Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cents edged 4-3 in Williams Lake:

Here's the recap on last night's game from Merritt Centennials.com:

Williams Lake, BC - December 4, 2009

Williams Lake's Darren Tarasoff scored a pair of goals as the Timberwolves topped the Merritt Centennials 4-3 in BC Hockey League action Friday.

The loss drops the Cents to 10-20-0-1, while the T-wolves improve to 8-19-0-1.

Cameron Hoffman and Danny Merth also scored for Williams Lake.

Jeff Jones, Jordan Soquila and Derek Hills replied for Merritt. Hills also added an assist for the Cents lone multi-point performance.

Richard Virtanen stopped 35 shots to pick up the win for the Timberwolves, while Keith Hamilton made 37 saves in taking the loss for the Centennials.

Merritt finished the night 1-for-6 on the power play. Williams Lake went 3-for-7 with the man advantage.

The Centennials will try to snap their 14 game road winless streak Saturday in Quesnel. The Timberwolves are back in action Saturday on home ice against Westside.

News & Notes: Lucas Blinkhorn and Caleb Roy made their Centennials debuts as affiliate players from the KIJHL's Revelstoke Grizzlies...Blinkhorn assisted on Derek Hills' third period power play goal...Keith Hamilton made his first goaltending start in more than month after sitting out with an illness...Mitch Jones missed his third straight game with a sore wrist...Alex Valenti was scratched with an undisclosed lower body injury and is listed as day-to-day...Valenti's injury forced the Cents to play with only 10 regular forwards.

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