Yorkton Terries by a score of 8–2. In the Semi-Final against the Fort William Northstars, they scored the tying goal with 12 seconds left in the third period went on to win 3–2 in overtime. During the round-robin they had a record of 3–1, which seeded them 2nd in the Tournament, behind the hometown hosts Streetsville Derbys. In 2006–07 the Express were touted as a top team in the Canadian Junior Hockey League, with players like Kyle Turris and Tyler McNeely. In the first round of the BCHL playoffs, the team beat the Langley Chiefs in seven games before losing to the eventual BCHL league champions Nanaimo Clippers in seven games during the second round.
The 2007 off-season saw a coaching change from Rick Lanz, a scout for the Colorado Avalanche, to Dave McLellan. The team was not well-supported since the move from Coquitlam and struggled in attendance for the third straight year. By 17 October 2009, the Burnaby Express were averaging just 548 fans per game, the second lowest attendance of the 17 teams in the BCHL at the time; this was half the attendance. With the team in last place in the Coastal Conference, on 16 January 2010 the Express announced the firing of coach Dave McLellan. General manager Darcy Rota took over during the interim, with Bill Zaharia and Tyler Kuntz named as assistants for the remainder of the 2009–10 season. On 13 April 2010, the Express named Jon Calvano as their next head coach; the 2010–11 season marked the Express' return to Coquitlam. They played their first game back at the newly renovated and renamed Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex on 24 September 2010, where they defeated the Surrey Eagles 4–2. Coquitlam made the playoffs for the first time in three seasons, losing in the first round to the Eagles in four games.
The following year, they would again be eliminated in the first round, this time to the Powell River Kings in six games. Following the 2011–12 season, the Express named Jon Calvano as general manager on top of his existing coaching duties; the 2012–13 season saw a great start for the Express until the team lost players to multiple injuries within a short period, including New Jersey Devils draftee Alexander Kerfoot. The team struggled for most of the latter half of the season and failed to reach the postseason for the third time in five years. Calvano was fired at the end of the season. Barry Wolff became the team's next head coach on 22 April 2013 and led the Express to their second Fred Page Cup championship, their first appearance in the Western Canada Cup, where they finished fourth following a 5–3 loss in the semifinal to the AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints in 2014. Wolff was named the 2014 coach of the year by the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame and the team earned team of the year honours; the team achieved mixed success for the next couple of seasons, finishing fourth in the mainland division and eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in two consecutive seasons.
The 2016–17 season again had the Express sustain many player injuries, resulting in a franchise worst 11–44–2–1 record and finishing last in nearly every statistic. The following season continued the trend and after recording only three wins and eight points in the first three months, Wolff was fired and replaced with former OJHL's Toronto Patriots head coach Jason Fortier. Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes Mathew Barzal Mark Dekanich Brad Hunt David Jones Alexander Kerfoot Andrew Ladd Milan Lucic Wyatt Russell Kyle Turris Patrick Wiercioch Brandon Yip List of ice hockey teams in British Columbia Official website
Salmon Arm Silverbacks
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are a junior "A" ice hockey team from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada. They are a part of the British Columbia Hockey League; the Silverbacks returned a BCHL team to Shuswap/Salmon Arm 12 years after the previous team ceased operations, known at various times as the Totems and Tigers between 1982 and 1989. Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points Kris Chucko Ryan Duncan Andrew Ebbett Josh Manson Brady Murray Brendon Nash Riley Nash Ben Street Travis Zajac List of ice hockey teams in British Columbia Silverbacks Website
Clayton Stoner is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted in 79th overall, by the Minnesota Wild at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Stoner played his entire career with the Anaheim Ducks franchises. Stoner played junior B for the Campbell River Storm of the VIJHL and junior A for the Powell River Kings of the BCHL He played in the Western Hockey League for the Tri-City Americans from 2003–04 to 2004–05. Prior to the beginning of the latter playing season, on June 26, 2004, Stoner was drafted by the Minnesota Wild with the 79th pick of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Stoner began his professional playing career with the American Hockey League affiliate of the Wild, the Houston Aeros, where he played for four-and-a-half seasons, he made his NHL debut in the 2009–10 season, playing in eight games and registering two assists and 12 penalty minutes. Stoner became an NHL regular beginning in the 2010–11 season, where he participated in 57 games for Minnesota; that season, he scored his first career NHL goal on January 4, 2011, against Johan Hedberg of the New Jersey Devils.
