Cents eke out tight win over Trail

Merritt Centennials edged out Trail Smoke Eaters 5:4 in final Over Time 1 during a pulsating game at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Saturday (November 25). Just like their game against West Kelowna Warriors on November 24, the Cents played an almost identical game against Trail. The only difference was that they ended up […]

Cents sign Nathan Taylor

The Merritt Centennials are excited to announce the signing of Nathan Taylor from the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds U18AAA. Nathan hails from Langley, BC and the 17 year old forward collected 25 points last season (16 goals, 9 assists) in 32 games played. “Nathan has all the tools to have success in the BCHL, he is […]

Centennials Seeking Head Athletic Therapist/Equipment Manager for Next Season

Merritt Centennials Hockey Club – Head Athletic Therapist and/or Equipment Manager  The Merritt Centennials Junior Hockey Club is seeking a Head Athletic Therapist and/or Equipment Manager for the upcoming season.  Reports to: General Manager and Head Coach  Primary Responsibilities  Game and practice preparation, including dressing room maintenance.  Skate sharpening and equipment maintenance (experience is considered […]

BCHL announces 2023-204 regular season schedule

It’s time to book your days off, order your season tickets, and start making your plans, Centennials fans! The BCHL has released its 2023-24 regular season schedule, and the Merritt Centennials are set to play 54 games. The season kicks off Friday, September 22, 2023, as the Centennials open at home facing the Powell River […]

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 […]