Month: October 2010

Cents Drop Second Straight in Double OT, 2-1 in Quesnel:

SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1
Quesnel Millionaires at 5:35 – Michael Spring from Derek Huisman and Daryl DeVries
Merritt Centennials at 15:42 (PP) – Regan Soquila from David Sabey and Chad Brears

PERIOD 2
No Scoring

PERIOD 3
No Scoring

OVERTIME PERIOD 2
Quesnel Millionaires at 1:00 – Spencer Graboski from Chris Kerr and Anderson White

Cents netminder Tyler Steel made 28 saves to drop his GAA to 4.07 and up his save percentage to .882, despite the loss. Kirby Halcrow kicked out 35 Centennials shots to get the win for Quesnel.

Spruce Kings Edge Centennials 3-2 in Double OT

SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1
Prince George Spruce Kings at 18:02 – Jeff Datoff from Jeff Earnest and Jujhar Khaira

PERIOD 2
Prince George Spruce Kings at 2:01 – Connor Tiechko from Brendon Fornwald and Jeff Earnest

PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 16:32 (PP) – Regan Soquila from Jeff Jones and David Sabey
Merritt Centennials at 19:48 – Max Vallis from Richard Sabourin and Regan Soquila

OVERTIME PERIOD 2
Prince George Spruce Kings at 2:52 – Nic DeSousa from Justin Fillion and Zac Ashdown

Lino Chimienti made his second straight start for the Centennials and kicked out 23 shots in the loss. Alex Wright looked very sharp for PG in making 34 saves for his first win of the season.

With the defeat, Merritt has more overtime losses than any other BCHL team at four, but remains sixth in the Interior Conference. The Centennials still have points in seven of their last nine games.

Cents Weekly Recap, Former Cents defenceman Austin Baecker Traded, Cariboo Road Trip Notes, Canada West Roster, Grisdale & Sales Sign Extensions with the BCHL:

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CENTS WEEKLY RECAP

The Cents are on their first two-game win streak of the season and are making their way up the standings in the BCHL’s Interior Conference. With points in six of their last eight games and a .500 record in October (3-3-0-3), this weekend up north is huge.

I had the chance to talk to Luke Pierce about last week and the weekend upcoming earlier this week.

Cents Dump Millionaires 4-1:

SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1
Quesnel Millionaires at 3:42 – Malcolm Gould from Devin Balness and Stefan Gonzales
Merritt Centennials at 11:49 – Silvan Harper from Dustin Lebrun

PERIOD 2
No Scoring

PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 9:34 – Jeff Jones from Max Vallis
Merritt Centennials at 16:46 (PP) – Jakob Reichert from Steve Tresierra
Merritt Centennials at 18:52 (EN) – Silvan Harper from Jakob Reichert and Jeff Zmurchyk

Lino Chimienti makes 20 saves for his second win in three starts while Kirby Halcrow kicked out 35 Merritt shots in the loss.

The Centennials have now won two of their last three and have points in six of their last eight. They are 3-2-0-3 in that span.

Cents beat Warriors 5-3:

SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1

Merritt Centennials at 1:48 – Jeff Jones from David Sabey
Westside Warriors at 5:01 – Travis Blanleil from Brett Mckinnon and Matt Cronin
Westside Warriors at 5:19 – Tyler Krause from Alex Grieve and Grayson Downing
Merritt Centennials at 11:09 – Dustin Lebrun (unassisted)

PERIOD 2

Westside Warriors at 1:14 – Tyler Brickler from Max French and Dru Morrison
Merritt Centennials at 5:48 – Steve Tresierra from Jeff Jones and Max Vallis
Merritt Centennials at 17:24 – David Sabey from Richard Sabourin

PERIOD 3

Merritt Centennials at 4:49 – Jakob Reichert from Jeff Jones and Max Vallis

Westside outshot Merritt 42-34. Tyler Steel made 39 saves for the win, while Cam Gorchynski kicked out 29 saves in the loss.

Suspensions Official, Jared Andersen Released, Steve Wall & Evan Stack Injured, Cole Holowenko Cut By Chilliwack:

BCHL SUSPENDS PLAYFAIR AND MAZZAROLO

The BCHL made the suspensions to Cents forward Dylan Playfair and Express defenceman Matt Mazzarolo official yesterday. Here’s from the league site:

Mazzarolo, Matt (COQ) and Playfair, Dylan (ME) each suspended 3 games for Staged Fight in October 16, 2010 game.

It means Playfair is eligible to return next Friday in Prince George.

CENTS RELEASE JARED ANDERSEN

With Tyler Steel eligible to return from suspension tonight and Lino Chimienti on board, something had to give in relation to the Centennials goaltending situation. The odd man out wound up being 20-year-old Jared Andersen as he was released by the team.

Andersen, who was acquired along with future considerations from Grand Prairie for Mitch Jones during the off-season, had an 0-5 record with the Cents this season, a 5.55 goals-against-average and a .842 save percentage in six games played.

Jared’s a respectful guy and I hope that he lands on his feet somewhere to play out the remainder of his junior hockey career.

CENTS INJURY SUMMARY

The Cents will be without forward Evan Stack for tonight’s game against Powell River as he suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday’s win over Coquitlam.

It was one of those injuries that is painful to watch because his ankle and leg bent in a way that they’re just meant to. Actually, Stack’s injury caused the 2-on-1 on Coquitlam’s second goal. He’s expected to be out for up to four weeks.

Forward Steve Wall injured himself during off-ice training on Tuesday and he’s officially a game time decision for tonight.

COLE HOLOWENKO CUT BY WHL’S CHILLIWACK BRUINS

Former Cents netminder Cole Holowenko has been cut by the Chilliwack Bruins for the second straight season.

They tried to send him back to the Centennials, but Luke Pierce likes the tandem he has now and a trade involving Holowenko, either at the BCHL or WHL level is expected.

I chatted with Luke about all of the above topics earlier this week:

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