The Coquitlam Express prides itself on creating a tradition of delivering high caliber junior hockey to its fans while focusing on individual player athletic and academic development. It’s highest professionally drafted player is Kyle Turris who was drafted in the 1st round and 3rd overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2007. In the team’s history, 30 NCAA scholarships have been awarded to former Express players to US colleges including David Jones, who attended Dartmouth College before beginning his professional career with the Colorado Avalanche, and Brandon Yip who attended Boston University before playing professionally with the Colorado Avalanche and the Nashville Predators. In 2010-11, the Express had four players on its roster who received scholarships to US Colleges.
Playing in the Mainland Division, the Coquitlam Express has enjoyed remarkable success in the 16 team league, considered one of the premier leagues for players across North America. After rink renovations at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex or Coquitlam Sports Centre, forced a move to Burnaby, British Columbia for the 2005-2006 season, the Express went on to win the Fred Page Cup, awarded to league champions and then the Doyle Cup, earning the right to represent the Pacific Region in the 2006 Royal Bank National Championship Cup. It defeated the Yorkton Terries and was crowned the 2006 Canadian National Junior A champions.
The organization and its players show their commitment to the community by participating in different volunteering opportunities such as the SHARE Foundation, the Raise a Reader programs, involvement in youth hockey development as well as many other charitable causes. Through their weekly visits to local elementary schools, players encourage literacy and spread positive messages to today's youths.