Cents Crown Powell River 4-1:

A few quick things from last night’s big 4-1 win over Powell River:

– The Cents continue to get offence from the from the blueline as four of their seven defencemen got on the scoresheet last night, including goals from Reece Willcox, Brandon Pfeil and Ross Mancuso (his first in the BCHL).

– There were at least 15 NHL scouts in attendance last night, including Edmonton head scout Stu MacGregor and Anaheim Okanagan scout Glen Cochrane (who is a former Centennial himself).

– Regan Soquila’s two points moves him into an eight-way tie for fourth in BCHL scoring with 12 points in nine games.

(From MerrittCentennials.com)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Merritt, BC – October 13, 2011

The Merritt Centennials got three goals from defencemen as they snapped a six game winless skid with a 4-1 win over Powell River in BC Hockey League action Thursday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.

The Kings opened the scoring at 2:01 of the first period on a goal by Brandon Tidy, but that was the only goal Powell River would score on the night.

Regan Soquila, Brandon Pfeil, Ross Mancuso and Reece Willcox scored for the Centennials while Soquila, Tyler Martin, Jakob Reichert, Evan Stack and Chad Brears each had assists.

Lino Chimienti kicked out 22 shots to get the win in goal for Merritt. Sean Maguire made 26 saves for the Kings as they suffered their third straight loss.

Merritt finished the night 1-for-1 on the power play while Powell River went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

The Centennials Annual Parents’ Weekend continues with a game Friday night against Salmon Arm at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. It’s the first meeting of the Cents and Silverbacks since last season’s first round playoff series.

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

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

Stay current with the latest team news by visiting http://www.merrittcentennials.com. In addition, stay connected with the Cents on Facebook (/merrittcentennials) and Twitter (@merrittcents)

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