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Centennials Sign Shara for the 2022/23 Season

MERRITT, BC. – The Merritt Centennials Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce Defenceman Michael Shara (’03) has committed to the team for the 2022-2023 season. Shara, a 5’10 185 pound native of Laguna Niguel, California spent the 2021-22 and 2020-21 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 18U AAA program.  Shara is described as an […]

Diego Johnson Commits to the Centennials for the 22/23 Season

MERRITT, B.C. – The Merritt Centennials Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce Forward Diego Johnson (’06) has committed to the team for the 2022-2023 season. Johnson, a 5’10 170 pound native of Fort St. James, British Columbia has spent the last number of seasons, including this season, at the Okanagan Hockey Academy in […]

BCHL Announces Award Nominees

BURNABY, B.C. – Today, the BC Hockey League announced the finalists for five of the major awards for the 2019-20 season. After a round of voting by the BCHL coaches, a finalist from each division was determined for the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy for the league’s Most Valuable Player, the Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy for Rookie […]

Cents Acquire Benwell From Nanaimo

The Merritt Centennials would like to announce that they’ve acquired Evan Benwell (00)and future considerations from the Nanaimo Clippers in exchange for Josh Kagan (00). Benwell, a product of Toronto, comes to the Cents after getting into just 3 games for the Nanaimo Clippers this season and 3 games for the Notre Dame Hounds of […]

Teves Gets Two-Way Deal

The Vancouver Canucks announced this morning that they have re-signed former Cents defender Josh Teves to a two-year, two-way deal. Teves, 24, made his professional debut with Vancouver on Mar. 26, 2019 vs Anaheim. He signed an entry level contract with Vancouver on Mar. 12, 2019. In 2018/19, Teves led all Princeton Tigers defencemen in […]

Martin Nominated For National Coach Of The Year

The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday the names of the five finalists for the CJHL Coach of the Year and a familiar name is among the list. For his efforts in the 2018-19 season, which stands as the third best regular season in Centennials history behind only the legendary Joe Tennant teams of 77 […]

Gosselin Commits To Clarkson

Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography Call it a fairy tale ending and beginning for Mathieu ‘The Goose’ Gosselin as he has committed to Clarkson University for the 2019-20 season. Hailing from Quebec City, the Goose will be trading in his wings for armour as he’s set to join the Golden Knights in Northern New York […]

Mike Van Unen Moving To Michigan

Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce that defenseman and local product Mike Van Unen has committed to play for Northern Michigan University for 2019-20. In his 3rd year of BCHL action, Van Unen has taken a big step forward this season in terms of minutes played, match ups, and […]

Granowicz Continues To Impress BCHL

Photo Credit: Garrett James For the third time this season Nick Granowicz has been named an honorable mention in the BCHL’s Player of the Week. A native of Macomb, Michigan, Granowicz scored the game winning goal on the powerplay in Friday’s 4-3 thriller over the Vernon Vipers with 6 minutes to go in the third. […]

Cents Add Another Weapon To The Arsenal

The Merritt Centennials have added another player to the roster: Payton Matsui. According to Head Coach and General Manager Joe Martin, Matsui is a player they’ve had their eye on for a while. “We recruited Payton back in the spring last year, and committed to him them, but being American we wanted to see where […]