The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce a partnership with Nicola Post and Rail to provide the team’s players with the highest rated helmet available for their safety. The partnership sees Nicola Post and Rail generously purchase the Centennials’ helmets for the 2017-18 BC Hockey League season.
“Our players’ mental and physical health is very important to our staff and we’re thankful for companies with a good conscience like Nicola Post and Rail,” said Cents General Manager and Head Coach Joe Martin. “The Bertoia family does great things in our community and their recent volunteering to improve mental health awareness will have an impact and help youth in the Nicola Valley.”
In a recent independent test, the Bauer RE-AKT 75 did the best job of managing impact energy and lowering head acceleration of all hockey helmets tested and has placed the new Bauer hockey helmet at the very top of the Centennials’ helmet ratings.
“With all the awareness today surrounding concussions, mental health and wellness, we were impressed to hear that the Centennials decided to act on that awareness, and take it one step further by purchasing quality Bauer helmets and partnering with HeadCheck Health,” said Nicola Post and Rail Administrative Assistant Bev Bertoia. “It is apparent after talking with Joe and his staff that both the safety of the team and the continued awareness of dealing with mental health issues, whether they arise from injury or otherwise, is a definite priority. We are proud to support the entire process.”