The Coquitlam Express are hoping 'Home Sweet Home' is as sweet as advertised.
After a tough, occasionally horrendous, road trip that saw them outscored 30-11 over five games, the friendly confines of the Poirier Sports Centre are more than welcome.
Hopefully, it will result in some puck-luck, too, starting tomorrow (Saturday, 7 p.m.) when they play the Surrey Eagles in Coquitlam.
The Express ended the road swing on Tuesday with a 7-1 loss to Langley. They trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes but closed the gap midway through the game on a slick goal from Adam Rossignol.
The former Western Hockey League vet had a golden opportunity moments later to tie the game only to be foiled.
The host Rivermen, however, didn't miss on their next chances and led 5-1 heading into the third, despite being outshot 32-16 by Coquitlam.
The Express were blasted 11-0 by defending national champion Penticton and were edged 4-3 by Vernon last weekend.
The scores reflect more the sorry state of the club's injury woes than any lack of effort, coach Jon Calvano said.
"When it rains it poured but that's the way it's goes when you are playing with a depleted roster," Calvano said, noting the club has added Brandon Morley, Mitchell Fyffe and Will Cook to the injured list. "We're evaluating young players and players haven't quit."
Since winning the first two games in December, Coquitlam has slipped the rails with a 3-16 record.
Coquitlam will also host Philip Zielonka and the Chilliwack Chiefs on Monday in a special 2 p.m. Family Day game at the Sports Centre.