Friday, September 9, 2011

Game Day - Cents vs. SFU Clan Preview:


(From merrittcentennials.com)

The Merritt Centennials look to improve to 3-0 on the BCHL pre-season as they host the Simon Fraser University Clan of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League. The Clan feature three former Cents on their roster, including forward Michael Nardi, defenceman Todd Fletcher, and goaltender Graeme Gordon.

The Cents, who are currently carrying 29 players on their roster, are 2-0 after wins last Friday in 100 Mile House against Prince George and Saturday in Westside.

Tonight's game is the third of six games in 16 days for the Centennials. They're also home tomorrow night against the RBC Cup finalist Vernon Vipers. Merritt finishes off the pre-season with a home-and-home against Chilliwack on Friday, September 16th at Prospera Centre. The Cents host the Chiefs on Saturday, September 17th.

This is the Centennials projected roster for tonight's game:

Forwards
Brent Fletcher (92)
Silvan Harper (92)
Brandon Bruce (93)
Eric Schmidt (93)
Regan Soquila (93)
Scotty Patterson (93)
Jakob Reichert (93)
Payton Schaefer (93)
Dustin Lebrun (92)
Steve Wall (91)
Dylan Playfair (92)

Defence
Reece Willcox (94)
Ross Mancuso (92)
Dominic Centis (93)
Tyler Martin (93)
Richard Sabourin (92)
Simon Horlick (93)
Braeden Hikichi (92)

Goaltenders Lino Chimienti (91) and Sky Buller (92) are expected to split the netminding duties.

Here is SFU's projected roster for tonight:

Forwards
Ben Van Lare (87)
Joey Pavone (89)
Chris Hoe (90)
Taylor Piller (90)
Bevin Ollek (90)
Trent Murdoch (91)
Kyle Leung (90)
Michael Nardi (9)
Adam Nathwani (90)
Colton Graf (90)
Tony Oak (90)
Jono Ceci (90)

Defence
Adam Chapman (88)
Taylor Swaffield (89)
Todd Fletcher (90)
Kenton Valliant (90)
Derek Henderson (90)
David Dotan (91)

Andrew Parent (90) and Graeme Gordon (89) should split the goaltending job for SFU.

Tonight's game is a 7:30 pm start at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Admission is $5 each or free for all Cents full season ticket holders.

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