• 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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  • Martin, Van Unen return from World Junior Hockey Challenge with gold

    Team Canada West are 2017 World Junior A Challenge champions, thanks to a 5-1 victory over Team USA in the gold-medal game — played in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,500 on Saturday in Truro, Nova...

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  • Merritt Centennials head into the holiday break on a high

      As Merritt Centennials’ players and coaching staff head their separate ways to be with their families over the Christmas break, they have to be pleased with the way things went in the month of December. Winners...

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  • Centennials win two of three; move into sixth place

      The Merritt Centennials are starting to make some noise in the neighbourhood. After spending most of the season at the bottom of the BCHL’s Interior division standings, the Cents have moved ahead of the Salmon Arm...

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  • Van Unen makes Team Canada West

      Eighteen-year-old Merritt Centennials’ forward Rylan Van Unen has been named to the 22-man roster of Team Canada West (TCW) for the upcoming 2017 World Junior A Challenge (WJAC), scheduled for Dec. 10 to 14 in Truro,...

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  • Cents’ win streak at three; bring on the Wild and Apes

    For the second time this season, the Merritt Centennials have managed to put together a three-game winning streak. The most recent trio of back-to-back victories includes Friday’s 7-4 win versus the visiting West Kelowna Warriors, and a...

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  • Cents fortunate to earn another weekend split

      For the second weekend in a row, the Merritt Centennials played just well enough to split their pair of games against BCHL opponents. After being thumped 7-2 on the road by the West Kelowna Warriors at...

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  • MINOR HOCKEY REPORT: Merritt plays host to atom tournament

    Atom Rec The spotlight will shine on atom rec hockey this coming weekend as the local LNB Jr. Cents play host to seven out-of-town teams in a three-day tournament taking place at both local arenas on Friday,...

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