Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cents vs. Clippers Preview:

Merritt (19-25-1-6) vs. Nanaimo (24-22-1-5)

Tonight is the second and final meeting of the season between the Merritt Centennials and Nanaimo Clippers. The Clippers will likely have some revenge on their minds after being shutout 3-0 by the Cents earlier this season.

Last Game Played:
Sunday, January 30 - Merritt lost 4-1 at home to Prince George
Friday, January 28 - Nanaimo lost 2-1 at home against Penticton

Next Games:
Saturday, February 5 - Merritt vs. Cowichan Valley
Wednesday, February 2 - Nanaimo @ Vernon

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 51
Wins: 19
Losses: 25
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 12-8-0-4
Road Record: 7-17-1-2
Streak: Winless in five
Last Ten Games: 3-5-1-1
Goals For: 132
Goals Against: 178
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 5-8-0-0 vs. Nanaimo

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

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 1-6-0-0 in Nanaimo

Merritt is 4-6-0-0 overall in its last 10 games vs. Nanaimo

Merritt’s last win at home against Nanaimo a 5-4 victory to close out the 2007-08 regular season on Sunday, February 24, 2008.

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 2:46 - H.T. Lenz from Justin Taylor and Brian Kang
Merritt Centennials at 3:48 - Tyler Barr from Tyler Halliday and Jordon Harrison
Nanaimo Clippers at 5:34 - Chad Ziegler from Carson Schell and Joe Perry
PERIOD 2
Nanaimo Clippers at 6:56 - Joe Perry from Chad Ziegler and Carson Schell
Nanaimo Clippers at 11:48 - Kevin Noble from Tyler Pistone
Nanaimo Clippers at 17:12 - Kevin Noble (unassisted)
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 5:31 - Brian Kang from H.T. Lenz and Jordon Harrison
Merritt Centennials at 9:14 (PP) - Tyler Halliday from Brian Kang and Tyler Barr
Merritt Centennials at 9:50 - Jordon Harrison from Ryan Moir and Brian Kang

Merritt is 3-10-0-0 against Coastal Conference opponents this season.

Former Centennials on the Clippers:
F Ryan Stanimir (0g, 0a in 4 career games with Merritt)

Cents power play vs. Nanaimo this season: 1/7
Cents home record vs. Nanaimo this season: 0-0
Cents road record vs. Nanaimo this season: 1-0

Merritt's scoring leaders vs. Nanaimo this season:
Max Vallis (1-1-2)
Jeff Jones (1-0-1)
Chad Brears (1-0-1)
Billy Marshall (0-1-1)
Steve Tresierra (0-1-1)
Regan Soquila (0-1-1)
Jakob Reichert (0-1-1)
Kameran Crawford (0-1-1)

Lino Chimienti (1-0)

Let's take a look at the Nanaimo Clippers:

Games Played: 52
Wins: 24
Losses: 22
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 16-9-1-2
Road Record: 8-13-0-3
Streak: Two game losing streak
Last Ten Games: 5-4-0-1
Goals For: 174
Goals Against: 183
Standings: 5th Place

Surrey is 4-8-0-0 against Interior Conference opponents this season.

Former Clippers on the Centennials: none

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

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

Friday, November 19, 2010 @ Nanaimo: Merritt wins 3-0

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 2:27 (PP) - Jeff Jones from Regan Soquila and Billy Marshall
PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 6:48 - Chad Brears from Max Vallis and Jakob Reichert
Merritt Centennials at 13:37 - Max Vallis from Steve Tresierra and Kameran Crawford
PERIOD 3
No Scoring

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839977

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

2009-10
01-Oct-09 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Jake Baker (D)(91) to the Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Mitch Jones (91)(D).
17-Aug-09 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Casey Fratkin (89)(D) to the Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
15-May-09 The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club of the BCHL acquire the playing rights of Chad Carder (G)(89) from the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club.

2008-09
10-Jan-09 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights Matt Betker (89) (F) to the Nanaimo Clippers in exchange for future considerations.
15-Sep-08 The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Ryan Anysley (F) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

02-Jun-08 The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Paul Forster (F)(88), Dustin Johnson (F)(90) and Ryan Bradley (D)(90) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Connor Krukowski (D)(88).

2007-08
27-Jul-07 The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Max Grassi (88)(F) and future considerations to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Warren Muir (89)(F).

2005-06
13-Sep-05 Merritt Centennials trade the CHL playing rights of Trevor McKenzie 86(F) to the Nanaimo Clippers for future considerations.
22-Jul-05 The Merritt Centennials trade future considerations owed to the Nanaimo Clippers in exchange for Trevor Mackenzie 86(F) and Greg Tyshynski 86(F).

2004-05
11-Jan-05 The Nanaimo Clippers trade Rylan Burns, Daryle Hurd, Kevin Lessard, and future considerations to the Merritt Centennials in exchange for Blair Riley and Bill Vandermeer

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