Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cents vs. Eagles Preview:

Merritt (19-23-1-6) @ Surrey (30-16-1-2)

Tonight is the second and final meeting of the season between the Merritt Centennials and Surrey Eagles. The Centennials will likely have some revenge on their minds after being shutout 4-0 last night in Surrey. The Cents can clinch a playoff spot for the second straight year with a win tonight combined with a Prince George loss in Vernon.

Last Game Played:
Friday, January 28 - Merritt lost 4-0 in Surrey
Friday, January 28 - Surrey won 4-0 at home against Merritt

Next Games:
Sunday, January 30 - Merritt vs. Prince George
Sunday, January 30 - Surrey vs. Cowichan Valley

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 49
Wins: 19
Losses: 23
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 12-6-0-4
Road Record: 7-17-1-2
Streak: Winless in three
Last Ten Games: 4-4-1-1
Goals For: 129
Goals Against: 167
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 3-9-1-1 vs. Surrey

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 2-4-0-1 at home vs. Surrey

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 1-5-1-0 in Surrey

Merritt is 3-6-1-0 overall in its last 10 games vs. Surrey

Merritt’s last win at home against Surrey was a 6-4 victory to close out the 2006-07 regular season on Saturday, March 3, 2007.

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 3:16 - Wade MacLeod from Casey Pierro-Zabotel
Merritt Centennials at 3:34 - Casey Pierro-Zabotel from Wade MacLeod and Jordan Zalba
Surrey Eagles at 7:47 (PP) - Adam Basford from Phil Magistrale and Scott Jow
Merritt Centennials at 11:43 - Tyler Halliday from Nicholas Kang
Surrey Eagles at 19:49 (PP) - Ryan Pajimola from Phil Magistrale and Scott Knowles
PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 1:50 - from Blake O'Connor and Nicolas Sciangula
Surrey Eagles at 5:30 - Greg Tyshynski from Stephen Balint and Phil Magistrale
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 6:29 - Casey Pierro-Zabotel from Wade MacLeod
Surrey Eagles at 10:59 (PP) - Phil Magistrale from Greg Tyshynski and Adam Basford
Merritt Centennials at 19:54 (PP) (EN) - Stephen Cavanagh from Wade MacLeod and Casey Pierro-Zabotel

Merritt is 3-8-0-0 against Coastal Conference opponents this season.

Former Centennials on the Eagles:
D Mitch Jones (8g, 24a in 47 career games with Merritt)

Cents power play vs. Surrey this season: 0/3
Cents home record vs. Merritt this season: 0-0
Cents road record vs. Merritt this season: 0-1

Let's take a look at the Surrey Eagles:

Games Played: 49
Wins: 30
Losses: 16
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 16-7-1-1
Road Record: 14-9-0-1
Streak: Three game winning streak
Last Ten Games: 6-4-0-0
Goals For: 178
Goals Against: 150
Standings: 2nd Place

Surrey is 7-6-0-1 against Interior Conference opponents this season.

Former Eagles on the Centennials: none

Eagles power play vs. Merritt this season: 1/3
Eagles home record vs. Merritt this season: 1-0
Eagles road record vs. Merritt this season: 0-0

Surrey's scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Robert Lindores (1-2-3)
Jeff Vanderlugt (1-2-3)
Linden Saip (1-0-1)
Beau Orser (1-0-1)
Mitch Jones (0-1-1)
Michael Stenerson (0-1-1)
Scott Holm (0-1-1)
Steve Koshey (0-1-1)

Karel St. Laurent (1-0)

Here's a look at last year's season series between Merritt and Surrey:

Sunday, November 1, 2009 @ Merritt: Surrey wins 5-2

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Surrey Eagles at 0:16 - Michael Krgovich from Richard Vanderhoek and Grant Toulmin
Surrey Eagles at 2:18 (PP) - Chris Santiago from Andrew Wallace and Bradley McGowan
Merritt Centennials at 17:48 - Jordan Soquila from Ryne Bodger and Mitch Jones
PERIOD 2
Surrey Eagles at 3:27 - Jamus Lane from Clayton Chessa and Erik Cooper
Merritt Centennials at 3:38 - Jeff Jones from Dustin Johnson and Andrew Pickering
Surrey Eagles at 9:47 - Jason Grecica from Bradley McGowan and Chris Santiago
Surrey Eagles at 16:36 - Chris Santiago from Bradley McGowan and Jason Grecica
PERIOD 3
No Scoring

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=712669

Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ Surrey: Merritt wins 4-3 in overtime

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 18:19 - Alex Valenti from Derek Hills and Kameran Crawford
Surrey Eagles at 19:04 - Andrew Wallace from Richard Vanderhoek and Adam Basford
PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 14:21 - Daniel Chang from Alex Valenti and Kameran Crawford
Surrey Eagles at 18:13 (PP) - Adam Basford from Michael Krgovich and Andrew Wallace
Merritt Centennials at 19:49 - Daniel Chang from Alexander MacMillan and Alex Valenti
PERIOD 3
Surrey Eagles at 8:21 - Bradley McGowan from Michael Krgovich and Adam Basford
OVERTIME PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 4:55 (PP) - Mitch Jones from Derek Hills and Alex Valenti

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=712896

Over the years, the Centennials and Eagles have made a number of trades with each other, here's a summary:

2010-11
15-Jun-10 The Surrey Eagles Hockey Club acquire the playing rights of Matt Mazzarolo (90)(D) from the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club for future considerations.

2008-09
23-Oct-08 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Stephen Ceccensse (89)(F) to the Surrey Eagle Hockey Club in exchange for the BCHL Jr A playing rights of Chris Van Duynhoven (89)(D).

2007-08
05-Sep-07 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Matt Redkwich (89)(F) to the Surrey Eagles Hockey Club. This completes the future considerations as part of the Max Grassi transfer earlier from Merritt to Surrey.

08-Aug-07 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Max Grassi (88)(F) and future considerations to the Surrey Eagles Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Scott Jow (87)(F), Eliot Raibl (89)(D) and Brandon Clark (88)(D).

2006-07
20-Jul-06 The Surrey Eagles Hockey Club of the BCHL transfer the playing rights of Tyson Papalia (87)(F) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club for future considerations.

2003-04
10-Jan-04 The Surrey Eagles trade Kelly Barnes to the Merritt Centennials in exchange for future considerations.

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