Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cents vs. Silverbacks Playoff Preview:


The Merritt Centennials open the 2011 Fred Page Cup BCHL playoffs tomorrow night in Salmon Arm against the Silverbacks. It's been six years since the Cents and Backs met in the playoffs, with Salmon Arm taking the series in five games back in 2005. This is only the second time in franchise history that the Centennials meets up with a team from Salmon Arm.

Last game played:
Saturday, February 19 - Merritt won 4-2 at home against Trail
Sunday, February 20 - Salmon Arm lost 10-5 in Coquitlam

Let's take a look at how the Centennials ended the 2010-11 regular season:

Games Played: 60
Wins: 22
Losses: 31
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 14-12-0-4
Road Record: 8-19-1-2
Streak: One game winning streak
Last Ten Games: 3-7-0-0
Goals For: 157
Goals Against: 216
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 13-29-0-8 vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 8-12-0-5 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 5-17-0-3 in Salmon Arm

Merritt is 2-8-0-0 in its last 10 visits to the Sunwave Centre

Merritt is 4-4-0-2 in its last 10 games vs. Salmon Arm

Merritt’s last win at the Sunwave Centre in Salmon Arm was a 4-3 victory back on Friday, February 12, 2010.

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 7:37 - Bobby Lipsett from David Killip and Tyler Gubb
PERIOD 2
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 1:08 - Mark Zengerle from Travis Statchuk and Corey Chakeen
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 0:37 - Alex Valenti from Jeff Jones and Ryne Bodger
Merritt Centennials at 1:15 - Colton Sobchak from Jordan Soquila
Merritt Centennials at 2:20 - Silvan Harper from Lucas Daoust
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 3:45 - Mark Zengerle from Corey Chakeen and Kyle Peden
Merritt Centennials at 19:53 - Alex Valenti from Dustin Johnson and Jeff Zmurchyk

Former Centennials on the Silverbacks:
F Devin Gannon (0g, 1a in 3 career games with Merritt)

Centennials power play vs. Salmon Arm this season: 5/27
Centennials home record vs. Salmon Arm this season: 0-1-0-2
Centennials road record vs. Salmon Arm this season: 0-3

Cents scoring leaders vs. Salmon Arm this season:
Steve Tresierra (2-4-6)
David Sabey (2-1-3)
Jeff Jones (1-2-3)
Brent Fletcher (2-0-2)
Regan Soquila (1-1-2)
Jakob Reichert (1-1-2)
Steve Wall (1-1-2)
Billy Marshall (0-2-2)
Sean Maktaak (0-2-2)
Evan Stack (0-2-2)
Chad Brears (1-0-1)
Brandon Pfeil (1-0-1)
Silvan Harper (0-1-1)
Max Vallis (0-1-1)
Kameran Crawford (0-1-1)
Dylan Playfair (0-1-1)

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

Let's take a look at the Salmon Arm Silverbacks:

Games Played: 60
Wins: 38
Losses: 19
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 22-7-1-0
Road Record: 16-12-1-1
Streak: One game losing streak
Last Ten Games: 7-2-0-1
Goals For: 239
Goals Against: 205
Standings: 3rd Place

Former Silverbacks on the Centennials:
F Jakob Reichert (played no games with Salmon Arm despite being AP'd by them last season)

Silverbacks power play vs. Merritt this season: 8/33
Silverbacks home record vs. Merritt this season: 3-0
Silverbacks road record vs. Merritt this season: 3-0

Salmon Arm's scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Brett Knowles (3-3-6)
Morgan Zulinick (3-3-6)
Devin Gannon (2-4-6)
Clinton Atkinson (0-5-5)
Bryce Gervais (4-0-4)
Cody Michelle (2-2-4)
David Killip (2-2-4)
Josh Manson (1-2-3)
Jarryd Ten Vaanholt (0-4-4)
Devin Muller (1-1-2)
Josh McKissock (1-0-1)
Brad Reid (0-1-1)
Paul DeJersey (0-1-1)
Brandon Mistal (0-1-1)
Kevin Mills (0-1-1)

Kris Moore (3-0)
Lyndon Stanwood (2-0)
Kurt Williams (1-0)

Here's a look at the season series between the Centennials and Silverbacks:

GOALS: Merritt: 13 (2.17 per game) Salmon Arm: 24 (4.00 per game)

SHOTS: Merritt: 186 (31 per game) Salmon Arm: 207 (34.5 per game)

