Merritt Defenceman Brandon Pfeil Commits to Brown University:


The Merritt Centennials have their second commitment for the 2012-13 season as now D Brandon Pfeil (92) is off to Brown University starting in September. Pfeil is the second Cents’ defenceman to commit as well, after Reece Willcox committed to Cornell University two weeks ago.

Here’s the line on Pfeil:
Here’s the release from the Cents’ website:


Merritt, BC – December 28, 2011

The Merritt Centennials are please to announce the commitment of defenceman Brandon Pfeil to Brown University starting with the 2012-13 season.

Pfeil has played 83 games over the last two seasons with the Cents and has already eclipsed his point total from the 2010-11 season. To this point in his BCHL career, the 6’2″ West Vancouver native has posted 13 goals and 27 assists. Three of his career goals have been game-winners. Pfeil also had 1 goal in 4 playoff games last season.

“As an organization we are extremely proud of Brandon’s commitment to Brown University next season,” said Cents GM and Head Coach Luke Pierce. “Brandon has come a long way and established himself as an elite defenceman in our league.”

“He is vital to our success and has provided significant offence from our blueline,” Pierce continued. “Brandon is the second player in as many weeks to commit to an Ivy League school and much like Reece Willcox, his hard work both in the classroom and on the ice has provided him this fantastic opportunity.”

“Brandon has been an excellent representative of the Merritt Centennials organization and will be very successful in his future endeavours,” added Pierce. “We fully expect him to contribute immediately at Brown and to remain a key contributor to our line-up for the remainder of this season.”

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.

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