• 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....

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  • Merritt to find out result of Kraft Hockeyville bid

    UPDATE: Despite the great show of support, Merritt’s bid to become the next Kraft Hockeyville fell short of making the top 10. Five communities from Western Canada and five from the east were chosen, with Courtenay being...

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  • It’s the Cents and Warriors in the playoffs

    Two weeks ago, we boldly went out on a limb and predicted a Merritt Centennials — West Kelowna Warriors first round playoff series. It looks like the hockey gods agreed. The Cents and Warriors kick off their...

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  • Quilchena Braves settle for second in 48th Moccasin tournament

    There was some great hockey played at the 48th Annual Quilchena Braves’ Moccasin Hockey Tournament on the weekend at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. A total of 12 teams took part in the three-day event that kicked...

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  • Merritt’s good samaritans pull stranded team out of sticky situation(s)

    Those that play Canada’s favourite game know that there is sense of community among hockey players — even for those separated by hundreds of kilometres. So when the midget “A” girls’ team from the Banff Hockey Academy...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Minor hockey roundup: MMHA playoffs underway

    Playoff season is underway for local minor hockey players with one series already completed, two more set to get underway this weekend and more scheduled to begin throughout the month of February. Last week, the Murray GM...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Cents and Warriors on a collision course

    With just eight regular-season games remaining for each team, the Merritt Centennials and the West Kelowna Warriors appear destined to meet one another in the first round of this year’s BCHL playoffs. The two bitter rivals are...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Visiting teams prevail at rec hockey tournaments

    Out-of-town squads proved to be the cream of the crop in men’s and women’s rec hockey tournament action on the weekend. At the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, it was an all-Logan Lake final, with Sirk’s Storm defeating...

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  • Minor hockey roundup: Referee Reese races around Nicola Valley

    Peewee Rep The Ramada peewee reps won both their league games on the weekend. Saturday, the peewee Jr. Cents defeated Salmon Arm 5-1 on home ice. Nathan Willey was strong in net behind a solid defensive core....

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  • KIBIHT championship features Merritt connection

    When the Thompson Jr. Blazers won the 48th edition of the storied Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIHT) during the Christmas break, they did it with more than a little bit of help from Merritt. Playing...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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