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The Coquitlam Express Junior A Hockey Club will be hosting a U16 and U18 team during the Spring of 2020 as the defending U16 and U18 JSHL Champions!

Playing on the Express U16 and U18 Teams gives you an incredible opportunity to be involved in the BC Spring Hockey League (Formally known as the JSHL) where you get to play with the top prospects in BC, enhance your hockey skills, be showcased in front of scouts and BCHL Coaching staffs. This camp not only opens you up to incredible growth on and off the ice, but overall, gives you a firsthand BCHL Junior A experience. 

The BCSHL is an independent spring program organized by BC Junior A teams to give top players in their region the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of coaches and scouts from various levels of hockey.

Being involved with the BCSHL, you will get the full Junior A experience. Not only will you be playing in BCHL formatted games (stop time, ice-cleans, large fan base) you will travel to various locations throughout BC to play 3 games over that weekend against other BCSHL teams. 

We are looking for:

  • 2005-2006 born players for our U-16 Team.
  • 2003-2004 born players for our U-18 Team. 

Proposed Schedule (subject to change):

  • May 14-17 (Chilliwack U18, Langley U16)
  • June 12-14 (Surrey U18, Chilliwack U16)
  • June 19-21 (Victoria U18, Nanaimo U16)
  • June 30- July 4 (Surrey)

 

The Coquitlam Express U16 & U18 Spring League program provides the following: 

  • The opportunity to be Coached and Mentored by the top Coaches in the BCHL; 
  • The opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Jr. A hockey and the expectations and demands of playing at the BCHL level;
  • The opportunity to be seen by BCHL Coaches and Scouts;
  • The opportunity to play in 12 Full length games, 3 games per showcase;
  • The opportunity to play in BCHL simulated games;
  • The opportunity to travel across BC to Showcase weekends;
  • 15 hours of development ice;
  • 5 hours of dry land training;
  • Coquitlam Express Spring uniform which includes, Home Jersey, Away Jersey and socks;
  • The opportunity to be showcased on the League Website which displays: 
    • Full Player and Team Stats
    • Standings
    • Player Profiles;

All to be seen by Coaches and Scouts associated with the BCHL, NCAA, NHL. 

COQUITLAM EXPRESS U-18 & U-16 ELITE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
What we cover in U-16- U18 Elite Player Development:  

SKILL ENHANCEMENT:
Skill is imperative in today’s modern game We create optimal professional level drills to enhance each player’s skillset, by creating game-like situations and fundamentals that need to be taught. 

IQ:
We will isolate weakness in a player’s game and provide the proper techniques, movements and thought processes that are needed in order to make the jump to the next level.

SAFETY:
We will teach player’s how to execute drills at the highest pace, while doing it the safest way possible. If we can provide safer ways to escape from a hit, and make a play, then it may tack on years to the players playing career.

TRENDS:
We will train elite game skills such as deking/deception movements, maximize stride, elite stick skills, and help simplify game reaction and decision-making.

PROFESSIONALISM: Learn the right mindset to play elite hockey.

What are our Goals and Objectives? 

The Coquitlam Express U18-U16 Elite Hockey Teams provide players with an opportunity to achieve their own goals while being part of a historic Junior A Hockey program. 

We: 

  Identify talented young hockey players and assess their inherent abilities and potential for future development and success.
  Contact the coaches and parents of these players with an eye toward becoming involved in their future development.
  Work to inform parents and players of the available options for future development, so they can make informed decisions regarding the serious pursuit of the player’s training and opportunities.
  Incorporate on-ice training to identify players’ strengths and weaknesses with the goal of enhancing his skills development and remedying any deficiencies.
  Enhance early preparation of skills and abilities that will be needed for a higher level of competition for more years in the future.
  Identify and work on deficiencies in skill factors that can be determined through interaction with our coaches.
  Identify deficiencies in training and health/nutrition that can be remedied by education and, if necessary, expert intervention.
  Make sure these deficiencies are discussed with both the athlete and the parent for remedial work.
  Enhance the flow of information and educational opportunities to players and their parents to help improve and focus player training.
  Assist the player and family in the development of these young athletes through enhanced access to the best authorities available, in addition to other training and performance opportunities.
  Serve as a “fast track” for talented hockey players from the early years of training so they are prepared to advance through the junior/college/pro and international levels. 

Contact Information: 

To take advantage of all the opportunities the BCSHL brings, please fill out our online application form.

If you have any questions, please call us directly at 604-936-4625 or emailt Dave@coquitlamexpress.ca