Cents sign Defenceman Dylan Chanter from POE Midget 1:

I forgot to post this a couple of days ago, but the Cents have signed their first player for the 2011-12 season.

Here’s the release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Merritt, BC – June 1, 2011

The Merritt Centennials of the BC Hockey League are pleased to announce the signing of defenceman Dylan Chanter (95) for the 2011-12 season.

“We are delighted to be adding a player of Dylan’s calibre to our hockey team. As a 1995-born player we feel that Dylan is physically ready and able to contribute at our level immediately,” said Cents Head Coach/GM Luke Pierce.

“Along with his talent, he will add some size and grit to our blue-line and he has the type of character and commitment that we desire in our players,” Pierce continued. “We want to welcome Dylan to our organization and community and look forward to seeing him in a Centennials jersey come September.”

“I’m extremely excited to become a part of the Centennials family and the community of Merritt,” said Chanter. “I’m looking forward to a great season and helping the team achieve our goals.”

Chanter, at 6-foot-1 and 180 lbs., played last season with the Pursuit of Excellence Midget 1 team. He had four goals, 18 assists and 38 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games.

For further information, please contact Cents head coach and GM Luke Pierce at 250-378-3607.

The Merritt Centennials, proudly celebrating 39 years as the BCHL’s longest continuously run franchise, are a non-profit, community owned Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club run by a dedicated team of investors, directors, and volunteers.

I chatted with Cents coach & GM Luke Pierce about the signing:

I also was able to catch up with Dylan about committing to Merritt:

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