BCHL Today: Express name alternate captains, tack GM title on Campbell, and more


Express unveil alternate captains for 2020-21

The Coquitlam Express announced on Wednesday the three players who will serve as alternate captains for the 2020-21 season.

2000-born forward Danny Pearson along with 2001-born forwards Ryan Tattle and Cooper Connell will each have an ‘A’ on their jersey this season.

Pearson and Connell are both entering their third season with the Express while Tattle is going into his sophomore campaign.

Earlier this month, the Express announced 2000-born defenseman Noah De La Durantaye as its captain for 2020-21.

Campbell adds general manager’s title in Coquitlam

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

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

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.