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TRADE ALERT: Cents Add Veteran Defender Valente For Van Unen

Photo Credit: Garrett James MERRITT, BC – The Merritt Centennials have acquired defender Grayson Valente (00) from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in exchange for forward Josh Van Unen and future considerations (01). Valente brings a much needed veteran presence to the blue line where he will instantly become the most experienced defender on the roster. The […]

Offense Explodes Against Alberni

The Merritt Centennials continued to roll on one of their final home stands of the year winning big over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 7-4. The Cents picked up where they left off on the powerplay as an early opportunity led to an early goal. Once again it was some quick puck movement around the zone, […]

Game Day Preview: Cents Vs Bulldogs – Feb 16

The Merritt Centennials (12-38-1-3) take on former Head Coach Joe Martin and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (25-25-2-2) this afternoon. The Merritt Centennials achieved something last night they hadn’t done since November 23rd of 2019 – pick up a win on home ice, and it came against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-2 on a night where […]

Bulldogs Battle Back

The Merritt Centennials played two of their strongest periods of the season on Wednesday versus the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, but the third period led to a comeback that the Bulldogs were able to convert into a shootout win. In the first period, as had been the case all season with the Cents, goaltending was a […]

Game Day Preview: Cents @ Bulldogs – Dec. 4

The Merritt Centennials (8-19-1-0)  look to rebound tonight against the former coaching regime and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (13-12-0-2). The Merritt Centennials battled back from a 3 goals deficit, but weren’t able to avoid a late goal from the Langley Rivermen for the 4-3 final. Ryan Winter held the Cents in it during the first period […]

Cents Bitten By Bulldogs

The Merritt Centennials answered the bell early, but couldn’t mount the comeback late as they fell to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 4-1. Early on the Cents had trouble escaping their own zone, and they eventually paid the price. Tim Gould scored by a seeing eye shot from the blueline that found its way past Ryan […]

Showcase Preview: Cents Vs Bulldogs – Oct. 3

The 6th in the Interior Division Merritt Centennials (2-5) clash with former Head Coach Joe Martin and the 5th in the Island Division Alberni Valley Bulldogs (3-7) this afternoon. The Centennials are coming off another 1-1 weekend where they finished on a winning note heading into the week of practice. Last Wednesday the Centennials weren’t […]

Munro On The Move

For Immediate Release July 11, 2019 Merritt, BC – More details have been released in the trade for defenseman Olson Werenka. The move iss part of a three team deal with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. In order to acquire Olson Werenka, the Cents sent d-man Jackson Munro (00) to the […]

Cents Have Storylines At Showcase

The BCHL has announced changes to it’s Showcase format, but the Centennials will have some familiar adversaries on the ice. The league has made a number of adjustments to it’s showcase which include: The creation of a Festival event to celebrate the official puck-drop to the hockey season in B.C. The event will now be […]

Head Coach Martin Moving On

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 15, 2019 – Merritt, BC – The Merritt Centennials regrettably announce the departure of Head Coach and General Manager Joe Martin. Coach Martin will be taking his talents to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for the 2019-20 season. Martin led the Centennials to their most successful regular season in 30 years […]