Tkac makes Slovakia World Juniors roster

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Merritt Centennials forward Daniel Tkac has made Team Slovakia’s final roster for the 2020 World Junior Championships. The 19-year-old, who was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but is a dual American-Slovakian citizen, was invited to camp earlier this month and was just named to the finalized roster today. “Every kid growing […]

Buono named Subway Player of the Week

Merritt Centennials forward Christian Buono has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 22. The 19-year-old from Burnaby, B.C. tallied five goals and one assist over the Cents’ four games last week. After being held off the scoresheet in Wednesday’s loss to the Powell River Kings, Buono had […]

BCHL Volunteer Award: Phyllis ‘Rusty’ Brewer

The BC Hockey League and LNG Canada are proud to present the first-ever BCHL Volunteer Award to Phyllis ‘Rusty’ Brewer who has been a volunteer with the Merritt Centennials for over 30 years. Brewer currently works the gate at Centennials games, but also does so much more, including helping to organize and oversee game-day programs, […]

Merritt’s Zakall named High School POM

Merritt Centennials defenceman Talon Zakall has been named the BCHL High School Player of the Month for November. This award is for players 18-years-old or younger who are attending high school full time and is based on in-class and on-ice performance. The 17-year-old enjoyed a productive month on the ice last month, scoring three goals […]

Merritt’s Tkac gets World Juniors invite

Merritt Centennials forward Daniel Tkac has been invited to Team Slovakia’s selection camp for the 2020 World Junior Championships. The 18-year-old is a dual American-Slovakian citizen as he was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but both of his parents are from Slovakia. He leaves for training camp in Slovakia on Dec. 7. “I have to go […]

BCHL Next Generation: Merritt Centennials

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2019-20 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Merritt Centennials. After a solid season last year that saw them tie […]

BCHLers named finalists for all six CJHL awards

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced the final list of nominees for their year-end awards today and the BCHL is represented as a finalist for all six trophies. Alex Newhook and Alexander Campbell of the Victoria Grizzlies, James Miller and Jack LaFontaine of the Penticton Vees and former Merritt Centennials head coach Joe Martin […]

Cents announce new bench boss

The Merritt Centennials have announced they have named Barry Wolff the team’s new head coach and general manager. Wolff most recently coached the Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), taking over midseason last year and leading them to Game 7 of the league finals this season, where they eventually lost in […]

Sabin commits to Raiders

Christian Sabin will be trading in his Merritt Centennials red for the red colours of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Raiders next season as the 20-year-old has announced his commitment to the NCAA Div. III program for the 2019-20 season. Sabin played in 102 regular-season games for Merritt over his two-year stint in the […]

Teves inks deal with Canucks

Merritt Centennials grad Josh Teves just wrapped up his senior season at Princeton University in heartbreaking fashion after a 6-5 triple-overtime loss eliminated the Tigers in the first round of the ECAC Hockey playoffs. Although that’s a tough way to end any season, Teves was feeling a lot better Tuesday as he was one of […]