Sunday, February 6, 2011

Centennials vs. Bulldogs Preview:


Merritt (19-27-1-6) vs. Alberni Valley (22-25-4-3)

Tonight is the second and final meeting of the season between the Merritt Centennials and Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

Last Game Played:
Saturday, February 5 - Merritt lost 4-3 at home to Cowichan Valley
Saturday, February 5 - Alberni Valley lost 9-2 in Salmon Arm

Next Games:
Wenesday, February 9 - Merritt @ Westside
Tuesday, February 8 - Alberni Valley @ Victoria

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 52
Wins: 19
Losses: 27
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 12-10-0-4
Road Record: 7-17-1-2
Streak: Winless in seven
Last Ten Games: 2-7-1-0
Goals For: 138
Goals Against: 188
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 4-8-0-2 vs. Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 3-3-0-0 at home vs. Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 1-5-0-2 in Alberni Valley

Merritt is 2-8-0-0 overall in its last 10 games vs. Alberni Valley

Merritt’s last win at home against Alberni Valley was a 2-0 victory on Sunday, October 14, 2007. Anthony Manfredi made 32 saves for the shutout.

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
No Scoring
PERIOD 2
No Scoring
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 2:20 - Jordan Zalba from Brian Kang and Scott Jow
Merritt Centennials at 14:15 - Scott Jow from Brian Kang and Jordan Zalba

Merritt is 3-12-0-0 against Coastal Conference opponents this season.

Former Centennials on the Bulldogs:
F Colton Sobchak (30g, 51a in 110 career games with Merritt)

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

Merritt's scoring leaders vs. Cowichan Valley this season:
Billy Marshall (1-0-1)
Steve Tresierra (1-0-1)
Max Vallis (0-1-1)
Jeff Jones (0-1-1)
Kameran Crawford (0-1-1)

Lino Chimienti (0-1)

Let's take a look at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs:

Games Played: 54
Wins: 22
Losses: 25
Ties: 4
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 16-9-2-0
Road Record: 6-16-2-3
Streak: Two game losing streak
Last Ten Games: 4-6-0-0
Goals For: 157
Goals Against: 176
Standings: 6th Place

Alberni Valley is 7-3-3-2 against Interior Conference opponents this season.

Former Bulldogs on the Centennials: none

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

Alberni Valley's scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Casey Bailey (0-2-2)
Josh Mitchell (1-0-1)
Sam Mitchell (1-0-1)
Brandon Adams (1-0-1)
Kenney Morrison (0-1-1)
Colton Sobchak (0-1-1)

Frank Slubowski (1-0)

Here's a look at this year's season series between Merritt and Cowichan:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ Cowichan Valley: Merritt loses 2-1

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 4:26 - Josh Mitchell from Colton Sobchak and Casey Bailey
Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 10:50 (PP) - Sam Mitchell from Kenney Morrison and Casey Bailey
Merritt Centennials at 18:26 - Billy Marshall from Max Vallis
PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 10:14 (PP) - Steve Tresierra from Kameran Crawford and Jeff Jones
Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 12:08 - Brandon Adams from Connor Varley and Frank Slubowski
PERIOD 3
No Scoring

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839973

Over the years, the Centennials and Bulldogs have made just a few trades with each other, here's a summary:

2010-11
27-May-10 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Colton Sobchak (F)(90) to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

2008-09
11-Sep-08 The Alberni Valley Bulldogs transfer the playing rights of Harrison May (89)(G) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

2003-04
17-Dec-03 The Alberni Valley Bulldogs trade Jordan Dickson to the Merritt Centennials in exchange for future considerations.

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