EDMONTON, AB - June 1, 2023 - The Junior Prospects Hockey League (JPHL) is proud to announce its expansion with the Coquitlam Express, one of the premier junior hockey teams in the BCHL for the upcoming 2023-24 season. The newly established U18 team, operating under the banner of Coquitlam HC, will offer talented young players an exceptional platform to develop their skills and pursue their hockey dreams.
The Coquitlam Express has earned a reputation for excellence and commitment to player development, both on and off the ice. This expansion into the JPHL further solidifies the team’s dedication to nurturing young talent and providing them with unparalleled opportunities to showcase their abilities.
Commissioner Richard Nault expressed his enthusiasm about the Coquitlam Express joining the JPHL saying, "We are thrilled to welcome the Coquitlam Express and their U18 team, Coquitlam HC, to the Junior Prospects Hockey League. The Express organization has demonstrated a strong commitment to player development, and their participation will undoubtedly enhance the competitive nature of our league. We look forward to the excitement and growth that this partnership will bring to both the Coquitlam Express and the JPHL."
Tali Campbell, COO & GM of the Coquitlam Express, also expressed his excitement about this expansion saying, "We are excited to embark on this new journey and join the JPHL. The Coquitlam Express has always aimed to provide our players with the best opportunities for growth and advancement. With Coquitlam HC, our U18 team, we will continue this tradition by fostering a positive and competitive environment where young players can excel. We are grateful for the support we have received from the JPHL and look forward to contributing to the league’s success."
Coquitlam HC will be the newest addition to the JPHL and will compete against other esteemed teams in the league, providing families and fans with thrilling hockey action and showcasing the talent of the next generation of hockey stars.
The 2023-24 season promises to be an exciting one for both the Coquitlam Express and the Junior Prospects Hockey League, as they embark on this partnership to further elevate the standards of junior hockey.