Coquitlam Picks Up Salmon Arm Defenceman Mark Whiteley:

The Coquitlam Express got into the trade action today, grabbing 20-year-old defenceman Mark Whiteley from the Salmon Arm SilverBacks for future considerations.

Whiteley is a veteran of 92 career BCHL games and will likely be given a prominent role on the Express blueline for the remainder of the season.

The move allows the SilverBacks to look at adding a player ahead of the deadline without worrying about subtracting one for their roster.

To Coquitlam Express:
D Mark Whiteley (93) Salmon Arm SilverBacks:
Future Considerations

The Express didn’t post anything about the trade on their website, but play-by-play man Eddie Gregory noted it on his blog:

The Express have added a pair of 20 year old defenceman in advance of the January 10th roster deadline.

They have acquired experienced BCHL blueliner Mark Whiteley and signed JD Cotroneo.

Whiteley comes to the Express from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in exchange for future considerations. The 6’0 Surrey native has dressed for 27 games with the Silverbacks this season. But has spent the majority of his 92 career BCHL career with the Langley Rivermen/Chiefs franchise.

This season he has 1 goal and 8 assists for 9 points in 35 games split between Langley and Salmon Arm. He has 8 goals and 32 assists for 40 points in his BCHL career.

Cotroneo was with St. Thomas University (NCAA DIV. III) where he didn’t dress for a game. He spent the majority of his junior career in the NAHL split between Traverse City, Topeka, Aberdeen and the Soo Eagles where he played 49 games over the previous two seasons scoring 2 goals and 7 asssists for 9 points.

The 5’11 180lb Woodbury Minnesota native also played 14 games with Des Moines of the USHL and didn’t register a point during the 2011-12 season.

The SilverBacks did issue a release:

The Salmon Arm SilverBacks have made a move ahead of the BCHL’s impending Trade Deadline, this Friday, by sending 20 year old Defenceman Mark Whiteley to the Coquitlam Express, for Future Considerations.

Whiteley, a native of Surrey, B.C, joined the SilverBacks earlier in the season from the Langley Rivermen, and posted 6 assists in 27 games in his time with the SilverBacks.

‘Backs General Manager and Head Coach Troy Mick says the move of Whiteley allows the ‘Backs an open roster position “We really appreciate the work Mark did for our organization, on, and off the ice, but we felt that the best way to improve our club was to make a deal that gave us space for another player; while at the same time adding Future Considerations from the Express.”

Mick says the organization would like to wish Mark all the best in Coquitlam, with the Express, as they continue to work towards a Playoff berth in the Mainland Division.

The SilverBacks hit the road this weekend, with games in Powell River, Alberni Valley, and Cowichan Valley, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.


08-Jan-14: Coquitlam acquires D Mark Whiteley (93) from Salmon Arm for future considerations.

08-Jan-14: Victoria acquires F Travis Stephens (93) from Trail for future considerations.

07-Jan-14: Nanaimo acquires F Luke Sandler (93) from Surrey for future considerations.

07-Jan-14: West Kelowna acquires F Nathan Craft (94) from Langley for future considerations.

07-Jan-14: West Kelowna trades D Zane Schartz (94) to Trail for D Braden Pears (93) and future considerations.

07-Jan-14: Alberni Valley acquires F Mitch Owsley (93) from Whitecourt for future considerations.

06-Jan-14: Chilliwack trades F Austin Plevy (94) to Brooks for F Mason Boh (95) and future considerations.

06-Jan-14: Surrey trades F Brett Mulcahy (93) to Vernon for F Chase McMurphy (94) and future considerations.

05-Jan-14: Chilliwack trades D Cooper Rush (93) to Prince George for D Caleb Thompson (94) and future consideration.

04-Jan-14: Penticton trades F Anthony Conti (95) and future considerations to Surrey for F Nic Pierog (93).

03-Jan-14: Vernon trades D Jason Bird (93) and future considerations to Merritt for D Dylan Chanter (95).

03-Jan-14: Coquitlam acquires F Brendan Lamont (94) from Penticton for F Mike Rebry (93).

10-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley acquires F Alexis Guilbault (95) from Cégep de St-Hyacinthe for future considerations.

10-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley trades F Ambrose Firkus (94) to Okotoks for F Taylor Allan (95) and future considerations.

01-Dec-13: Cowichan Valley trades D Taki Pantziris (93) to West Kelowna for F Ambrose Firkus (94).

01-Dec-13: Penticton trades D Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (93), D Clint Filbrandt (95) and future considerations to Cowichan Valley for F Steen Cooper (95).

01-Dec-13: Coquitlam trades D Matthew Berry-Lamontagna (93) to Penticton for future considerations.

Trades Made: 16
Trades Made Within BCHL: 12
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 4
Players: 27
Future Considerations: 15

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