Cents vs. Silverbacks Preview:

Merritt (16-20-0-5) vs. Salmon Arm (26-14-2-0)

Tonight is the sixth and final meeting of the season between the Merritt Centennials and Salmon Arm Silverbacks and second in four days.

Last Game Played: Saturday, January 8 – Salmon Arm won 3-1.

Next Games:
Saturday, January 15: Westside @ Merritt
Friday, January 14: Salmon Arm @ Westside

Let’s take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 41
Wins: 16
Losses: 20
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 11-5-0-3
Road Record: 5-15-0-2
Streak: One game losing streak
Last Ten Games: 6-4-0-0
Goals For: 112
Goals Against: 142
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 13-29-0-7 vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 8-12-0-4 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 5-17-0-3 in Salmon Arm

Merritt is 2-8-0-0 in its last 10 visits to the Sunwave Centre

Merritt is 3-6-0-1 in its last 10 games vs. Salmon Arm

Merritt’s last win at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena against Salmon Arm was a 6-4 victory back on Wednesday, February 17, 2010.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 4:38 (PP) – Charlie Vasaturo from Mark Zengerle and Corey Chakeen
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 6:55 – Charlie Vasaturo from Corey Chakeen and Mark Zengerle
Merritt Centennials at 8:36 – Alex Valenti from Jeff Jones and Dustin Johnson
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 6:31 – Rick Soo from Greg Noyes and Tyler Gubb
Merritt Centennials at 8:28 – Jeff Jones from Alex Valenti and Kameran Crawford
Merritt Centennials at 12:00 – Jordan Soquila from Alex Valenti
Merritt Centennials at 14:40 – Daniel Chang from Sam Gemmell and Derek Hills
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at 19:44 – Corey Chakeen from Travis Statchuk and Mark Zengerle
Merritt Centennials at 9:43 – Sam Gemmell from Steve Tresierra and Daniel Chang
Merritt Centennials at 19:47 (PP) – Daniel Chang from Ryne Bodger and Derek Hills

Former Centennials on the Silverbacks:
F Devin Gannon (0g, 1a in 3 career games with Merritt)

Centennials power play vs. Salmon Arm this season: 4/22
Centennials home record vs. Salmon Arm this season: 0-1-0-1
Centennials road record vs. Salmon Arm this season: 0-3

Cents scoring leaders vs. Salmon Arm this season:
Steve Tresierra (1-4-5)
David Sabey (2-1-3)
Brent Fletcher (2-0-2)
Jeff Jones (1-1-2)
Regan Soquila (1-1-2)
Jakob Reichert (1-1-2)
Steve Wall (1-1-2)
Sean Maktaak (0-2-2)
Evan Stack (0-2-2)
Chad Brears (1-0-1)
Brandon Pfeil (1-0-1)
Silvan Harper (0-1-1)
Max Vallis (0-1-1)
Kameran Crawford (0-1-1)
Billy Marshall (0-1-1)
Dylan Playfair (0-1-1)

Tyler Steel (0-2)

Let’s take a look at the Salmon Arm Silverbacks:

Games Played: 42
Wins: 26
Losses: 14
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 15-6-1-0
Road Record: 11-8-1-0
Streak: Unbeaten in four (three wins, one tie)
Last Ten Games: 5-3-2-0
Goals For: 159
Goals Against: 142
Standings: 3rd Place

Former Silverbacks on the Centennials:
F Jakob Reichert (played no games with Salmon Arm despite being AP’d by them last season)

Silverbacks power play vs. Merritt this season: 7/28
Silverbacks home record vs. Merritt this season: 3-0
Silverbacks road record vs. Merritt this season: 2-0

Salmon Arm’s scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Devin Gannon (2-4-6)
Brett Knowles (2-3-5)
Morgan Zulinick (2-3-5)
Clinton Atkinson (0-5-5)
Bryce Gervais (4-0-4)
Cody Michelle (2-2-4)
David Killip (2-1-3)
Josh Manson (1-2-3)
Jarryd Ten Vaanholt (0-3-3)
Devin Muller (1-1-2)
Josh McKissock (1-0-1)
Paul DeJersey (0-1-1)
Brandon Mistal (0-1-1)
Kevin Mills (0-1-1)

Kris Moore (2-0)
Lyndon Stanwood (2-0)
Kurt Williams (1-0)

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