Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cents Fall 5-1 to Westside in Exhibition Game, Cents Announce Icebreaker Fundraiser, Wednesday Moves:

The Cents are now 1-2-0-0 on the exhibition season following a 5-1 loss in Westside last night. Here's the summary from MerrittCentennials.com as the team dressed just one veteran forward in Jeff Jones.

West Kelowna, BC - September 1, 2010

Travis Blanliel had a goal and an assist to lead the Westside Warriors (2-1-0-0) to a 5-1 win over the Merritt Centennials (1-2-0-0) in BCHL exhibition action Wednesday night at Royal LePage Place.

Kyle Singleton, JT Osborn, Tyler Krause and Tom Kroshus also scored for the Warriors while Jeff Jones scored the lone goal for the Cents, assisted by Richard Sabourin.

Kevin Boyle went the distance in goal for Westside, making 16 saves. Jared Andersen started between the pipes for Merritt, allowing three goals on 18 shots in 31:45 of action. Ryan Garber played the last 28:15 of the game, making nine saves on 11 shots.

The Centennials finished 0-for-4 on the power play while the Warriors went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

The two teams meet again Friday night at 7:30 at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.

BOX SCORE

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Westside Warriors at 10:55 - Travis Blanliel from Grayson Downing and Tyler Krause
Westside Warriors at 16:27 - Kyle Singleton from Alex Grieve and Michael King

PERIOD 2
Westside Warriors at 11:45 - JT Osborn from Matt Coleman and Tom Kroshus
Westside Warriors at 17:23 - Tyler Krause from Grayson Downing and Travis Blanliel

PERIOD 3
Westside Warriors at 5:33 (PP) - Tom Kroshus from Jordan Wood and Michael King
Merritt Centennials at 10:33 - Jeff Jones from Richard Sabourin

PENALTY SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Westside Warriors at 3:35 - Tom Kroshus for Tripping (2 Min.)
Westside Warriors at 14:06 - Tom Kroshus for Boarding (2 Min.)
Merritt Centennials at 18:51 - Kyle Clerke for Slashing (2 Min.)

PERIOD 2
Westside Warriors at 7:58 - JT Osborn for Tripping (2 Min.)
Westside Warriors at 18:40 - JT Osborn for Tripping (2 Min.)

PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 4:10 - Richard Sabourin for Hooking (2 Min.)

Here are the rosters each team iced last night:

Merritt

1 - Jared Andersen
2 - Billy Marshall
4 - Steve Tresierra
6 - Mitchell Hewson
7 - Daylan Robertson
8 - Reese Wilcox
9 - Kyle Clerke
10 - Max Vallis
11 - Jeff Jones
12 - Justin Lachance
15 - Payton Schaefer
16 - Sean Maktaak
17 - Brent Baltus
18 - Jordan Salahor
19 - Evan Stack
21 - Chad Brears
22 - Dustin Lebrun
24 - Richard Sabourin
28 - Kameran Crawford
35 - Ryan Garber

WESTSIDE

33 - Kevin Boyle
1 - Matt Maher
3 - Michael King
4 - Tom Kroshus
5 - Jason Nash
6 - Colton Dahlen
8 - Jordan Wood
10 - Quinn Gould
12 - Matt Coleman
14 - Kyle Singleton
15 - Jeff Coates (who was in Cents camp earlier)
18 - Travis Blanliel
20 - JT Osborn
21 - Peter MacIntosh
22 - Brett Mulcahy
23 - Alex Grieve
25 - Bobby Brown
26 - Tyler Krause
28 - Grayson Downing

The Cents close out the exhibition season tomorrow at home against these same Warriors. In the meantime, some more cuts are expected prior to that game.

ICEBREAKER ANNOUNCED

The Cents released today the details of their 16th annual Icebreaker fundraiser with yours truly as the emcee for the evening! If you're curious about Matt Billon as a performer, here's a link to his website.

Merritt, BC - September 2, 2010

The 16th annual Merritt Centennials Icebreaker is Saturday, October 2nd at the Merritt Civic Centre and just like every year: it’s the event of the season!

Join award winning comedian Matt Billon and emcee Brian Wiebe from Q101 for a special evening to support your Merritt Centennials - with many ways to contribute!

There’s a silent auction of hockey memorabilia and other amazing items!

Plus raffles, draws and of course an incredible dinner catered by the Cents Booster Club!

Tickets are just $50 each, or $500 for a VIP table of eight and are on sale now at the Cents Marketing office on Voght Street!

Call 250-280-2439 or email marketing@merrittcentennials.com for more information!

WEDNESDAY MOVES

F Mike Ouellette (Merritt, 2000-02) has signed a one year contract with Graz 99ers (Austrian Hockey League). The Kamloops product signed with Kassel Huskies (DEL German Elite League) earlier this summer, but left the team when it dropped out of the DEL. Ouellette had 24 goals and 24 assists in 52 games with KHL Medvescak Zagreb (Austrian Hockey League) last season. . . .

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