A new hockey team is set to join the Junior Prospect Hockey League (JPHL) through the Coquitlam Express, BCHL organization. The team, which is set to operate a U18 team, will be based in Coquitlam with players practicing at the Train Station (Poirier Sports Complex) and going to Centennial High School across the road.
The new team is owned by Coquitlam Express President and Governor Fayaz Manji and managed by Coquitlam Express Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Tali Campbell, who are both passionate about hockey and are committed to providing a top notch program for the student athletes.
The team is currently in the process of selecting a head coach and building its roster. Tali Campbell, who will be the GM of the program, has promised to bring in a high quality head coach to provide the best development possible for their players. The players will mainly be from the Lower Mainland, as that’s the commitment the team has to its local players “we want to make sure we are working with our homegrown, local talent and providing them every opportunity to succeed, move onto play in the BCHL and one day onto College hockey,” said Tali Campbell “One of the major advantages we will have too is our players through the Coquitlam HC U18 will be permitted to affiliate with any BCHL team, and we will make sure we work with all BCHL teams to try and find affiliations for our players.”
Commissioner of the JPHL Richard Nault expressed his excitement about the Coquitlam Express joining the JPHL saying, “We are thrilled to welcome the Coquitlam Express and their U18 team, Coquitlam HC, to the Junior Prospects Hockey League. The Express organization has demonstrated a strong commitment to player development, and their participation will undoubtedly enhance the competitive nature of our league. We look forward to the excitement and growth that this partnership will bring to both the Coquitlam Express and the JPHL.”
Any players interested in learning more about the program can reach out to Tali Campbell at email@example.com