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Centennials appoint new coaching and management staff

The Merritt Centennials have appointed Dylan and Tyler Forsythe to form the team’s new coaching and management team, the club announced Tuesday. Dylan Forsythe will serve as Merritt’s Head Coach and Assistant General Manager while Tyler has been brought aboard as General Manager and Assistant Coach.

Dylan joins the Centennials following assistant coaching stints with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Sherwood Park Crusaders and the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Neepawa Natives. Tyler, who also worked with the Crusaders as a goaltending coach, has an extensive background in scouting at the Junior A level in Western Canada.

“We’re excited to have Dylan and Tyler on board and we feel like they will be an excellent fit moving forward as they lead the Centennials,” team governor Brian Barrett says of the hires. “Both Dylan and Tyler are hard workers with good hockey experience. They’ll work closely together in all aspects of our operations.”

“Both Tyler and I are looking forward to the challenge of re-establishing the proud tradition of Centennials hockey in Merritt,” Dylan Forsythe says. “Our goal as we move into the season is to ice a team capable of making the playoffs, which would be a solid start for the franchise and its fans.”

“We want to establish Merritt as a place where players can grow and develop in a winning environment,” Tyler Forsythe says. “We’re excited to see what the players can do when camp begins next week and I know they are looking forward to coming in with a fresh start and making a good first impression.”

For further information, please contact the Merritt Centennials office at (250) 378-3607.