by Jacob Lazare
Coming off the best September in Express franchise history, the Express have *officially* strengthened the leadership group of the team, naming Massimo Rizzo and Adam Trotman as alternate captains. They join Connor Gregga and Joshua Wildauer with As and Drew Cooper with the C.
“This was group decision by players and staff. Adam’s demeanor and professionalism are very impressive. Players look up to the way he takes care of himself. Massimo is a former captain in the league, and leads by example. His path to get healthy and make it back to the lineup is definitely an inspiration to our group,” – HC Jason Fortier
Rizzo served as captain of the Penticton Vees last season, leading them to a first place finish in the Interior Division. Trotman wore an A last season in the OJHL with the Newmarket Hurricanes.
The Express currently sit atop the Mainland Division with an 8-2 record. Fans can see Rizzo and Trotman don their new uniform additions for the first time on October 20, when the Powell River Kings come to Coquitlam for the annual Pink the Rink game for Breast Cancer Awareness.