Next Generation: Merritt Centennials

The Cents finished third in the Chilliwack Pod last year with a 3-17-0 record, but under new head coach Dave Chyzowski, they are looking to turn things around in 2021-22. Part of that turnaround will fall on the shoulders of the crop of new talent that the team has brought in. We caught up with […]

New Recruit: Will Bowman

The Merritt Centennials are excited to announce that they’ve committed to defender Will Bowman (02) from Deerfield Academy of the USHS Prep League for the upcoming season. Calling Chicago, Illinois home, Bowman most recently played with Deerfield and has played a total of 30 games for the prep team from 2019-21, while registering a goal […]

New Recruit: Anton Sorensen

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 […]

Exhibition Schedule Released

The BCHL announced the preseason schedule for the league, and the Merritt Centennials are set for 5 warm up bouts before the regular season begins on October 8th. The Centennials begin their exhibition schedule on the road against former Assistant Coach Brandon Shaw and the Coquitlam Express on September 22nd at the Poirer Sports and […]

New Recruit: Davide Patella

The Merritt Centennials are pleased to announce that they’ve committed to forward Davide Patella (04) of the Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royals for next season. Patella is a power forward who stands at 6’1″ and weighs 190 pounds. In the QMAAA league he was able to put up 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) in 42 games […]

New Recruit: Sam Ward

The Merritt Centennials are pleased to announce that they’ve committed to defenseman Sam Ward (05) for the upcoming season. The Ward name will ring familiar for Cents fans as they’ve heard it from older brother Ben Ward for the past 3 seasons in Merritt. The youngest of the Ward clan plays rearguard unlike his two […]

Merritt Hockey School: August 16-20th

The Merritt Centennials are proud to be hosting another year of the Merritt Hockey School running from August 16-20th at the NVMA.  Cost per player will be $300 for a week of skating, training, skills, and fun. Each day will include 2 on ice sessions and 1 dryland training sessions.  There will be 2 Centennials […]

Dias Commits To University Of Saskatchewan

The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce that starting goaltender Josh Dias has committed to the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (USPORTS) for the 2021-22 season. A native of Surrey, BC, Dias will bring his full compliment of goaltending skills to his next destination. In this years pod season, Dias was the last line of defense […]

Cents Add Rowe As Head Trainer

The Merritt Centennials continue to round out their hockey operations staff ahead of the 2021-22 season by adding Head Trainer Dave Rowe to the team. Rowe has served as the Head Trainer with a number of Junior A programs across the country including the Melville Millionaires, the Grand Prarie Storm, the Prince George Spruce Kings, […]

Trade: Cents Add Curran From Warriors

Photo Credit: Lisa Mazurek Photography The Centennials have completed a trade with the West Kelowna Warriors to acquire defenseman Sullivan “Sully” Curran in exchange for future considerations. Curran, a Kelowna native, most recently suited up for his home town Warriors in the BCHL’s pod season. He got into 11 games but didn’t register any points […]