Last time they met, the Coquitlam-based Vancouver Northeast Chiefs were handily spanked by the Greater Vancouver Canadians.
Frustration, disappointment and heartbreak could describe the feelings among the Coquitlam Express these days.
Although the fiscal cliff may have been averted, there's a different cliff that the Coquitlam Express are trying to steer clear of.
There were accomplishments aplenty by local athletes and teams in 2012, from teenage gridiron stars who rolled undefeated through a long football season to be crowned provincial champions, to the Coquitlam junior Adanacs' fourth straight Minto Cup run - and second straight runnerup status.
THE holidays are here and it's the perfect time to find a comfy couch, grab a mug of hot chocolate and relive the excitement of the past 12 months.
Just as the Coquitlam Express began the season without centre Alexander Kerfoot, they'll now have to close out the rest of the schedule without him.
The Coquitlam Express are sending a trio to Nova Scotia next week - with an eye on defending an international title.
Home ice has been a tough row to hoe for the Coquitlam Express.
Home ice continues to befuddle the Coquitlam Express.
It was the kind of first that he had hoped for - and it came in just his second start.
The line of Josh Hansen, Luke Esposito and Austin Plevy combined for 16 points over two games as the Chilliwack Chiefs put the brakes on the Mainland Division-leading Coquitlam Express last weekend.
Like their team name, the Coquitlam Express are prone to picking up steam.
Bolstered by a pair of powerplay goals and yet another solid showing between the pipes, the Coquitlam Express rolled to their third straight win Friday after posting a 3-2 victory over the Langley Rivermen in the club's home opener.
Timing is everything - and that goes for both bad and good.
As opening weekends go, this past one was a winner.
It's no secret that hockey has become more of a global game in recent decades, and one look at the nucleus of this year's edition of the Coquitlam Express suggests the club will lean on our neighbours to the south in particular.
There's nothing like a little experience to inspire great beginnings.
Entering his second year as a Coquitlam Express, West Vancouver native Alexander Kerfoot won't be distracted by college recruiting trips and visits from scouts this coming season.
W ith its inaugural Showcase tournament, the Junior A B.C. Hockey League is hoping for a few more stories like Alexander Kerfoot. On Tuesday, the league unveiled Vancouver Canucks defenceman Jason Garrison as the honourary chair and Save-On-Foods as the title sponsor for the Showcase, a Sept. 7 to 9 event at Prospera Centre that features all 16 league teams playing regular-season games at one venue.