Gosselin commits to Clarkson

Merritt Centennials forward Mathieu Gosselin has been flying high so far this season with 14 goals and 20 assists in 30 games, already eclipsing his total of 33 points from last year. He’s had multiple points in nine contests this year, including two separate four-point efforts and also earned BCHL Player of the Week honours […]

Michael Van Unen commits to Northern Michigan

Merritt Centennials defenceman Michael Van Unen has played on the same team as his twin brother Rylan from minor hockey all the way up to the BCHL. After announcing his commitment to the Northern Michigan University Wildcats for the 2019-20 season, the brothers will now become rivals for the first time next season in the […]

Rylan Van Unen heading to Alaska

After playing his entire hockey career in B.C.’s Interior region, including three years in the BCHL with Merritt, Centennials forward Rylan Van Unen will be heading north next year as he has committed to play for the University of Alaska Nanooks for the 2019-20 season. Van Unen has already equaled his career-best output in points […]

2018 WJAC selection camp rosters announced

Hockey Canada has announced its selection camp rosters for the 2018 World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) and 19 BCHL players have made the list of 44 for Team Canada West tryouts which will take place in Calgary, Alta. from December 3 to 5. Canada West’s invitees come from the BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL and SIJHL. […]

Cents vs. Vees

Tonight – Merritt Centennials (12-8-0-0) at Penticton Vees (9-6-0-2) 7 p.m. at South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS FREE TO VIEW ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings This will already be the fourth meeting of the season between the teams, with Penticton winning all three previous. On Sept. 28, Brendan Harrogate had […]

Warriors vs. Cents

Tonight – West Kelowna Warriors (6-5-0-0) at Merritt Centennials (7-6-0-0) 7 p.m. at Nicola Valley Memorial Arena in Merritt Presented by the BCIHL TICKETS FREE TO VIEW ON HOCKEYTV Previous Meetings This is the first meeting of the season between these Interior Division rivals. Last season the teams split the six-game season series with three […]

Kopperud heading to Arizona State

This time next year, Merritt Centennials forward Matthew Kopperud will be experiencing a much different climate as he will be heading to the desert to play for the Arizona State Sun Devils for the 2019-20 season. Kopperud has gotten off to a hot start in his second BCHL season, scoring four goals and adding four […]

Gosselin is BCHLPOW

Merritt Centennials forward Mathieu Gosselin has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 16, the league announced Monday. Gosselin put up five goals and three assists for eight points in the Centennials three wins this week and is now tied with teammate Bradley Cocca for second in overall scoring […]

Wicks will play for UAA

Main training camps for the coming BCHL season have not yet opened but it wasn’t too early for Merritt Centennials forward Nicholas Wicks to make a big decision about his college hockey future. The native of Delta, B.C. has secured an NCAA Div. I future at the University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) and is set to […]

West, Martin named to WJAC staff

Hockey Canada announced last week that Surrey Eagles head coach Brandon West and Merritt Centennials head coach Joe Martin will be behind the bench as assistants with Team Canada West at the 2018 World  Junior A Challenge (WJAC). The event is set to take place this year from December 9 to 15 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena […]