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Zakall Commits To Dartmouth

Photos: Garrett James, Kyle Balzer December 8, 2020 Merritt, BC- The Merritt Centennials are extremely proud to announce that hometown defenseman Talon Zakall has committed to Dartmouth College for the 2022-23 season. After joining the Cents as a 16 year old, Zakall did more than play sheltered minutes as he got into 45 games as a […]

RECAP: Cents And Smokies Skate To Barn Burner

The Merritt Centennials pushed the pace and pushed the Smoke Eaters to the brink, but in the end a blip in the second period came back to bite the Cents as they fell 7-6 in Trail. The first period saw the Cents playing some of their best hockey of the preseason. They were putting the […]

Game Day Preview: Cents Vs Spruce Kings – Oct. 23

The Merritt Centennials (0-1-0) get set to hit reset against the Prince George Spruce Kings (1-0-0) tonight. Looking back to the exhibition opener on  October 10th against PG, the Cents were unable to get the offense going coming up with a 4-1 defeat. It took a while for the teams to find their footing in […]

Centennials Announce Leadership Group

The Merritt Centennials are very excited to announce their leadership group for the upcoming 2020-21 season. The Centennials coaches and staff felt it was important to name a leadership group early on in the exhibition season to set the tone both in and outside of the rink. There were plenty of candidates to choose from […]

Game Day Preview: Barnes Cup Game 3

After being treated to a defensive battle in game one of the Barnes Cup that saw a 3-1 victory go to Team White, Game 2 was full of offense as Team Red leveled the series with a 6-3 win. After being a non-factor in game 1, special teams became a focal point of game 2, […]

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 […]

Recap: Another Strong Day Of Intrasquad Play

The Merritt Centennials had another internal battle on a Friday where the BCHL is starting to play host to exhibition games across the league. Team Red managed to survive a late scare from Team White in game 1 to hang on with a 2-1 victory, and Team Black came back with a vengeance after surrendering […]

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 […]

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 @ Smoke Eaters – Jan. 4

The Merritt Centennials (10-25-1-3) go for game 2 of the double dip against the Trail Smoke Eaters (24-12-2-1) tonight. Last night the Merritt Centennials were in the driver’s seat for the majority of the game, but a strong finish from Trail saw the Smoke Eaters come back and grab the win 6-3. The first period […]