The Merritt Centennials have signed 17-year-old defenseman Zach Metsa.
Metsa, a puck-moving defenseman from Delafield, Wisconson, comes to Merritt from the Milwaulkee Junior Admirals.
Metsa is another Cents player committed to Quinnipiac University, which is where the Centennials second leading scorer from 2015-16, Nick Jermain, is now continuing his hockey career.
Metsa developed in the Junior Admirals program, spending seven years with them. He was the leading scorer among defenseman in the U16 category for two consecutive years, and prides himself on the ability to see the ice well and make plays.
Metsa is a competitor, and wants to play against the top players in the world. No doubt, that drive is what brought him to Cents camp.
“This weekend our staff was able to meet Zach and his family during our tryout camp,” said Cents GM and Head Coach Joe Martin. “We’ve added a great athlete to our program, but also a great family. We look forward to Zach joining us in August.”