The Coquitlam Express announced the leadership group for the upcoming season ahead of the season opener tonight in Surrey.
The club decided to start with four assistant captains for the season, 2001-born forward Arlo Merritt, 2001-born forward Ryan Tattle, 2001-born defenseman Alek Sukunda and 2003-born defenseman Matthew Campbell.
“We are excited to announce our leadership group this season, the four players are great leaders on and off the ice and will serve the club well,” said Tali Campbell, Express general manager “the decision this year wasn’t easy as we have a really good group of players in the dressing room. We could have likely named 12+ assistant captains and they all would have done a great job.”
In not announcing a Captain Campbell said this will be done over time “we are in no rush to name one person as the captain, we feel all our leaders have the capability of being the ‘Captain’ but right now everyone will share the duties.”
The Express open the season tonight against the Surrey Eagles.