Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cents vs. Smoke Eaters Preview:


Merritt (21-31-1-6) vs. Trail (31-22-2-4)

Tonight is the eighth and final meeting of the season between the Merritt Centennials and Trail Smoke Eaters. It's the final game of the 2010-11 season for both teams as the Cents look to snap their three game losing streak and head into the playoffs on a winning note. The Smoke Eaters are out to snap a winless streak of their own, as they haven't posted a victory in four games.

Last Game Played:
Thursday, February 17 - Merritt lost 4-2 at home against Prince George
Friday, February 18 - Trail lost 4-2 in Vernon

Next Games:
Friday, February 25 - Merritt @ Salmon Arm or Penticton (Playoff Game 1)
Friday, February 25 - Trail @ Westside (Playoff Game 1)

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 59
Wins: 21
Losses: 31
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 13-12-0-4
Road Record: 8-19-1-2
Streak: Three game losing streak
Last Ten Games: 2-8-0-0
Goals For: 153
Goals Against: 214
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 24-24-1-2 against Trail

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 15-9-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 9-15-1-0 in Trail

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

Merritt’s last win at home against Trail was a 3-2 victory this season on Saturday, November 27.

Former Centennials on the Smoke Eaters:
D Jake Baker (0g, 10a in 63 career games with Merritt)
F Scott Jacklin (Didn't report to Merritt after being acquired in January 2009)

Centennials power play vs. Trail this season: 7/33
Centennials home record vs. Trail this season: 2-1
Centennials road record vs. Trail this season: 1-3

Cents scoring leaders vs. Trail this season:
Jeff Jones (3-4-7)
Regan Soquila (3-4-7)
Evan Stack (3-3-6)
Steve Tresierra (0-4-4)
Sean Maktaak (2-1-3)
Billy Marshall (0-3-3)
Brandon Pfeil (0-3-3)
Max Vallis (2-0-2)
Blaine Bokenfohr (1-1-2)
Dustin Lebrun (1-1-2)
Reece Willcox (1-1-2)
Kameran Crawford (0-1-1)
David Sabey (0-1-1)
Chad Brears(0-1-1)

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

Let's take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

Games Played: 59
Wins: 31
Losses: 22
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 18-9-0-3
Road Record: 13-13-2-1
Streak: Four game winless streak
Last Ten Games: 4-3-0-3
Goals For: 196
Goals Against: 168
Standings: 5th Place

Former Smoke Eaters on the Centennials: none

Smoke Eaters power play vs. Merritt this season: 4/27
Smoke Eaters home record vs. Merritt this season: 3-1
Smoke Eaters road record vs. Merritt this season: 1-2

Trail's scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Sam Mellor (5-6-11)
Scott Jacklin (4-5-9)
Travis St. Denis (3-3-6)
Cullen Bradshaw (3-3-6)
Adam Boytinck (2-2-4)
Paul Mailey (1-3-4)
Curtis Tonello (1-3-4)
Nic DeSousa (1-2-3)
Rajan Sidhu (0-3-3)
Logan Proulx (1-1-2)
Eric Walker (1-0-1)
Ben Matthews (1-0-1)
Ryan Luiten (1-0-1)
Eric Cooper (1-0-1)
Jason Nash (0-1-1)
Dylan Tappe (0-1-1)
Ryan Luiten (0-1-1)
Ben Greenaway (0-1-1)

Kiefer Smiley (3-1)
Matt Larose (1-2)

Here's a look at the season series between Merritt and Trail:

Friday, September 10, 2010 @ Trail: Smoke Eaters win 8-2

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Trail Smoke Eaters at 3:41 (PP) - Travis St. Denis from Steve Koshey and Graeme Strukoff
Trail Smoke Eaters at 11:28 - Curtis Tonello from Dylan Tappe
Merritt Centennials at 13:03 (PP) - Max Vallis (unassisted)
Trail Smoke Eaters at 19:59 - Adam Boytinck from Paul Mailey and Scott Jacklin
PERIOD 2
Trail Smoke Eaters at 0:26 - Scott Jacklin from Sam Mellor
Trail Smoke Eaters at 0:41 - Graeme Strukoff from Rajan Sidhu and Matthew Laboucane
Trail Smoke Eaters at 6:16 - Logan Proulx from Cullen Bradshaw and Clayton McEwan
Trail Smoke Eaters at 8:37 - Sam Mellor from Scott Jacklin
Merritt Centennials at 14:27 - Regan Soquila from Brandon Pfeil and Steve Tresierra
PERIOD 3
Trail Smoke Eaters at 0:13 - Travis St. Denis from Sam Mellor and Scott Jacklin

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839992

Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ Trail: Smoke Eaters win 6-4

