COQUITLAM — Blanked, but not shut out.
While there were no Coquitlam Express players named to the 2012-13 B.C. Hockey League all-star team announced Wednesday, the club was represented by a trio of players who started the 2012-13 season in Coquitlam colours.
Making the Coastal Conference first team was Brady Shaw, who was dealt to the Surrey Eagles in October and proceeded to post top-five scoring numbers with the Mainland Division leaders.
Drawing a spot on the Coastal’s second all-star roster was Philip Zielonka, a sniper who Coquitlam traded to the Chilliwack Chiefs on Jan. 10. The Quebec native, who was also selected to the BCHL’s All-Rookie team, had registered 20 goals and 13 assists over 24 games prior to being moved.
Named to the Interior Conference second squad was winger John Siemer, who was also traded at the deadline to the Penticton Vees after posting 20 goals and 29 assists over 37 games during his second season with the Express.
All three earned NCAA Div. 1 scholarship agreements prior to be traded, with Shaw inking with Bentley, Siemer heading to Northern Michigan and Zielonka committing to Harvard.
Also earning a spot on the BCHL’s Interior Conference first all-star team is Coquitlam native Marcus Basara, who has been a consistent member of the league’s top-10 scoring race as a member of the West Kelowna Warriors
Longtime Port Moody resident Adam Tambellini, who plays for Surrey, was selected to the Coastal Conference’s second all-star squad.