Centennials Looking For New Homes

By Colin Oswin – The Merritt Herald Jul 25 2007 As hockey season approaches, the Merritt Centennials find themselves with no one to fill a crucial volunteer position. The organization is looking for someone in the community to fillthe billet co-ordinator position, which has been open since the springof this year. The job involves lining […]

Cents Head To Trail

The Merritt Centennials hit the road for the final time in the 2007-08 season as they make a one game trip to the Cominco Arena in Trail for a game against the Smoke Eaters Friday night.The Cents are coming off a 10-0 loss at the hands of the Westside Warriors on Tuesday while the Smokies […]

Are You the Next Cents Marketing Manager?

The Merritt Centennials, the longest continuously run franchise in the BC Hockey League, has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to lead the team with its marketing strategies. Working under a Personal Service Contract, the successful applicant will be responsible for a variety of marketing techniques as well as contributing your own ideas to […]

Cents End Up With Weekend Dose of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Centennials might have pulled out of their tailspin after a breaking a long losing streak at home. Aftera flurry of trades last week the Cents hoped to end their early seasonslump. Merritt brought forward Erick Ruud over from the Langley Chiefson a cheap trade for future considerations and acquired defencemenTrevor Verwolf and Kevin Koopman. […]

Former Cents MVP Mike Hamilton Signs with the Chicago Wolves

Former Merritt Centennials MVP Mike Hamilton has signed a pro contract with the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves. The 24-year-old wrapped up his college career last season after four years with the University of Maine. He was drafted in the sixth round, 175th overall of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Hamilton lead the Cents in […]

Cents Play Final Game of the 07-08 Season

The Merritt Centennials close out their 2007-08 season on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock against the Nanaimo Clippers at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.The Cents will try to wrap up the season on a winning note, as they have lost six straight games and have just one win in their last ten following a 5-2 […]

Cents Hold Spring Camp

Junior A hockey made a brief return to the Nicola Valley this weekend. The Centennials held a spring evaluation camp at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Approximately 75 players took part in the camp from midget, major midget, and junior B teams. Many were invited to the camp based on what the coaching staff saw […]

Cents Pare Down Roster By Four

The Merritt Centennials pared their roster down to 24 players with the trading of three players and the release of another on Wednesday.The Cents dealt 20-year-old goaltender Jonathan Erickson to Nanaimo for future considerations. 18-year-old defenceman Eliot Raibl was sent to Vernon for future considerations. And 18-year-old forward Matt Redkwich was traded to Surrey for […]

Manfredi Sticks It To Spruce Kings

(Sports) Sunday, 09 September 2007, 22:55 PST by  TED CLARKE, Citizen staff  Anthony Manfredi hated to do so well at the expense of his former teammates, but what's a hockey goalie to do? Hedid what he does best, stopping pucks, and with a 23-save performanceworthy of first-star honours, formed the backbone needed to hoist theMerritt Centennials […]

Cents Drop Season Opener

The Merritt Centennials kicked off their 2007-08 season with a hard-fought 4-3 overtime loss to the Quesnel Millionaires in front of nearly 900 fans at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. The Cents opened the scoring on the power play at 8:45 of the first period as defenceman Brandon Clark notched his first goal in a Merritt uniform. The […]