The Merritt Centennials are pleased to announce that they’ve committed to forward Anton Sorensen (02) of the Boston Jr. Bruins in the USPHL Premier league.
Sorensen, who hails from Wheaton, Illinois, stands at 5’10 and 170 pounds. The right handed shot got into 12 games with the Bruins at the USPHL level and tallied 2 goals and 5 assists along with only 2 penalty minutes. His previous years were spent with the Chicago Mission AAA program where he had 7 points in 14 games during the 2019-20 season as well as 5 assists in 4 games at the prestigious Macs Tournament.
Head Coach and GM Dave Chyzowski says that Sorensen is a player who thinks of his defensive responsibilities first.
“Anton is an extremely smart two way forward with a great sense of on ice awareness. He works hard, and plays on the right side of the puck all the time.”
Sorensen is ready to get his start in league and on a team that has a history of moving players on to the next level.
“I’m excited to play in a league that is very good and notorious at pushing players onto the collegiate level and into the professional ranks. The Centennials organization has not only a rich history of putting competitive teams forward, but they also produce D1 and professional talent.”
As for what he can bring to the team, Sorensen remarks that his mind and his attitude are some of his biggest assets.
“I think I bring a smart, creative game to the team, but what I enjoy the most is competing and helping the team achieve overall success.”
Despite the challenges faced during the pandemic, Sorensen still managed to find a way to get better.
“While staying safe, I just tried o stay focused on the things I could control in terms of my overall development both on and off the ice. Finding ice time and gym set ups was at times challenging, but I was able to navigate through and continue to get better every day.”
The Centennials would like to welcome Anton and his family to the team and the Nicola Valley and look forward to his contributions on the ice and in the community.