The Merritt Centennials have traded defender Grayson Valente (00) to the Austin Bruins of the NAHL in exchange for future considerations.
Valente was acquired via trade over the summer from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for Josh Van Unen. Over 7 preseason games with the Centennials, Valente tallied a goal and 3 assists while playing in the top 4. Over 138 games in the BCHL, Valente has 10 goals and 39 points. In his final year of junior eligibility, he will get a opportunity for guaranteed games in the NAHL.
The Centennials would like to wish Valente and his family well and thank you for their contributions to the team and the Nicola Valley as they move on to their next chapter.