POWER PLAY: Merritt: 5/27 (18.52%) Salmon Arm: 8/33 (24.24%)

PENALTY KILLING: Merritt: 25/33 (75.76%) Salmon Arm: 26/27 (96.30%)

Friday, September 17 - Salmon Arm won 2-1 in Merritt

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 5:11 - Brett Knowles (unassisted)
Merritt Centennials at 8:46 - Jakob Reichert from Alexander MacMillan and Silvan Harper
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 9:22 - Bryce Gervais from Brandon Mistal and Josh Manson
PERIOD 2
No Scoring
PERIOD 3
No Scoring

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=840157

Saturday, September 18 - Salmon Arm won 8-4 at home against Merritt

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 2:53 - Josh McKissock from Devin Muller
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 4:35 - Brett Knowles from Justin Krabben and David Killip
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 16:49 - Cody Michelle from Josh Monk and Devin Gannon
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 17:50 - David Killip from Brett Knowles and Jarryd Ten Vaanholt
PERIOD 2
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 1:57 - Matt Cassidy from Devin Gannon and Cody Michelle
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 6:02 (PP) - Cody Michelle from Josh Monk and Matt Cassidy
Merritt Centennials at 14:37 (PP) - Stephen Wall from Steve Tresierra and Sean Maktaak
PERIOD 3
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 3:39 (PP) - Bryce Gervais from Josh Manson and Josh Monk
Merritt Centennials at 5:02 (PP) - Justin Lachance from Max Vallis and Evan Stack
Merritt Centennials at 5:29 - Regan Soquila from Jakob Reichert and Steve Tresierra
Merritt Centennials at 9:44 (PP) - Jeff Jones from Sean Maktaak and Steve Tresierra
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 13:31 - Devin Gannon from Cody Michelle and Matt Cassidy

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839988

Friday, October 8 - Salmon Arm wins 4-2 at home against Merritt (this was the game that featured the infamous line brawl)

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 7:50 (PP) - Morgan Zulinick from Clinton Atkinson and Matt Cassidy
Merritt Centennials at 9:01 - Brandon Pfeil from David Sabey and Stephen Wall
PERIOD 2
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 0:25 - Josh Manson from Clinton Atkinson and Josh Monk
Merritt Centennials at 2:26 (PP) - Steve Tresierra from Jeff Jones and Evan Stack
PERIOD 3
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 6:28 (PP) - Matt Cassidy from Morgan Zulinick and Devin Gannon
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 17:05 (PP) - Matt Cassidy from Morgan Zulinick and Devin Gannon

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839989

Saturday, October 9 - Salmon Arm wins 5-4 in double overtime in Merritt

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 7:18 (PP) - Devin Muller from Jarryd Ten Vaanholt and Josh Monk
Merritt Centennials at 12:46 - Chad Brears (unassisted)
PERIOD 2
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 1:01 (SH) - Bryce Gervais from Justin Krabben
Merritt Centennials at 6:11 - Brent Fletcher from Payton Schaefer and Steve Tresierra
Merritt Centennials at 12:08 - Brent Fletcher (unassisted)
Merritt Centennials at 17:58 - David Sabey from Regan Soquila and Kameran Crawford
PERIOD 3
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 0:53 - Morgan Zulinick from Taylor Fauchoux and Justin Krabben
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 6:00 (PP) - Justin Krabben from Clinton Atkinson and Brett Knowles
OVERTIME PERIOD 2
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 0:40 - David Killip from Brett Knowles and Clinton Atkinson

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=840158

Saturday, January 28 - Salmon Arm wins 3-1 on home ice against Merritt

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
No Scoring
PERIOD 2
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 9:21 - Devin Gannon from Clinton Atkinson and Kevin Mills
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 11:16 - Bryce Gervais from Jarryd Ten Vaanholt
PERIOD 3
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 12:34 - Devin Muller from Morgan Zulinick and Paul De Jersey
Merritt Centennials at 6:04 - David Sabey from Dylan Playfair and Billy Marshall


http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839990


Tuesday, January 11 - Salmon Arm wins 2-1 in overtime in Merritt

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 11:16 (PP) - Morgan Zulinick from Brad Reid and Jarryd Ten Vaanholt
PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 3:48 (PP) - Steve Tresierra from Jeff Jones and Billy Marshall
PERIOD 3
No Scoring
OVERTIME PERIOD 1
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 0:33 - Brett Knowles from David Killip and Kris Moore

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=840159

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