Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cents @ Chiefs Preview:

Merritt (21-28-1-6) @ Langley (29-21-1-7)

Tonight is the second of two meetings between the Merritt Centennials and Langley Chiefs. It's also the Centennials final road game of the 2010-11 regular season. The Cents wrap up the season with three straight home games against Vernon, Prince George and Trail.

Last Game Played:
Friday, February 11 - Merritt won 3-2 in overtime in Vernon
Tuesday, February 8 - Langley won 8-5 in Coquitlam

Next Games:
Tuesday, February 15: Merritt vs. Vernon
Friday, February 18: Langley vs. Salmon Arm

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 56
Wins: 21
Losses: 28
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 13-10-0-4
Road Record: 8-18-1-2
Streak: One game winning streak
Last Ten Games: 2-7-1-0
Goals For: 147
Goals Against: 197
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 5-7-0-2 against Chilliwack/Langley

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 3-3-0-2 at home vs. Chilliwack/Langley

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 2-4-0-0 in Chilliwack/Langley

Merritt is 2-4-0-0 in its last six visits to Chilliwack/Langley

Merritt is 3-2-0-2 in its last eight home games vs. Chilliwack/Langley

Merritt’s last win in Chilliwack/Langley against the Chiefs was a 5-2 victory way back on Tuesday, September 30, 2006.

Merritt Centennials at 5:33 (PP) - Wade MacLeod from Patrick Rogan and Cody Butcher
Merritt Centennials at 10:35 (PP) - Patrick Rogan from Nick Stermer and Casey Pierro-Zabotel
Merritt Centennials at 16:29 - Matt Redkwich (unassisted)
Langley Chiefs at 0:47 (SH) - Kyle Mackinnon from Chris Ickert
Merritt Centennials at 12:19 (SH) - Nicholas Kang from Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Nick Stermer
Langley Chiefs at 7:51 - Milos Gordic from Ryan Botchar
Merritt Centennials at 17:25 (PP) - Cody Butcher from Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Stephen Cavanagh

Former Centennials on the Chiefs:
D Tyler Miller (was traded to Merritt by Westside but didn't report to Merritt and was dealt to Prince George before playing a game with the Cents)

Centennials power play vs. Langley this season: 1/11
Centennials home record vs. Langley this season: 0-1
Centennials road record vs. Langley this season: 0-0

Centennials are 4-11 against the Coastal Conference this season

Cents scoring leaders vs. Langley this season:
Jeff Jones (1-1-2)
Max Vallis (2-0-2)
Stephen Wall (1-0-1)
Dustin Lebrun (1-0-1)
Kameran Crawford (0-1-1)
Jakob Reichert (0-1-1)
David Sabey (0-1-1)

Tyler Steel (0-1)

The Cents do have seven players on their roster who are from the Greater Vancouver area, so there is bound to be a strong cheering section for Merritt during tonight's game.

Jakob Reichert (Langley)
Brent Fletcher (New Westminster)
Silvan Harper (Coquitlam)
Dustin Lebrun (Coquitlam)
Brandon Pfeil (West Vancouver)
Regan Soquila (Maple Ridge)
Reece Willcox (Surrey)

Let's take a look at the Langley Chiefs:

Games Played: 58
Wins: 29
Losses: 21
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 7
Home Record: 14-8-1-5
Road Record: 15-13-0-2
Streak: One game winning streak
Last Ten Games: 4-5-0-1
Goals For: 225
Goals Against: 209
Standings: 3rd Place - Coast

Former Chiefs on the Centennials:

Chiefs power play vs. Merritt this season: 1/5
Chiefs home record vs. Merritt this season: 0-0
Chiefs road record vs. Merritt this season: 1-0

Chiefs scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Josh Myers (1-3-4)
Matt Ius (2-1-3)
Mike Tebbutt (2-1-3)
Brandon Thompson (1-0-1)
Tyler Miller (0-1-1)
Ryan Bakken (0-1-1)
Trace Strahle (0-1-1)
Trevor Gerling (0-1-1)
Brad McBride (0-1-1)

Wyatt Galley (1-0)

Here's a look at the season series between the two teams:

Friday, October 1 - Langley wins 9-5 in Merritt

Langley Chiefs at 4:10 - Mike Tebbutt from Max Fiedler and Tim Daly
Langley Chiefs at 5:32 - Brandon Thompson from Trevor Gerling and Brad McBride
Merritt Centennials at 6:27 (PP) - Jeff Jones from Dustin Johnson and Kameran Crawford
Merritt Centennials at 9:33 - Max Vallis from Jeff Jones and Jeff Zmurchyk
Langley Chiefs at 10:50 - Josh Myers from Matt Ius and Tyler Miller
Merritt Centennials at 15:51 - Max Vallis from Jakob Reichert and Jeff Zmurchyk
Langley Chiefs at 6:45 (SH) - Mike Tebbutt from Ryan Bakken
Langley Chiefs at 9:23 - Matt Ius from Josh Myers
Langley Chiefs at 10:43 (PP) - Tim Daly from Trace Strahle and Josh Myers
Langley Chiefs at 13:31 - Stan Smrke from Mike Tebbutt and Tim Daly
Langley Chiefs at 17:53 - Matt Ius from Josh Myers and Jamie Lively
Langley Chiefs at 19:25 - Stan Smrke (unassisted)
Merritt Centennials at 10:18 - Dustin Lebrun from Jeff Zmurchyk
Merritt Centennials at 12:25 - Stephen Wall from David Sabey and Dustin Johnson

In the last number of years, Merritt and Langley/Chilliwack have made just a couple of trades with each other, here's a summary:

10-Oct-07 The Langley Chiefs Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Erick Ruud (87)(F) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
19-Aug-05 The Merritt Centennials trade Ted Vickers (85)F to the Chilliwack Chiefs in exchange for future considerations.

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