Cents Weekly Recap, Cents vs. Smoke Eaters Preview, BCHL Director of Communications Brent Mutis Interview:

With points in seven of their last nine games, the Centennials are on a bit a roll at the right time of year. They’re also into their busiest stretch of the season with a total of eight games in 12 days. I had Head Coach & GM Luke Pierce on the morning show yesterday for his weekly recap and a look ahead at tonight’s game against Trail.

Trail (28-19-2-1) @ Merritt (19-21-1-6)

Tonight is the seventh meeting of the season and third in 27 days between the Merritt Centennials and Trail Smoke Eaters. The season series is tied 3-3.

Last Game Played: Friday, January 7, 2011 – Merritt won 3-1

Next Games:
Friday, January 28: Merritt @ Surrey
Friday, January 28: Trail vs. Quesnel

Let’s take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 47
Wins: 19
Losses: 21
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 12-5-0-4
Road Record: 7-16-1-2
Streak: Three game unbeaten streak
Last Ten Games: 5-3-1-1
Goals For: 127
Goals Against: 159
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 24-23-1-2 vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 15-8-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 8-15-1-0 in Trail

Merritt is 6-4-0-0 in its last 10 home games against Trail

Merritt is 6-4-0-0 overall in its last 10 games vs. Trail

Merritt’s last win at home against Trail was a 3-2 victory on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

Trail Smoke Eaters at 2:12 – Cullen Bradshaw from Logan Proulx and Paul Mailey
Trail Smoke Eaters at 8:33 (PP) – Sam Mellor from Travis St. Denis and Clayton McEwan
Merritt Centennials at 16:40 (PP) – Dustin Lebrun from Jeff Jones and Steve Tresierra
No Scoring
Merritt Centennials at 12:26 (PP) – Evan Stack from Billy Marshall and Jeff Jones
Merritt Centennials at 13:19 (PP) – Reece Willcox from Regan Soquila and Dustin Lebrun

Former Centennials on the Smoke Eaters:
D Jake Baker (0g, 10a in 63 career games with Merritt)
F Scott Jacklin (Didn’t report to Merritt after being acquired in January 2009)

Centennials power play vs. Trail this season: 7/29
Centennials home record vs. Trail this season: 2-0
Centennials road record vs. Trail this season: 1-3

Cents scoring leaders vs. Trail this season:
Jeff Jones (3-4-7)
Regan Soquila (2-4-6)
Evan Stack (2-2-4)
Steve Tresierra (0-4-4)
Sean Maktaak (2-1-3)
Billy Marshall (0-3-3)
Max Vallis (2-0-2)
Blaine Bokenfohr (1-1-2)
Dustin Lebrun (1-1-2)
Brandon Pfeil (0-2-2)
Reece Willcox (1-0-1)
Kameran Crawford (0-1-1)
David Sabey (0-1-1)
Chad Brears(0-1-1)

Lino Chimienti (2-1)
Tyler Steel (1-1)

Let’s take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

Games Played: 50
Wins: 28
Losses: 19
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 17-8-0-1
Road Record: 11-11-2-0
Streak:Two game winning streak
Last Ten Games: 6-3-1-0
Goals For: 169
Goals Against: 141
Standings: 4th Place

Former Smoke Eaters on the Centennials: none

Smoke Eaters power play vs. Merritt this season: 4/25
Smoke Eaters home record vs. Merritt this season: 3-1
Smoke Eaters road record vs. Merritt this season: 0-2

Trail’s scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Scott Jacklin (4-5-9)
Sam Mellor (4-4-8)
Travis St. Denis (3-3-6)
Cullen Bradshaw (3-3-6)
Paul Mailey (1-3-4)
Adam Boytinck (1-2-3)
Rajan Sidhu (0-3-3)
Logan Proulx (1-1-2)
Curtis Tonello (1-1-2)
Eric Walker (1-0-1)
Ben Matthews (1-0-1)
Ryan Luiten (1-0-1)
Jason Nash (0-1-1)
Ben Greenaway (0-1-1)

Kiefer Smiley (3-1)
Matt Larose (0-2)


I had the chance to chat with the new Director of Communications for the BCHL, Brent Mutis last week and actually forgot to post it, so here’s that interview.

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