FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August, 20th 2019 – Merritt, BC – The Merritt Centennials have made another trade with Barry Wolff’s former club as they’ve sent defenseman Mattias Dal Monte (’00) to the Swan Valley Stampeders in exchange for defenseman Troy Quinn (’99).
A native of Nepean, Ontario, Quinn spent the entirety of last season with the Stampeders. The 6’4″, 200 pound defender supplied 5 goals and 19 points in 40 games throughout the regular season and added another 9 points, with two goals in the post season that saw the Stampeders come just a goal away in game 7 of the MJHL finals.
Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff says that Quinn is a big body who has the full tool kit.
“He’s a big horse, he’s hard to play against, gritty, strong skater. He can play just about any situation, can come in and be a leader. He’s a great acquisition for us.”
Dal Monte was coming into his 3rd season in Merritt, but never truly got his chance to shine. Last season despite playing only 40 games he put up 4 goals and 5 assists along with 41 penalty minutes.
The Centennials would like to thank Mattias and his family for their contributions over the past 2 years, and welcome Troy and his family to the Nicola Valley.