Vees victorious, Cents win hearts

Although the Merritt Centennials went down 2-3 for the fourth time (24 overall in last five seasons) this season to table-toppers Penticton Vees, the hosts can leave the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena with their heads held high after their brave efforts on Saturday night (December 2). The pulsating first period set the tone for this […]

Warriors down Cents in Over Time

With two wins and as many losses this season, Friday’s (December 1) game was good enough a motivation for the Merritt Centennials to go one-up over West Kelowna Warriors when they clashed at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. However, what turned out to be was an identical game for both teams as when they last […]

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 tame Kings for second time on home turf

Merritt Centennials’ aggressive showing helped them beat Prince George Spruce Kings for the second time on home turf this season. The Cents registered a close 4-3 win after goals from Sawyer Prokopetz, Dylan Lariviere, Jaxson Murray and Nathan Taylor at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on November 18. Cents coach Brian Passmore was pleased with […]

Cents drop spirited game to Vipers

Merritt Centennials’ quest to register their first win of the season against Vernon Vipers still continues despite a spirited show at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Friday (November 17). The 4-2 score does not do justice to the Cents’ efforts. The Vipers made full use of a penalty to Michael Felsing as Luke Bibby […]

Game Preview: Cents Vs Wild – Nov. 14

Photo Credit: Garrett James The Merritt Centennials (15-8-0-1) look to finish a perfect home stand when they welcome the Wenatchee Wild (12-9-2-0) to the NVMA tonight. The Centennials are coming off another strong weekend that saw them take both games, and now three in a row. The Cents vanquished the Vipers on Friday night by […]

Game Preview: Cents Vs Silverbacks – Oct. 17

Photo Credit: Lisa Saffarek, Pure Life Photography The Merritt Centennials (9-6) welcome their division rivals the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (6-5-1) to the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena for a midweek matchup tonight. The Cents are coming off an impressive weekend that saw them score 17 goals over 2 games. They stormed back from a 3-1 deficit […]

Game Preview: Cents Vs Warriors – Oct. 12

Photo credit: Lorne White The 1st place in the Interior Division Merritt Centennials (7-6) will take on the 4th place West Kelowna Warriors (6-5) for the first time this season tonight at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. The two clubs split the season series last year 3-3 with each team winning twice on home ice, […]

Penalty Trouble Costs Cents In Penticton

The Cents were looking for their first win against the Vees in over a year, and will have to continue waiting as they fell 6-2 at the SOEC on Wednesday night. The Centennials were playing the perfect road game until penalty trouble late in the first opened the game up. Vincent Guy went off for […]

Game Preview: Cents @ Vees – Oct. 10

Photo Credit: Garrett James The Merritt Centennials (7-5) road swing continues after returning home from the Island, they travel over the Connector to take on the Penticton Vees (5-4). This wil be the Cents 5th road game in a row, and so far on the road trip they are 3-1, picking up wins over the […]