Stoner made headlines in 2014 in a fight against the Edmonton Oilers' Luke Gazdic, where Stoner had his finger in a "L"-shape dislocated. Stoner was able to return to game with his finger taped up nearly engaging in another fight with Matt Hendricks, though the linesman separated the two before any punches were thrown. On March 18, 2014, Stoner scored his fourth career NHL goal on a breakaway against the New York Islanders. Emerging out of the penalty box as his boarding penalty expired, Wild captain Mikko Koivu sprung him on a breakaway, where Stoner made a deke and slipped the puck past Islanders goaltender Anders Nilsson into the net for his first goal of the season – and his first in nearly two years – to give the Wild a 4–0 lead in an eventual 6–0 win. During the 2012–13 NHL lock-out, Stoner played for HC'05 Banská Bystrica in the Slovak Extraliga, tallying five points. On July 1, 2014, Stoner signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks on a four-year, $13 million contract. Approaching the final year of his contract, Stoner was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21, 2017.
He was chosen with the incentive of the Ducks trading fellow defenceman, Shea Theodore to the Golden Knights. After attending the Golden Knights inaugural training camp, Stoner suffered a return of his abdomen injury that limited him to just 14 games in the previous season. Approaching the 2017–18 season, Stoner was ruled out indefinitely and placed on the injured reserve list on October 3, 2017. Stoner made headlines in May 2013 after pictures taken of him on a hunting trip in British Columbia surfaced online, where during the trip, he killed a grizzly bear; the bear had been known affectionately as "Cheeky" to local First Nations people. Although Stoner has claimed that hunt was legal, the incident has aroused controversy, as Stoner left the carcass after skinning the bear and removing its hide, as per local hunting regulations. Only residents of British Columbia can receive a license to hunt grizzlies. ESPN reported that he is accused of two counts of knowingly making a false statement to obtain a hunting license.
Stoner faces separate counts of hunting out of season, hunting without a license and unlawfully possessing dead wildlife related to the shooting of a bear near Bella Bella. A picture, released by Stoner via social media, showing Stoner proudly sporting the beheaded bear. Stoner has been found guilty according to a trial in Abbotsford, BC on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. In defence of his actions, Stoner released a public statement stating that he and his family "enjoy" killing large game species as a group activity, he was ordered to pay a $10 thousand fine for hunting without a proper licence. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Daniel Carr (ice hockey)
Daniel Carr is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, playing for the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League while under contract to the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League. Carr played collegiate hockey with the Union Dutchmen in the NCAA Men's Division I ECAC Hockey conference. In his senior year, Carr's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2013–14 ECAC Hockey All-Conference First Team. On April 24, 2014, as an undrafted free agent Carr signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. In the 2015–16 season, on November 29, 2015, against the Carolina Hurricanes, Carr became one of few NHL players to score a goal on the first shot during the first shift of their NHL debut, he re-signed with the Canadiens on July 1, 2016. On July 1, 2018, Carr signed as a free agent to a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Vegas Golden Knights after not receiving a qualifying offer from the Montreal Canadiens. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Powell River, British Columbia
Powell River is a city on the northern Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Most of its population lives near the eastern shores of Salish Sea, part of the larger Georgia Strait between Vancouver Island and the Mainland. With two intervening long, steep sided fjords inhibiting the construction of a contiguous road connection with Vancouver to the south, geographical surroundings explain Powell River's remoteness as a community, despite a relative proximity to Vancouver and other populous areas of the BC Coast; the city is the location of the head office of the Powell River Regional District. Prior to the establishment of European settlement in the area, the area was inhabited by Coast Salish peoples, was used as a landing spot for gold prospectors coming from Vancouver Island who were treading their way to the Fraser River to find quick fortune prior to the creation of the Cariboo Road; the Powell River was named for Israel Wood Powell, at that time superintendent of Indian Affairs for BC.
He was travelling up the coast of BC in the 1880s and the river and lake were named after him. The pulp mill was started in 1908, with a corresponding townsite company town commenced in 1910: the first roll of paper was produced at Powell River Mill in 1912. Large logging companies had earlier moved in to take advantage of the huge timber. Brooks, Scanlon & Obrien. J. Scanlon forming the Powell River Company, western Canada's first pulp and paper mill; the Historic Townsite was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995, recognizing the exceptionally well preserved early 20th Century planned community, rooted in the Garden City Design Movement and the Arts and Crafts philosophy. When the British Columbia Credit Unions Act was passed in 1939, a study club organized by local millworkers secured the first charter with a deposit of $48.30. The mill provided a small office space at low rent in the early years. By 1955, when the Powell River Credit Union moved into a permanent office, it had over 3,000 members and $1 million in assets.