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Trail Smoke Eaters at 10:06 - Sam Mellor from Travis St. Denis and Scott Jacklin
PERIOD 2
Trail Smoke Eaters at 1:31 - Cullen Bradshaw (unassisted)
Merritt Centennials at 10:01 - Jeff Jones from Dustin Johnson and Regan Soquila
Trail Smoke Eaters at 12:30 (PP) - Travis St. Denis from Rajan Sidhu and Steve Koshey
Merritt Centennials at 18:07 - Dustin Johnson from Regan Soquila and Jeff Jones
PERIOD 3
Trail Smoke Eaters at 4:02 - Scott Jacklin from Rajan Sidhu and Travis St. Denis
Trail Smoke Eaters at 5:41 - Paul Mailey from Adam Boytinck and Cullen Bradshaw
Merritt Centennials at 7:34 (PP) - Dustin Johnson from Jeff Jones and Steve Tresierra
Merritt Centennials at 17:19 (SH) - Regan Soquila (unassisted)
Trail Smoke Eaters at 18:56 (EN) - Cullen Bradshaw from Adam Boytinck and Paul Mailey

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839993

Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ Merritt: Centennials win 3-2

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Trail Smoke Eaters at 2:12 - Cullen Bradshaw from Logan Proulx and Paul Mailey
Trail Smoke Eaters at 8:33 (PP) - Sam Mellor from Travis St. Denis and Clayton McEwan
Merritt Centennials at 16:40 (PP) - Dustin Lebrun from Jeff Jones and Steve Tresierra
PERIOD 2
No Scoring
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 12:26 (PP) - Evan Stack from Billy Marshall and Jeff Jones
Merritt Centennials at 13:19 (PP) - Reece Willcox from Regan Soquila and Dustin Lebrun

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=840217

Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ Merritt: Centennials win 3-2

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 2:24 - Blaine Bokenfohr from Sean Maktaak
PERIOD 2
Trail Smoke Eaters at 7:03 - Ben Matthews from Jason Nash and Ben Greenaway
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 9:52 - Evan Stack (unassisted)
Merritt Centennials at 12:15 - Sean Maktaak from Kameran Crawford and Blaine Bokenfohr
Trail Smoke Eaters at 13:25 - Ryan Luiten (unassisted)

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=840218

Thursday, December 30 @ Trail: Smoke Eaters win 3-2

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Trail Smoke Eaters at 2:40 - Eric Walker (unassisted)
Trail Smoke Eaters at 5:51 (PP) - Scott Jacklin from Sam Mellor and Cullen Bradshaw
Trail Smoke Eaters at 9:13 - Sam Mellor from Scott Jacklin and Curtis Tonello
Merritt Centennials at 11:00 (PP) - Jeff Jones from Regan Soquila and Billy Marshall
PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 17:53 - Sean Maktaak (unassisted)
PERIOD 3
No Scoring

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839994

Friday, January 7, 2011 @ Trail: Centennials win 3-1

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 1:12 (PP) - Jeff Jones from Steve Tresierra and Evan Stack
Merritt Centennials at 7:57 - Billy Marshall from Regan Soquila and Brandon Pfeil
PERIOD 2
Trail Smoke Eaters at 15:15 - Scott Jacklin from Curtis Tonello and Sam Mellor
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 8:49 - Max Vallis from David Sabey and Chad Brears

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839995

Wednesday, January 26 @ Merritt: Smoke Eaters win 4-2

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Trail Smoke Eaters at 13:02 - Nic DeSousa from Sam Mellor and Curtis Tonello
Trail Smoke Eaters at 17:19 - Adam Boytinck from Dylan Tappe and Ryan Luiten
PERIOD 2
Trail Smoke Eaters at 11:29 - Erik Cooper from Sam Mellor and Nic DeSousa
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 0:55 - Evan Stack from Brandon Pfeil and Reece Willcox
Merritt Centennials at 14:47 - Regan Soquila from Evan Stack and Lino Chimienti
Trail Smoke Eaters at 19:25 (EN) - Sam Mellor from Curtis Tonello and Nic DeSousa

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=840219

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

2009-10
19-May-09 The Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Jeff Zmurchyk (D)(90) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club for the 2009-10 season to complete the Jan 2009 transfer of Chad Gehon to Merritt for Scott Jacklin and future considerations.

2008-09
10-Jan-09 The Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Chad Gehon (88)(F) and future considerations to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club for the playing rights of Scott Jacklin (90)(F).
22-Jun-08 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Chad Gehon (88)(F), Tyler Johns (89)(D) and Shane Oatway (90)(D) to the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Cameron Brodie (88)(F) and Brad Davis (88)(F).

2007-08
08-Jan-08 The Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club acquires the playing rights of Kevin Koopman (88)(D) from the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
15-Oct-07 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Paul Levarsky (89)(D) to the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Todd Bowman (87)(D).
25-May-07 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Cody Butcher (87)(D) to the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Mitchell Smith (88)(F) and Brian Kang (88)(F).

2005-06
03-Aug-05 The Merritt Centennials trade Daryle Hurd 85(F)to the Trail Smoke Eaters in exchange for Chris Shudo 86(F).

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