The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce that they’ve committed to defender Liam Davidson (04) of the Okanagan Rockets for the 2021-22 season.
Davidson, who has settled in the Okanagan after being born in Trondhelm, Norway, played 2019-20 with the Okanagan Hockey Academy and was a productive defenseman scoring 11 goals and tallying 25 points in 33 games. The left shot rear guard who stands at 5’11 and weighs 175 pounds was set to begin a campaign with the Okanagan Rockets and 2 assists in 3 games before the season was suspended due to COVID. Davidson is familiar with the Cents as he participated in the extended training camp with the group before joining the Rockets.
Assistant Coach Zach Wright who takes care of the defense says that Davidson burst on to the scene at summer camp.
“Liam was a player we first identified at our Abbotsford summer camp last year, the staff were very impressed with Liam’s hockey IQ and his skating ability. He will also fit well into the culture we are building here in Merritt, as he is a great person with a great attitude. I’m very excited to help Liam develop next season.”
Davidson is excited to bring his speed and smarts to the Cents program.
“I’m super excited to join the Cents because there has been many great players go through the program and move on to college and even the NHL. I’m an offensive defenseman who likes to skate the puck while being reliable in the D-zone. My biggest strengths are my skating ability, vision, and puck handling.”
The new recruit adds that he’s been keeping busy to stay ready and he learnt a lot from being a part of the Cents extended training camp.
“The Veteran D really helped me get adjusted to the speed of the game after making the jump from midget, but I’ve been on the ice and in the gym 5 times a week to keep my skills as sharp as possible.”
The Cents would like to welcome back Liam and his family, and look forward to his contributions to the team and the community in the years to come.
The Centennials and the BCHL continue to wait for the resumption of a regular season scheduled for February 8th.