Merritt vs. Penticton Exhibition Game #1:

Here’s the summary from last night’s 5-1 win over Penticton from the Cents website:

The Merritt Centennials opened their 2009 exhibition season with a 5-1 victory over the Penticton Vees at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Five different goal scorers found the back of the net for the Cents, who outshot the Vees 45-27. The two teams meet again Wednesday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.

Vees 1 at Centennials 5

Scoring Summary

First Period

1. Merritt, Shawn Maktaak (Jordan Soquila, Jake Newman) 6:22

2. Penticton, Stefan Nicolishen (Bob Pond) 11:28

3. Merritt, Jordan Soquila (unassisted) 15:28

Penalties – Baltus Mer (crossing centre ice during warm-up) 0:00, Renner Pen (crossing centre ice during warm-up) 0:00, Schaefer Mer (roughing) 3:17, Schaefer Mer (hooking) 11:51

Second Period

4. Merritt, Colton Sobchak (Shawn Maktaak, Jake Newman) 7:31

Penalties – Tressiera Mer (tripping) 1:26, Boucher Pen (holding) 11:10

Third Period

5. Merritt, Dustin Johnson (Steve Tresierra, Thomas Hardy) 8:56

6. Merritt, Thomas Hardy (Ryan Aynsley, Brent Baltus) 12:36

Penalties – Maktaak Mer (fighting, game misconduct) 5:10, Byron Sorensen Pen (fighting, game misconduct) 5:10, MacLellan Mer (roughing, holding) 9:32, Hepso (roughing) 9:32, Sobchak Mer (fighting, game misconduct) 14:39, Jones Pen (fighting, game misconduct) 14:39, Johnson Mer (boarding, fighting, game misconduct) 17:36, Dolan Pen (instigating, fighting, game misconduct) 17:36

Shots on goal by

Penticton 11 5 11 – 27

Merritt 15 12 18 – 45

Goal – Penticton: Rumpel; Merritt: Biszczak/Tomescu.

Power plays (goals-chances) – Penticton: 0-4; Merritt: 0-1.

I had the chance to talk to Cents GM Tyler Forsythe after the game…

Cents GM/Assistant Coach Tyler Forsythe
Click here to download

All audio property of Q101 (Merritt Broadcasting Ltd.)

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