• Cents add depth behind the bench with new coaching hire

      The Merritt Centennials have enhanced their coaching situation for the 2017-18 BCHL campaign with the hiring of 22-year-old Brandon Shaw from Barrie, Ont. Shaw joins Matt Samson as a second assistant on the bench under Joe...

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  • Cents’ spring camp a success

    The Merritt Centennials held the first of two spring evaluation camps on the weekend, with close to 100 skaters on hand from across Canada and the United States. “There was some excellent talent,” said Cents’ head coach...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • BHANDAL: A season to remember

    “The Cents win! The Cents win! The Centennials WIN!” These words highlighted the playoff run the Merritt Centennials had this past season. As the voice of the team, I got to call some fantastic games, which will...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Bring on the Vees!

    For the first time in five seasons, the Merritt Centennials have made it to the second round of the BCHL playoffs, thanks to a four-games-to-none sweep of the West Kelowna Warriors in their best-of-seven first round series....

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Risteau will join Gleekel at St. Lawrence University

    Eighteen-year-old Zach Risteau, from Lakeville, Minn., is the latest Merritt Centennial to earn an NCAA Division 1 college scholarship to the United States. Risteau has committed to play for the St. Lawrence University Saints beginning in the...

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  • Merritt heading to BCHL Showcase undefeated

      The Merritt Centennials are en route to the Fraser Valley for the fifth annual BCHL Bauer Showcase at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. In front of hundreds of college and university scouts and coaches from across North America,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Home opener this Friday against Smoke Eaters

    Merritt Centennials fans will get their first real look at this year’s team when the Cents play their home opener against the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena this Friday, starting at 7:00...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Difficult decisions to be made at Cents’ camp

    After two days of intense practices and a pair of impressive intersquad games, it was quite apparent to everyone concerned that there is some serious talent at this year’s Merritt Centennials training camp — and that some...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Three former Centennials make Hockey East’s academic list

    The month of July saw the NCAA’s prestigious Hockey East conference announce its all-academic team honourees. A total of 21 BCHL alumni were on the list, including three former Merritt Centennials. In order to make the grade,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Kehler’s WHL rights traded to Portland Winterhawks

    (Editor’s note: an earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Mike Johnston as the coach of the Portland Winterhawks in 2015/16. That position was actually held by Jamie Kompon. The story has been updated to reflect this...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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