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Cents Name Dave Chyzowski Head Coach and GM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 4, 2021 – MERRITT, BC The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce Dave Chyzowski as the team’s new Head Coach and General Manager. The Centennials Board of Directors have approved a 2 year deal with a 3rd year option for Chyzowski who will bring a full tool kit from pro […]

Former Cents Look To Crack NHL Lineups

The Merritt Centennials will be represented as NHL clubs open training camps in preparation of their 2021 season. Three Centennials will be looking to impress to at their respective camps to crack the roster or make their teams taxi squad. Defenseman Josh Teves (2014-15) will join Vancouver Canucks camp. The Cents alumnus registered 5 goals […]

Draft Profile: Talon Zakall

Merritt Centennials defenceman Talon Zakall broke out in a big way last year in his sophomore season in the BCHL. The 18-year-old jumped to 29 points compared to 10 in his rookie year. He especially stood out once he earned the opportunity to lineup on the team’s number-one defensive pair after the Centennials moved players […]

New Recruit: Dylan Sydor

The Merritt Centennials are excited to announce that they’ve committed to forward Dylan Sydor (03) of the Thompson Blazers for the upcoming season. A Kamloops local, Sydor impressed throughout the Cents Fall Evaluation Camp and earned himself a spot on the team. Last year with the Thompson Blazers U18 AAA program Sydor was nearly a […]

Cents Alum Signs With Wild

The wild off-season for the Merritt Centennials continues with another alumnus inking an entry level deal with an NHL club. Former Cent, and now former Providence College Friar, Brandon Duhaime will sign a two-year, entry-level contract that starts next season with the team that drafted him in the 4th round of the 2016 draft – […]

BCHL Showcase Preview: Cents Vs Grizzlies – Sept. 20

The Merritt Centennials and Victoria Grizzlies lock horns for the first time this season as they’ll do battle at the BCHL Showcase. A reminder for eager fans that despite being a ‘home’ game, the action will take place at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack at 7pm. The Cents and Grizzlies are rare opponents as they […]

Centennials Alumnus Reece Willcox Signs Two-Year Extension with Philadelphia Flyers

Former Merritt Centennials defenseman Reece Willcox has signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers. A native of Surrey, BC, Wilcox was selected by the Flyers in the 5th round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft after two years with the Cents organization. In 105 games with the Centennials, Wilcox posted ten goals […]

Cents Alumnus Josh Teves to Attend Vancouver Canucks Summer Development Camp

The Merritt Centennials announced today that alumus Josh Teves has been invited to the Vancouver Canucks 2018 Summer Development Camp. The camp runs from July 2 – 5 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Teves, 23, just wrapped up his third season with Princeton University, where he put up 33 points (7-26-33) in 31 games and […]

Former Cents Defenseman Dane Birks Signs NHL Contract with Pittsburgh

Former Cents defenseman Dane Birks has inked his first National Hockey League contract. Birks signed a two-year, entry level deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins, starting with the 2018-19 season. He recently completed his third season at Michigan Tech University and has posted 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists) in 117 career NCAA games. The 22-year-old […]

Cents forwards Tyler Ward and Michael Regush named to 2017 CJHL Prospects Game

The Merritt Centennials, in conjunction with the Canadian Junior Hockey League, announced today that forwards Tyler Ward and Michael Regush have been named to Team West for the CJHL Prospects Game on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm PT in Cornwall, Ontario. Ward, 17, is currently on injured reserve and hasn’t played since a […]