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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 […]

Salmon Arm Slips Past Merritt

After opening the scoring, the Cents couldn’t keep the Silverbacks at bay, and eventually gave way in a 6-2 final.  The game started well for Merritt who got an early shorthanded marker from Payton Matsui to take lead less than two minutes in. Salmon Arm would level the contest just after the midway point of […]

Vees Fast Start Leads To Loss

The Merritt Centennials skated with the Penticton Vees through the final 40 minutes, but a 4 unanswered in the first from the Vees helped them to a 6-2 win. The Vees were able to get after the Cents early and often in the first period. Conner Hutchison opened the scoring just 4:08 into the game, […]

Game Day Preview: Cents @ Trail – Jan 18th

The Merritt Centennials (10-30-1-3) take the road to Trail for the final time this season to face the Smoke Eaters (28-14-2-1) tonight. The Cents had a rough ride last night in Penticton where they were able to skate with the Vees for the first 20 minutes of hockey, but a 6 goal 2nd period led […]

Payton Matsui Commits To Fairbanks

The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce that forward Payton Matsui (00) has committed to NCAA Division I program Alaska Fairbanks. Matsui has been a leader in the locker room and on the ice this season, and his tenacious play has finally paid off in a scholarship. The Lakeville, Minnesota product currently sits second on […]

Game Day Preview: Cents @ Warriors – Dec. 20

The Merritt Centennials (9-22-1-3) kick off the weekend with a huge battle against the West Kelowna Warriors (6-22-5-2) tonight. The Centennials are coming off an effort that wasn’t enough against the Powell River Kings. A game where they had a strong first period with a goal from Hunor Torzsok, but forgot about the final 40 […]

Leadership Group Refined

The Merritt Centennials have refined their leadership group under Head Coach Derek Sweet-Coulter. Remaining as Captain will be 4th year Centennials forward Rylan Van Unen, but instead of 6 assistants split between home and away the team will have 3 permanent assistants. All three Assistants were previously named, and will continue to serve the team […]

Leadership Group Named

The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce their leadership group for the 2019-20 season. Fourth year Centennials forward Rylan Van Unen has been named Captain while the team will split assistant roles for home and away games. All told there will be 6 assistants and they will include: 3rd year Cent Joey Berkopec, 2nd year […]

Home Opener Preview: Cents Vs Wild – Sept. 6th

The Merritt Centennials get set to begin a new era against the Wenatchee Wild to embark the 2019-20 season under new Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff. All told the Centennials will have 8 players returning from last season’s roster, but have added 5 more players with a wealth of Junior A experience in […]