The Merritt Centennials hockey club is the longest continuously run franchise in the British Columbia Hockey League. The Centennials’ 42-year history in the BCHL is filled with memorable moments and exciting events, including the winning of both the Doyle and Mowatt Cups in 1977-78, and the Interior Conference playoff championships in 2001.
The Centennials currently play in the Interior Conference of the BCHL, arguably the top division in all of Canadian Junior A hockey. One or more member teams are consistently ranked in the top-10 nationally every year.
The Merritt Centennials are one of only five community-owned franchises in the BCHL. It is run by a volunteer executive and Board of Directors, whose sole objective is to help Junior A hockey flourish in the community of Merritt.
The BCHL offers hockey players a chance to enhance their skills while also providing exposure to US college, CIS, NHL, and major junior scouts. T