What a crowd last night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena for the first Cents home game since March 2nd! Unfortunately for the fans in attendance, the Centennials fell 8-4 to Salmon Arm in their second exhibition game. Here's the summary from MerrittCentennials.com:
Merritt, BC - August 30, 2010
Spencer Samuel and Chris Hoe each had two goals and an assist while Brandon Mistal had a goal and two assists to lead the Salmon Arm Silverbacks to an 8-4 win over the Merritt Centennials in BC Hockey League exhibition play Monday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.
Morgan Zulinick, Matt Cassidy and Charlie Vesaturo also scored for the Silverbacks (1-1-0-0).
Max Vallis had a goal and two assists for Merritt (1-1-0-0) while Brent Fletcher and Eric Schmidt also scored in the loss. Alexander MacMillan, Payton Schaefer, Steve Tresierra, and Regan Soquila all chipped in with an assist each.
Goaltender Lynden Stanwood finished with 27 saves to get the win for Salmon Arm. Silverbacks starter Kurt Williams allowed two goals on 12 shots he faced. Cole Buckley got the start for the Cents, finishing with 23 saves in 29:38 minutes of action. Jared Andersen finished the game and wound up making 24 saves on 28 shots.
Both the Centennials and Silverbacks each went 2-for-7 on the power play.
The Cents next game is Wednesday in Westside against the Warriors. Salmon Arm's next action is Friday in Vernon.
Merritt Centennials at 6:04 - Brent Fletcher from Max Vallis and Alexander MacMillan
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 13:56 (PP) - Morgan Zulinick from Brandon Mistal and Jayson Rierdon
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 14:51 - Matt Cassidy from Jarryd Ten Vaanholt and Devon Gannon
Merritt Centennials at 16:47 (PP) - Max Vallis from Payton Schaefer and Steve Tresierra
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 17:57 (PP) - Charlie Vesaturo from Clinton Atkinson and Devon Gannon
Merritt Centennials at 2:24 (PP) - Brent Fletcher from Max Vallis
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 5:10 - Chris Hoe from Adam DiBella
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 10:06 - Spencer Samuel from Josh Manson
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 13:06 - Chris Hoe from Devon Gannon
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 14:19 - Spencer Samuel from Josh Manson and Brandon Mistal
Merritt Centennials at 15:35 - Eric Schmidt from Regan Soquila
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 18:49 - Brandon Mistal from Spencer Samuel and Chris Hoe
Merritt Centennials at 2:15 - Eric Schmidt for Hooking (2 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 10:37 - Regan Soquila for Holding (2 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 11:04 - Devon Gannon for Cross Checking (2 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 12:34 - Max Vallis for Ineligible Player (2 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 14:51 - Sean Maktaak for Roughing After Whistle (2 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 14:51 - Devon Gannon for Roughing After Whistle (2 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 15:52 - Charlie Vesatura for Roughing After Whistle (2 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 17:24 - Richard Sabourin for Holding (2 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 1:41 - Josh Manson for High Sticking (2 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 6:39 - Josh Monk for Elbowing (2 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 8:08 - David Henry for High Sticking (4 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 14:42 - Billy Marshall for Hooking (2 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 17:16 - Eric Schmidt for Tripping (2 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 19:44 - Mike Matthes for Cross Checking (2 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 2:11 - Sean Maktaak for Fighting (5 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 2:11 - Sean Maktaak for Game Misconduct
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 2:11 - Cody Michelle for Fighting (5 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 2:11 - Cody Michelle for Game Misconduct
Merritt Centennials at 3:10 - Max Vallis for Tripping (2 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 4:12 - Doug Chadwick for Roughing After Whistle (2 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 4:12 - Devon Gannon for Roughing After Whistle (2 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 7:57 - Josh Monk for Slashing (2 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 19:52 - Dustin Johnson for Fighting (5 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 19:52 - Dustin Johnson for Game Misconduct
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 19:52 - Devon Gannon for Fighting (5 Min.)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 19:52 - Devon Gannon for Game Misconduct
CENTS ROSTER CORRECTION
When I posted earlier that Daylan Robertson had been released after Friday night's Cents intrasquad game, it was incorrect. It's been brought to my attention that Daylan is in fact still with the Cents heading into tomorrow night's exhibition game against Westside.
I apologize if the mistake caused any problems to anyone and thanks for your understanding. I've also now corrected my earlier post so it's accurate.
F Denver Manderson (Penticton, 2007-10) has received a tryout with Medvescak Zagreb (Austria Erste Bank Liga) after being released from his tryout with EC Salzburg (Austria Erste Bank Liga). Manderson had a goal and an assist in five games with Salzburg this season after posting 40 goals and 73 assists with Penticton Vees (BCHL) in 2009-10. . . .
F Mike Hamilton (Victoria/Merritt, 2000-03) signed a one year contract with Vipiteno (Italy Seria A2). Hamilton, 27, had six goals and 23 assists in 65 games with Victoria Salmon Kings (ECHL) last season. . . .
F Dean Strong (Vernon, 2004-05) has been released from his tryout contract with HC Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg (German Elite League). Strong had two goals and three assists in 16 games with Worcester Sharks (AHL) and 16 goals and 21 assists in 34 games with Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) last season. . . .
D Matt Hanson (Penticton, 2000-01) inked a one year contract with HK Partizan Beograd (Slovakia Slohokej Liga). Hanson had three goals and seven assists in 52 games with Arizona Sundogs (CHL) last season. . . .
F Josh Demerais (Quesnel, 2009-10) signed a tryout contract with EC Dornbirn (Austria Nationalliga). Demerais had 20 goals and 22 assists in 28 games with Quesnel Millionaires (BCHL) and 25 goals and 18 assists in 27 games with Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJAAAHL) last season. . . .