The Merritt Centennials have acquired forward Christian Buono (00) and future considerations from the Powell River Kings in exchange for Brett Roloson.
A veteran of over 90 BCHL contests, Buono, the 5’10”, 195 pound native of Burnaby, has picked up 14 points in 21 games played this season with the Kings. Last year he tallied 35 points in 55 games. Buono also averaged over a point-per-game in his midget career split between the Vancouver North East Chiefs and the Vancouver North West Giants.
Roloson had tallied 16 points in 19 games this year and makes the move closer to home in the Island Division.
Head Coach Derek Sweet-Coulter says that Buono brings an all around game with an edge to the team.
“We are excited to bring in an experienced BCHL veteran like Buono who can contribute in all areas of the game. Christian is extremely excited to be a Centennial and that’s what we are looking for. We want players who want to be Merritt Centennials and represent our culture and history with pride on and off the ice.”
The Centennials would like to thank Brett for his contributions to the team and community over his time here, and would like to extend a warm welcome to Christian and the Buono family as they begin their time in the Nicola Valley.
Buono could get into the lineup as early as this weekend on the Island road swing.