BCHL Today: Marit signs in Sweden, Sweet-Coulter resurfaces in Westshore, and more!

Marit signs in Sweden

Coquitlam Express forward Sam Marit has signed with the Stenungsund Stingers of HockeyTvåan, which is the fourth tier of pro hockey in Sweden. The contract is for the 2021-22 season.

Marit, who’s from Toronto, ON, had six goals and 14 points in 20 games with the Express during the 2020-21 BCHL pod season. He also had two goals and four points in 11 games for Coquitlam in the exhibition season.

The 2000-born forward played four seasons of junior A hockey in Ontario before joining the Express. During that time, Marit posted 54 points in 148 games split between Dryden of the Superior International Junior Hockey League and Markham and Brampton of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Express get Tattle back for 2021-22

The Coquitlam Express announced on Friday the return of 2001-born forward Ryan Tattle for the 2021-22 BCHL season.

Tattle, who served as an alternate captain for Coquitlam this past season, committed to the University of Connecticut for this fall back in April, but that is now deferred to September 2022.

The Port Moody, BC product had nine goals and 18 points in 18 games with the Express during the pod season, his second in the BCHL.

Sweet-Coulter lands in Westshore

Former Merritt Centennials general manager and head coach Derek Sweet-Coulter has signed on with the Westshore Wolves of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League as GM and head coach.

He spent the past two years in Merritt and left the Centennials with an overall record of 15-48-1-3 in 67 games as head coach. The Cents board of directors elected to not renew his contract in May.

Sweet-Coulter played with the Peninsula Panthers in the VIJHL during the 2002-03 season and had 18 points in 17 games.

Filbrandt splits from DEAC

Defenseman Clint Filbrandt (two goals, seven assists in 31 games with Penticton and Cowichan Valley in 2013-14) won’t be back with DEAC of Erste Liga in 2021-22. Erste Liga is the top pro league in Hungary and Romania.

DEAC management announced on Friday that it couldn’t come to an agreement with the 26-year-old for next season. The Calgary, AB product posted 29 points in 70 games for DEAC over the last two seasons.