Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cents vs. Spruce Kings Preview:

Merritt (19-24-1-6) vs. Prince George (11-36-0-4)

Tonight is the fifth of six meetings of the season between the Merritt Centennials and Prince George Spruce Kings. With a win, the Cents will not only snap their four game winless skid, but also clinch a playoff spot for the second straight year. Merritt will likely be smarting after a 7-2 loss to Surrey last night.

Last Game Played:
Saturday, January 29 - Merritt lost 7-2 at home against Surrey
Saturday, January 29 - Prince George got waxed 11-4 in Salmon Arm

Next Games:
Tuesday, February 1 - Merritt vs. Nanaimo
Friday, February 4 - Prince George vs. Nanaimo

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 50
Wins: 19
Losses: 24
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 12-7-0-4
Road Record: 7-17-1-2
Streak: Winless in four
Last Ten Games: 3-5-1-1
Goals For: 131
Goals Against: 174
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 17-20-0-6 vs. Prince George

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 14-6-0-2 at home vs. PG

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 3-14-0-4 in PG

Merritt is 4-4-0-2 overall in its last 10 games vs. PG

Merritt’s last win at home against Prince George was a 4-3 victory in the Spruce Kings lone visit to the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena so far this season on Friday, November 26.

Former Centennials on the Spruce Kings: none

Centennials power play vs. PG this season: 1-for-20
Centennials home record vs. PG this season: 1-0
Centennials road record vs. PG this season: 1-0-0-2

Cents scoring leaders vs. PG this season:
Regan Soquila (1-3-4)
Jeff Jones (1-3-4)
Evan Stack (3-0-3)
Dustin Lebrun (2-0-2)
Brandon Pfeil (0-2-2)
Reece Willcox (0-2-2)
Max Vallis (1-0-1)
Brent Fletcher (0-1-1)
Richard Sabourin (0-1-1)
David Sabey (0-1-1)
Kameran Crawford (0-1-1)

Lino Chimienti (0-1-0-1)
Tyler Steel (2-0-0-0)

Let's take a look at the Prince George Spruce Kings:

Games Played: 51
Wins: 11
Losses: 36
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 9-15-0-2
Road Record: 2-21-0-2
Streak: Two game losing streak
Last Ten Games: 4-4-0-2
Goals For: 136
Goals Against: 244
Standings: 8th Place

Former Spruce Kings on the Centennials: none

Spruce Kings power play vs. Merritt this season: 2-for-15
Spruce Kings home record vs. Merritt this season: 2-0-0-1
Spruce Kings road record vs. Merritt this season: 0-1

PG's scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Connor Tiechko (1-1-2)
Jeff Earnest (0-2-2)
Faiz Khan (1-0-1)
Jujhar Khaira (0-1-1)

Alex Wright (2-0-0-1) *no longer with team after being released in December
Kirk Thompson (0-0-0-1)

Here's a look at the season series between Merritt and Prince George:

Friday, October 29, 2010 @ PG: PG wins in 3-2 in double overtime

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Prince George Spruce Kings at 18:02 - Jeff Datoff from Jeff Earnest and Jujhar Khaira
PERIOD 2
Prince George Spruce Kings at 2:01 - Connor Tiechko from Brendon Fornwald and Jeff Earnest
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 16:32 (PP) - Regan Soquila from Jeff Jones and David Sabey
Merritt Centennials at 19:48 - Max Vallis from Richard Sabourin and Regan Soquila
OVERTIME PERIOD 2
Prince George Spruce Kings at 2:52 - Nic DeSousa from Justin Fillion and Zac Ashdown

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839982

Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ PG: PG wins 3-1

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Prince George Spruce Kings at 9:24 - RJay Berra from Zac Ashdown and Nic DeSousa
PERIOD 2
Prince George Spruce Kings at 4:05 (PP) - Justin Fillion from Connor Tiechko and Zac Ashdown
Prince George Spruce Kings at 8:32 - Justin Fillion from Brendon Fornwald and Derek Henderson
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 13:54 - Dustin Lebrun from Brandon Pfeil

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839983

Friday, November 26, 2010 @ Merritt: Merritt wins 4-3

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 4:16 - Evan Stack from Jeff Jones and Regan Soquila
Prince George Spruce Kings at 6:48 - Faiz Khan from Nic DeSousa and Lyndon Martell
Merritt Centennials at 13:56 - Evan Stack from Regan Soquila and Jeff Jones
PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 3:35 - Jeff Jones from Reece Willcox and Brandon Pfeil
Prince George Spruce Kings at 15:07 (PP) - RJay Berra from Derek Henderson and Justin Fillion
Merritt Centennials at 18:15 - Dustin Lebrun from Brent Fletcher and Kameran Crawford
Prince George Spruce Kings at 18:48 - Justin Fillion from Nic DeSousa and RJay Berra
PERIOD 3
No Scoring

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=840097

Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ PG: Merritt wins 1-0 in overtime

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
No Scoring
PERIOD 2
No Scoring
PERIOD 3
No Scoring
OVERTIME PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 1:29 - Evan Stack from Reece Willcox

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839984

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

2009-10
04-Oct-09 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Brad Bourke (D)(89) to the Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Andrew Pickering (F)(89).
03-Oct-09 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Tyler Miller (D)(91) to the Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

2008-09
10-Jan-09 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Alex Goodship (89) (F) to the Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Michael Nardi (90) (F) and future considerations.

2007-08
19-Nov-07 The Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Shane Mainprize (G)(88) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

2006-07
28-Sep-06 The Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL transfer the playing rights of Corey Gannon (86)(F) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club of the BCHL for future considerations.

2005-06
10-Jan-06 The Prince George Spruce Kings transfer the playing rights of Brad Thiessen (86)(G), Brody Mott (85)(D), and Matt Shuya (85)(F) to the Merritt Centennials in exchange for the playing rights of Cory Grant (85)(G), Greg Tyshynski (86)(F), Chris Shudo (87)(F) and future considerations.

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