A memorial service for longtime Cents fan Elva Reid is this Wednesday, August 4 at 2 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Merritt. If you’re interested in coming to the service and aren’t sure where the Legion is, check out this link. Based on Elva’s impact on the community, I would expect an overflow crowd to attend the service.
Meanwhile, plans are being developed by the Centennials to honour Elva’s memory. In addition to a moment of silence before the home opener on September 17th, discussions are underway to determine how else the team will pay tribute. Word is that there may be a sticker on the player’s helmets or patch on their jerseys. Cents coach and GM Luke Pierce has already dedicated the 2010-11 season to the memory of Elva Reid.
F Tyler Burton (Chilliwack, 2003-04) has signed a one-year contract with Rosenheim Starbulls (Germany Oberliga). Burton, who played only one game with Hannover (Germany Oberliga) last season due to back and knee injuries, led the BCHL in assists during his lone season in the league. The Langley product skated in 26 games for Trenton Devils (ECHL) during the 2008-09 season, posting ten goals and nine assists. He also appeared in one game with Lowell Devils (AHL) that season. . . .
F Geoff Irwin (Cowichan Valley/Prince George/Burnaby 2003-06) signed a one-year contract extension with Idaho Steelheads (ECHL). Irwin graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato (NCAA) last season and joined the Steelheads for eight games, notching two assists. He finished with eight goals and 16 assists in 37 games with the Mavericks. . . .
F Glen Metropolit (Vernon, 1994-95) has inked a two-year contract with EV Zug (Swiss NLA). He played 69 games with Montreal last season, posting 16 goals and 13 assists with the Canadiens. Metropolit wasn’t offered a contract by the Habs at the end of the 2009-10 season, making the 36-year-old an unrestricted free agent. . . .
D Shaone Morrisonn (Surrey, 1998-99) has signed a two-year deal with Buffalo Sabres (NHL) as an unrestricted free agent. The Vancouver native played the last five seasons in Washington, scoring one goal and 11 assists in 68 games in 2009-10. He also spent three seasons in the early 2000’s with Kamloops (WHL) and was a first round draft pick of Boston in the 2001 NHL entry draft. . . .