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Cents Finish Strong, But Fall To Silverbacks

The Merritt Centennials went out on their shields in their final game of the season, but ultimately fell to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3-2. In the first period the Silverbacks opened the scoring on the powerplay with a goal from Rybarik to make it 1-0. Captain Rylan Van Unen quickly answered for the Cents after […]

Game Day Preview: Cents @ Silverbacks – Feb 23

The Merritt Centennials (14-39-1-3) finish their season against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (29-23-4-1) this afternoon. Last night the Merritt Centennials scored their 2nd win in their ‘No Bull’ Ty Pozzobon third jerseys by their second big score 7-4 over the Trail Smoke Eaters. The offense was flowing early for the Merritt Centennials who after killing […]

Cents Honor Barrett With Win

The Merritt Centennials achieved something 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 they honored Brian Barrett, Merritt’s Mr. Hockey. The first period didn’t have any goals, but it had some solid physicality with […]

Game Day Preview: Cents Vs Silverbacks – Feb 15

The Merritt Centennials (11-38-1-3) take on division rival Salmon Arm Silverbacks (28-20-4-1) tonight. The Centennials are coming off a tough loss to the Coquitlam Express that saw their playoff hopes dashed. The Centennials opened the scoring with a goal from Daniel Tkac after Rylan Van Unen stripped his man at the blueline and kept the […]

One Step Forward, Two Steps Silverbacks

The Merritt Centennials found themselves in a 3 goal hole once again, but couldn’t climb themselves out on home ice in a 5-3 defeat. In the first period, the Cents and Silverbacks traded chances but no one could find a foothold early on. It wasn’t until a broken play in front led to a chance […]

Game Day Preview: Cents Vs Silverbacks – Feb 1

The Merritt Centennials (10-35-1-3) complete a weekend home and home series against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (25-20-3-1) tonight. The Cents and ‘Backs renewed acquaintances for the first time since early November last night with Salmon Arm skating away to a 6-2 victory. The game started well for Merritt who got an early shorthanded marker from […]

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 […]

Game Day Preview: Cents @ Silverbacks – Jan 31

The Merritt Centennials (10-34-1-3) face off against a familiar foe in the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (24-20-3-1) tonight. The Centennials are coming off a game where they showed they have the determination to climb back in games, but may have wished they didn’t put their opponent up by 3 in the first period. Chilliwack was able […]

Cents Outlast Salmon Arm

The Merritt Centennials went down to the wire in a barn burner from the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks but prevailed 6-5 in regulation. The first period started off with a bang with a couple bodies in the penalty box and a game misconduct being handed down early. The officials set […]

Game Day Preview: Cents Vs Silverbacks – Nov. 9

The Merritt Centennials (4-14-1-0) look to reset for the rematch against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (17-4-1-0) in the second game of the home-and-home series tonight. The Centennials are looking to replicate the effort they brought throughout the game and especially in the third period where they pushed the pace and were able to get chances, […]