Thursday, November 28, 2013

Centennials Hit Road To Vernon Before Hosting Kings & Five Hole for Food Challenge:

With a record of 6-1-1 in the month of November, the Merritt Centennials take their 34 points in to a pair of games this weekend against two of the six teams in the BCHL with more points than Merritt. 

The Vernon Vipers host the 16-10-1-1 Centennials on Friday night at Kal-Tire Place, where the Cents have earned four points in a pair of games. The 14-7-3-4 Vipers sit a single point ahead of Merritt, and two points back of the Penticton Vees.

Scott Patterson and Jeff Wight have been dynamo's in the past games for the Cents, putting up points in four of their past five games. Wight has five goals in the stretch, while Patterson has recorded two goals and four assists.

Sebastien Pare is a pair of games from his 150th regular season game, and Luke Pierce is looking to break the 120-win mark - this weekend is teeing up to be very exciting and fun filled as well!

Gametime on Friday is 7 PM with the broadcast on Q101 beginning at 6:30.

Saturday night has the Centennials welcoming not just the 19-4-1-1 Powell River Kings to town, but also the BCHL Five Hole for Food Challenge. The goal is for Cents fans to bring their non-perishable food items to the rink and show the BCHL that the Nicola Valley can raise the highest total weight of donations in all of the league!

Gametime on Saturday is 7:30, and it is also Teddy Bear Toss Night! Fans are encouraged to bring their teddy bears to toss on to the ice immediately following the Centennials first goal of the evening. 

Listen to the game live on Q101 with the pregame show beginning at 7:00. Only once since the BCHL Showcase have the Centennials not scored a win after a loss, and this weekend's games are sure to give fans every reason to wear their jerseys to the rink and make lots of noise for the Cents. 

On Sunday, the Centennials will be participating in Hands of Hope, a food drive put together with help from Royal LePage in Merritt, watch out for the lit-up truck in your neighborhood, and be ready to make a food donation to the Nicola Valley and District Food Bank.

 Tickets for Saturday's game can be purchased at Cooper's Foods and Canadian Tire.

Notes: 
Movember is ending very very soon and I ask for your donations one last time! Please head to Movember.com and search my name (Dustin Scafe) or Q101 or Merritt Centennials, and make a donation to support men's cancer research and awareness!

Reece Willcox, brother of current-Cent Rhett Willcox, scored a goal earlier this week for Cornell Big Red in a 4-2 win, as goaltender Mitch Gillam(former Chilliwack Chief) scored a goal in his NCAA debut. Willcox currently has 2+2 in 11 games for the Big Red so far this season. He will be at the final Centennials game before Christmas, which by the way is December 20th vs Salmon Arm! 

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