Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cents vs. Capitals Preview:


Merritt (19-26-1-6) vs. Cowichan Valley (19-27-1-7)

Tonight is the second and final meeting of the season between the Merritt Centennials and Cowichan Valley Capitals. The Centennials are out to snap their six game winless streak while Cowichan is even colder, with just one win in its last ten games.

Last Game Played:
Tuesday, February 1 - Merritt lost 6-3 at home to Nanaimo
Friday, February 4 - Cowichan Valley lost 6-3 in Salmon Arm

Next Games:
Sunday, February 6 - Merritt vs. Alberni Valley
Fiday, February 11 - Cowichan Valley vs. Nanaimo

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 51
Wins: 19
Losses: 26
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 12-9-0-4
Road Record: 7-17-1-2
Streak: Winless in six
Last Ten Games: 3-6-1-0
Goals For: 135
Goals Against: 184
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 5-5-0-3 vs. Cowichan

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 3-1-0-2 at home vs. Cowichan

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 2-4-0-1 in Cowichan

Merritt is 3-5-0-2 overall in its last 10 games vs. Cowichan

Merritt’s last win at home against Cowichan Valley was a 3-1 victory on Sunday, January 20, 2008.

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 3:21 (PP) - Jordon Harrison from Jordan Grant and Chad Gehon
PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 8:03 - Jordan Grant from H.T. Lenz and Ryan Moir
PERIOD 3
Cowichan Valley Capitals at 4:18 - Corbin McPherson from Brooks Robinson and Bryce Reddick
Merritt Centennials at 15:48 (PP) - Jordan Grant from Ryan Moir and Jordon Harrison

Merritt is 3-11-0-0 against Coastal Conference opponents this season.

Former Centennials on the Capitals:
F Jordan Grant (23g, 22a in 90 career games with Merritt)

Cents power play vs. Cowichan this season: 0/5
Cents home record vs. Cowichan this season: 0-0
Cents road record vs. Cowichan this season: 0-1

Merritt's scoring leaders vs. Cowichan Valley this season:
Steve Wall (1-0-1)
Dustin Lebrun (0-1-1)
Jakob Reichert (0-1-1)

Lino Chimienti (0-1)

Let's take a look at the Cowichan Valley Capitals:

Games Played: 54
Wins: 19
Losses: 27
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 7
Home Record: 12-12-1-2
Road Record: 7-15-0-5
Streak: Two game losing streak
Last Ten Games: 1-7-0-2
Goals For: 169
Goals Against: 227
Standings: 8th Place

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

Former Capitals on the Centennials: none

Capitals power play vs. Merritt this season: 1/4
Capitals home record vs. Merritt this season: 1-0
Capitals road record vs. Merritt this season: 0-0

Cowichan Valley's scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Tyler Jones (1-0-1)
Jordan Grant (0-1-1)
Nicholas Wong (0-1-1)
Tyler Matheson (0-1-1)
Brendan McDonald (0-1-1)

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
Merritt Centennials at 6:22 - Stephen Wall from Dustin Lebrun and Jakob Reichert
Cowichan Valley Capitals at 14:57 (PP) - Mike Hammond from Tyler Matheson and Nicholas Wong
PERIOD 2
No Scoring
PERIOD 3
Cowichan Valley Capitals at 4:04 - Tyler Jones from Brendon MacDonald and Jordan Grant

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839975

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

2008-09
05-Jan-09 The Cowichan Valley Capitals Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Scott Jacklin (90)(F) and Jimmy Geerin (89)(D) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Curtis Gedig (91)(D).
15-Aug-08 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Ryan Bradley (90)(D) to the Cowichan Valley Capitials Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

2007-08
19-Nov-07 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Todd Bowman (D)(87) to the Cowichan Valley Capitals Hockey Club for the playing rights of Justin Taylor (F)(88).
26-Sep-07 The Cowichan Valley Capitals Hockey Club of the BCHL transfers the playing rights of Tyler Johns (D)(89) and future considerations to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Brandon Clark (D)(88).

2004-05
24-Sep-04 The Merritt Centennials trade Jordan Dickson to the Cowichan Valley Capitals in exchange for future considerations.

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