Express unveil alternate captains for 2020-21
NEWS| The Express are excited to announce Cooper Connell, Danny Pearson and Ryan Tattle as Assistant Captains for the season. pic.twitter.com/4wC3Pi35Em
— Coquitlam Express (@BCHLExpress) November 25, 2020
The Coquitlam Express announced on Wednesday the three players who will serve as alternate captains for the 2020-21 season.
Pearson and Connell are both entering their third season with the Express while Tattle is going into his sophomore campaign.
Campbell adds general manager’s title in Coquitlam
I am honoured to add General Manager to my title for the Coquitlam Express.
This year has been tough for all, but our players and staff are riding this wave and it’s a pleasure to be with them on this. pic.twitter.com/AtW3LYGv7g
— Tali Campbell (@CampbellTali) November 26, 2020
Coquitlam vice-president Tali Campbell took to Twitter on Thursday to announce his appointment as general manager of the Express.
Campbell, who was hired as VP last month after stepping down as GM of the Nanaimo Clippers, takes over the Express’s GM role from Dave McLellan.
There’s no mention of Coquitlam parting ways with McLellan, but he is no longer listed under the hockey or business staff on the team’s website. Express head coach Dan Cioffi is listed as assistant general manager.
Powell is now an Everblade
— EP Transfers (@ep_transfers) November 28, 2020
Forward Myles Powell (44 goals, 64 assists in 151 games with Alberni Valley, Victoria, and Cowichan Valley from 2011-14) has signed with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL for the 2020-21 season.
Powell, 26, had 20 points in 19 ECHL games with the Wheeling Nailers in 2019-20. He also put up four points in 11 American Hockey League games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Defiel let go by Rapid City
— ECHL Week (@ECHLWeek) November 27, 2020
Goaltender Gordon Defiel (20-20-0, 3.64 GAA, .888 SV% in 44 games with Coquitlam in 2013-14) is without a team following his release from the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL.
The 27-year-old was signed by the Rush in January and finished with a 5-3-3 record along with a 2.58 GAA and a .925 SV% in 13 games in Rapid City.