The mill in Powell River was at one time the largest paper mill in the world. In its prime, one in every 25 newspapers in the world was printed on paper from the Powell River mill. However, since it has cut back on production and now produces newsprint and specialty papers for Catalyst Paper; the mill is down-sizing, only three paper machines remain in production, thus laying off hundreds of employees. The subsequent diversification of the local economy led to an increased focus on ecotourism and the arts, in addition to more traditional resources like mining and general forestry. In recognition of its strong arts and cultural programs, Powell River was named a "Cultural Capital of Canada" in 2004; the Powell River area is the traditional home to the Tla A'min Nation of the Mainland Comox branch of the Coast Salish peoples, who still reside there to this day, although having been forced to relocate from their original village site at the mouth of Powell River to make way for the construction of a power dam and paper mill.
Their village is referred to as Sliammon. Powell River is host to the Powell River Kings, a member team of the British Columbia Hockey League, Powell River Villa, who play in the Vancouver Island Soccer League. Powell River has many youth sports teams and associations. PRYHA is the youth hockey associations with rep teams. Powell River's gymnastics association has produced many reputable gymnasts. Powell River's youth baseball league is called the P. R. M. B. A, it consists of six different age groups known as T-Ball, Mosquito, Pee Wee and Midget/Junior. The Patricia Theatre is Canada's oldest continuously operating theatre; the theatre was built in 1913 and rebuilt in 1928. The theatre was built in a Spanish renaissance-style. Powell River Historical Museum depicts the interactions between the pioneers and First Nations as well as showing the tools and items that would have been used by those groups. Powell River hosts a number of festivals that highlight local interest and culture, including the Blackberry Festival, Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy Festival, Townsite Jazz Festival, International Choral Kathaumixw, the Sunshine Music Festival.
Powell River is home to Canada's longest hut-to-hut hiking trail. The free-access 180 kilometre back-country trail meanders through a wide variety of landscapes, including coastal shorelines, old-growth forest, panoramic mountaintops, pristine creeks and lakes and salmon streams. While not on an island, it is a community isolated by ocean and mountains. Powell River is accessible to vehicles only by ferry—from most of the rest of the continent, a sequence of ferries; the surrounding inlets banked by mountainous terrain have made roads to other areas of the BC mainland thus far unfeasible. BC Ferries serves Powell River from Comox on Vancouver Island to the west, from the Sunshine Coast to the south east, via a route from Earl's Cove near Skookumchuck Narrows. Since the Sunshine Coast is isolated from the rest of the BC mainland, vehicles from Vancouver must take two ferries to reach Powell River. Powell River is accessible by air—via private plane, or by Pacific Coastal Airlines, which offers 20- to 25-minute flights between Powell River Airport and the South Terminal of Vancouver's International Airp
Brett Andrew Hull is a Canadian-American former ice hockey player and general manager, an executive vice president of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, he played for the Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes between 1986 and 2005, his career total of 741 goals is the fourth highest in NHL history, he is one of five players to score 50 goals in 50 games. He was a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams - 1999 with the Dallas Stars and 2002 with the Detroit Red Wings. In 2017 Hull was named one of the'100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Known as one of the game's greatest snipers, Hull was an elite scorer at all levels of the game, he played college hockey for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, where he scored 52 goals in 1985–86. He scored 50 the following year with the Moncton Golden Flames of the American Hockey League and had five consecutive NHL seasons of at least 50 goals, his 86 goals in 1990–91 is the third highest single-season total in NHL history.
Hull won the Hart Memorial Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award that year as the league's most valuable player, he played in eight NHL All-Star Games. Having dual citizenship in Canada and the United States, Hull was eligible to play for either Canada or the United States internationally and chose to join the American National Team, he was a member of the team that won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and was a two-time Olympian, winning a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, joining his father Bobby to become the first father-and-son pair of players in the Hall, they are the only pair to each score 1,000 career points in the NHL. Hull's nickname, "the Golden Brett" is a reference to his father's nickname of "the Golden Jet", his jersey number 16 was retired by the St. Louis Blues. Hull was born August 1964, in Belleville, Ontario, his father, was a long-time professional hockey player in both the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association.
