The Merritt Centennials have acquired 2004-born defenceman Maks Percic and future considerations from the Vernon Vipers in exchange for the BCHL playing rights to 2006-born forward Diego Johnson. Johnson played forty-nine games with the Centennials across the 2022-23 season and began the 2023-24 with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL.
Percic, a Maribor, Slovenia product, joins the Centennials as a Michigan Tech NCAA Division One commit for the 2024-25 season. So far this season, Percic has tallied twenty-three games played with the Vernon Vipers, earning one goal and seven assists.
The Merritt Centennials would like to welcome Maks to the Nicola Valley and are excited for fans to see him and the rest of the Centennials on ice at the NVMA this Friday night at the NVMA when the Cranbrook Bucks come to town.