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Cents Send Berkopec To Express

The Merritt Centennials announced a trade today that sends defender Joey Berkopec (99) to the Coquitlam Express in exchange for future considerations.

Berkopec was in his 3rd year as a part of the Centennials and was arguably their top defenseman. To date he had tallied 3 goals and 14 assists for 17 points this season, and in his Cents career he compiled 12 goals and 45 assists in 144 games.

Head Coach Derek Sweet-Coulter says the move gives Berkopec a chance to win, and will help build the team moving forward.

“We thank Joey for all his hard work with the Centennials for the last 3 years and we wish him all the best as he moves on to his next chapter with Coquitlam.”

With the move Berkopec goes to the first ranked team in the BCHL.