His mother, was an American professional figure skater and taught him how to skate. He has three brothers: Bobby Jr. Blake and Bart, a younger half-sister: Michelle. Bart played professional football in the Canadian Football League, his uncle Dennis was a long-time NHL player. As his father was playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, Hull's early life was spent in Illinois, he first played organized hockey in the Chicago area at the age of four, he and his brothers skated with the Black Hawks where they watched their father play. The family moved back to Canada when Bobby signed with the original Winnipeg Jets in 1972; as a youth, he and teammate Richard Kromm played in the 1977 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Winnipeg South Monarchs minor ice hockey team. Brett moved to Vancouver with his mother and two youngest siblings shortly before his parents' acrimonious divorce in 1979. Hull was not close to his father following the breakup. Admitting that he was viewed as a "pudgy, fun-loving, music-crazed bum" in his youth, Hull stated in his autobiography that he was not surprised when he failed to attract the attention of a junior team.
He was first eligible for the NHL Entry Draft in 1982, but as he was still playing in a juvenile league, was passed over without interest. He joined the Penticton Knights of the tier-II British Columbia Junior Hockey League in the 1982–83 season where he scored 48 goals in 50 games, he was again passed over at the 1983 Entry Draft as teams remained unconvinced of his commitment to the game and his conditioning. NHL teams took notice of Hull following his 1983–84 season in which he scored 105 goals in 56 games and broke the BCJHL scoring record with 188 points; the Calgary Flames selected him in the sixth round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, 117th overall. Hull accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Minnesota-Duluth, in 1984–85, scored 32 goals as a freshman; the power of his shot terrorized opposition goaltenders. He was awarded the Jerry Chumola Award as the school's rookie of the year and received similar honors from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, his coaches at Minnesota-Duluth impressed on Hull the need to improve his skating, in 1985–86, he broke the school record of 49 goals in one season, reaching 52 for the campaign.
Hull was named the WCHA first team all-star at right wing and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In his two seasons at UMD, Hull set numerous school scoring records, he holds the records for most goals by most goals in one season. His 20 power play goals, seven hat tricks and 13 multiple-goal games in 1985–86 are all records, he shares the school's single-game playoff record of four goals; the school retired his jersey number 29 in 2006. Choosing to turn professional following his sophomore season, Hull signed a contract with the Calgary Flames and joined the team during the 1986 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he made his NHL debut on May 20, 1986, in game three of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Canadiens. His best scoring opportunity came, he appeared in two games of the Flames' five-game series loss to Montreal. The Flames assigned Hull to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Moncton Golden Flames, for the majority of the 1986–87 season.
He scored 50 goals, tying an AHL rookie record, his 93 points was third best in the league. He won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the league's rookie of the year and was named to the first all-star team, he earned a b
The Chilliwack Chiefs are a junior "A" ice hockey team based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Mainland Division of the British Columbia Hockey League, they play their home games at Prospera Centre, vacated after the Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League were sold and moved to Victoria, where they became known as the Victoria Royals. The franchise the Quesnel Millionaires, started out in the Peace Cariboo Junior Hockey League in 1975; the Millionaires are the 1977, 1978, 1979, 1987 PCJHL Champions. They won the 1977, 1978, 1979 Cyclone Taylor Cup Championships. In 1996, the Millionaires moved to the British Columbia Hockey League. On May 9, 2011, the BCHL approved the sale of the Millionaires to the Chiefs Development Group in Chilliwack; the former Chiefs franchise was renamed the Langley Rivermen in preparation for the Millionaires' move to Chilliwack to become the Chiefs. On May 20, 2018, the Chiefs won their first RBC Cup, 4–2 over the Wellington Dukes while hosting the tournament.
Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points Western Canada Championships: BCHL – AJHL – SJHL – MJHL – HostRound-robin play with 1st vs. 2nd - winner advance to National Championship & loser to runner-up game3rd vs. 4th in 2nd semifinal winner to runner-up game loser eliminated. Runner-up game determines 2nd representative to National Championship. WCC competition began after the 2013 season. Canadian Jr. A National ChampionshipsDudley Hewitt Champions – Central, Fred Page Champions – Eastern, Doyle Cup Champion – Pacific, ANAVET Cup Champion – Western, HostRound-robin play with top four in semifinal games and winners to finals. List of ice hockey teams in British Columbia Chilliwack Chiefs official website