• Cleghorn to join Geneseo Knights

      The Centennials’ leading scorer from this past season has found a place to play next season. Henry Cleghorn will be joining the State University of New York’s Geneseo Knights program for 2018-19. The Knights are a...

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  • Merritt shows support for Humboldt Broncos

      Merritt Central Elementary students honoured the Humboldt Broncos hockey team with a “jersey day” on April 12. They’ve joined Canadians from across the country — and many groups in Merritt — to show support for the Humboldt community after...

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  • Jr. native hockey tournament continues to grow

      The 31st annual Jr. Native Hockey Tournament in Merritt was another roaring success, both in terms of attendance and the performance of local athletes. Tournament organizer Bill Bose said the event continues to grow in popularity...

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  • Former Merritt Centennials coach returns from Paralympics with medal and memories

      It might not have been the storybook ending that Luke Pierce had envisioned for the Canadian men’s sledge hockey team when he accepted the role as assistant coach eight months ago. But a few days after...

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  • Charity hockey tournament sets new record

      The annual Law Enforcement Charity Hockey Challenge was a big one this year with ten teams competing for glory at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena from Feb. 23 to 25. When the dust settled, it was...

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  • Merritt Centennials billet family narrowly escapes house fire

      On Friday night, Jessica and Rich Culbertson were lying in bed, discussing their good fortune. Jessica had just won $10,000 at the final Merritt Centennials home game of the regular season and Rich was joking that...

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  • Cents head into final regular season games on a tear

      The Merritt Centennials have picked the perfect time to peak, going unbeaten in their last five games. The team will play a make-up game against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Thursday night at the Nicola Valley...

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  • Crowds turn out for 49th annual Moccasin Hockey Tournament

      The 49th edition of the Moccasin Hockey Tournament in Merritt was a roaring success, with organizers already preparing for the tournament’s 50th anniversary next year. Big Guy Lake topped the standings in the competitive division, prevailing...

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  • Van Unen reflects on World Junior A Challenge

      by Marty Hastings Kamloops This Week Merritt Centennials’ forward Rylan Van Unen was not invited to play for Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge to be a point producer. In fact, the 18-year-old Kamloops...

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  • Cents looking to make a push in the new year

      In contrast to one year ago at this time, when the Merritt Centennials stumbled into 2017 on a six-game losing streak, this holiday season sees the team brimming with confidence following a 5-2 record in the...

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