Friday, September 2, 2011

Game Day - Cents vs. Spruce Kings Preview:


The Cents finally get to face someone other than themselves tonight as they play their first neutral site game since Friday, September 1st, 2006 in Princeton against Westside.

Here's from merrittcentennials.com...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Merritt, BC - September 2, 2011

The Merritt Centennials kick off their pre-season with a neutral site game in 100 Mile House against rivals Prince George Spruce Kings tonight.

Tonight's game vs. PG starts off a pre-season schedule of six games in 16 days for the Cents. They travel to Westside tomorrow, followed by SFU in Merritt next Friday before hosting the RBC Cup finalist Vernon Vipers next Saturday. The red, black and white finish off with a home-and-home against Chilliwack on Friday, September 16th at Prospera Centre and back in Merritt on Saturday, September 17th.

Merritt sends a relatively veteran group of forwards with a younger blue to the ice in their pre-season debut. This is the projected Centennials roster:

Forwards
Silvan Harper (92)
Brett Harris (95)
Eric Schmidt (93)
Trevor Forward (94)
Dustin Lebrun (92)
Jacob Taylor (95)
Scotty Patterson (93)
Sean Maktaak (92)
Brendan Lamont (94)
Jeff Wight (95)
Chad Brears (91)
Payton Schaefer (93)
Dylan Playfair (92)

Defense
Jordan Steel (94)
Owen Solecki (94)
Simon Horlick (93)
Tyler Martin (93)
Austen Bietenbeck (95)
Richard Sabourin (92)

Goalies: Sky Buller (92), Phoenix Logan-Hill (94)

Both goalies will see action, each splitting a period and a half.

Prince George Spruce Kings Lineup

Forwards
Michael Klonarakis (95)
Sean Landrey (93)
Chase Astorino (94)
Scott McHaffie (94)
Spencer McHaffie (94)
Connor Tiechko (92)
Dylan Tappe (92)
Jujhar Kharia (94)
Jeff Earnest (91)
Jake LeBrun (95)
Eric Chore (93)
Patrick Chore (93)
Hayden Berra (94)

Defense
Ben Matthews (91)
Mattia Bortolotto (93)
Karan Toor (94)
Colby Braaten (94)
Cody Bardock (93)
Skylar Pacheco (94)

Goalies: Robert Friesen (95), Marcus Beesley (92)

Cents vs. Spruce Kings gets underway at 7 pm. There's no broadcast of the game, but Prince George is updating its' Twitter feed regularly with results, follow them @SpruceKings

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