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2022-2023 Roster
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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
  • Location Merritt, BC, CAN
  • Capacity 1 000
  • Construction Year -
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
08/12/2022
08/12/2022 Confirmed Joining Josh Wessels (D) Joining from Langley Rivermen
08/12/2022 Confirmed Joining Hayden Dunford (G) Joining from Alberni Valley Bulldogs
06/02/2022
06/02/2022 Confirmed Leaving Joshua Olson (F) Leaving for Missouri State Univ.
05/06/2022
05/06/2022 Confirmed Joining Aleksey Chichkin (D) Joining from Burnaby Winter Club U18 Prep
05/06/2022 Confirmed Joining Jacob Smith (F) Joining from Revelstoke Grizzlies
03/28/2022
03/28/2022 Confirmed Joining Jaxson Murray (F) Joining from Elmira Sugar Kings
01/12/2022
01/12/2022 Confirmed Joining Diego Johnson (F) Joining from Okanagan HA Black U17 Prep
01/10/2022
01/10/2022 Confirmed Joining Jakob Jones (F) Joining from Humboldt Broncos
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Merritt Centennials
1973-1974 BCJHL 64 20 2 42 - - 269 364 42 0.66 4 Division Semifinal loss
1974-1975 BCJHL 66 26 2 38 - - 300 428 54 0.82 4 Division Semifinal loss
1975-1976 BCJHL 66 33 1 32 - - 326 340 67 1.02 4 Semifinal loss
1976-1977 BCJHL 68 23 0 45 - - 258 331 46 0.68 4 Division Semifinal loss
1977-1978 BCJHL 66 50 1 15 - - 489 235 101 1.53 1 No playoffs held
1978-1979 BCJHL 62 49 0 13 - - 340 176 98 1.58 1 Division Final loss
1979-1980 BCHL 60 20 2 38 - - 292 374 42 0.70 4 Division Semifinal loss
1980-1981 BCJHL 56 27 0 29 - - 309 296 54 0.96 4 Division Semifinal loss
1981-1982 BCJHL 48 11 2 35 - - 161 289 24 0.50 4 Division Semifinal loss
1982-1983 BCJHL 56 10 0 46 - - 166 360 20 0.36 6 Did not make playoffs
1983-1984 BCJHL 60 8 1 51 - - 247 543 17 0.28 6 Did not make playoffs
1984-1985 BCJHL 52 24 1 27 - - 297 318 49 0.94 3 Division Final loss
Merritt Warriors
1985-1986 BCJHL 52 27 2 23 - - 283 299 56 1.08 4 Division Semifinal loss
1986-1987 BCJHL 52 10 1 41 - - 194 361 21 0.40 4 Division Semifinal loss
Merritt Centennials
1987-1988 BCJHL 52 25 0 27 - - 287 300 50 0.96 4 Division Semifinal loss
1988-1989 BCJHL 60 34 4 22 - - 310 305 72 1.20 2 Division Final loss
1989-1990 BCJHL 57 22 6 29 - - 257 288 50 0.88 3 First round loss
1990-1991 BCJHL 60 31 - 29 - 0 293 298 62 1.03 4 Division Semifinal loss
1991-1992 BCJHL 60 19 5 36 - 0 255 317 43 0.72 5 Did not make playoffs
1992-1993 BCJHL 60 33 - 25 - 2 290 253 68 1.13 4 Division Semifinal loss
1993-1994 BCJHL 60 16 5 39 - - 304 400 37 0.62 5 Did not make playoffs
1994-1995 BCJHL 60 18 2 40 - - 209 340 38 0.63 4 Did not make playoffs
1995-1996 BCHL 60 26 2 32 - - 246 258 54 0.90 3 Quarterfinal loss
1996-1997 BCHL 60 23 4 33 - 0 179 262 48 0.80 5 Conference SF loss
1997-1998 BCHL 60 24 - 32 - 4 223 238 52 0.87 4 First round loss
1998-1999 BCHL 60 23 - 31 - 6 224 277 52 0.87 4 Conference SF loss
1999-2000 BCHL 60 33 0 22 - 5 240 220 71 1.18 4 Conference Final loss
2000-2001 BCHL 60 30 - 21 - 9 223 214 69 1.15 2 Final loss
2001-2002 BCHL 60 25 0 32 - 3 215 245 53 0.88 6 Conference QF loss
2002-2003 BCHL 60 28 4 26 - 2 242 228 62 1.03 4 Conference QF loss
2003-2004 BCHL 60 29 0 27 - 4 221 249 62 1.03 4 Conference QF loss
2004-2005 BCHL 60 27 0 30 - 3 210 223 57 0.95 6 Conference QF loss
2005-2006 BCHL 60 33 1 18 - 8 236 205 75 1.25 4 Conference SF loss
2006-2007 BCHL 60 25 1 27 - 7 212 259 58 0.97 6 Conference QF loss
2007-2008 BCHL 60 13 1 38 - 8 156 305 35 0.58 8 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 BCHL 60 13 0 44 - 3 148 288 29 0.48 8 Did not make playoffs
2009-2010 BCHL 60 22 0 36 - 2 215 319 46 0.77 7 Conference QF loss
2010-2011 BCHL 60 22 1 31 - 6 157 216 51 0.85 6 Conference QF loss
2011-2012 BCHL 60 34 2 18 - 6 194 171 76 1.27 2 Conference Final loss
2012-2013 BCHL 56 31 3 17 2 5 183 148 70 1.25 3 Conference SF loss
2013-2014 BCHL 58 31 4 22 7 1 184 165 67 1.16 4 Division Semifinal loss
2014-2015 BCHL 58 32 0 24 - 2 208 207 66 1.14 3 Division Semifinal loss
2015-2016 BCHL 58 23 1 30 2 4 204 242 51 0.88 5 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 BCHL 58 23 - 25 - 8 183 186 56 0.97 5 Division Semifinal loss
2017-2018 BCHL 58 24 - 27 - 5 185 177 55 0.95 6 First round loss
2018-2019 BCHL 58 36 - 15 - 7 220 182 79 1.36 2 First round loss
2019-2020 BCHL 58 14 - 40 - 4 168 279 32 0.55 7 Did not make playoffs
2020-2021 BCHL 20 3 - 17 - 0 45 91 6 0.30 3 No playoffs held
2021-2022 BCHL 54 3 - 47 - 4 96 327 10 0.19 9 Did not make playoffs
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Darrell Zelinski (F) 65 160 187 347
2. Al Rushton (F) 165 127 142 269
3. Guy Prince (F) 219 95 154 249
4. Pat Ryan (F) 150 102 131 233
5. Kevin Cheveldave (F) 126 107 117 224
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Darrell Zelinski (F) 65 160 187 347
2. Al Rushton (F) 165 127 142 269
3. Kevin Cheveldave (F) 126 107 117 224
4. Bill Muckalt (F) 157 103 105 208
5. Pat Ryan (F) 150 102 131 233
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Darrell Zelinski (F) 65 160 187 347
2. Guy Prince (F) 219 95 154 249
3. Al Rushton (F) 165 127 142 269
4. Ryan Minnabarriet (F) 212 86 135 221
5. Pat Ryan (F) 150 102 131 233
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Mike Catchpole (D) 98 22 62 733
2. Greg Agar (F) 108 79 177 623
3. John B. Graham (F) 170 57 126 581
4. Mike Ewanchuk (F) 164 22 68 524
5. Brad Carpenter (F) 230 73 177 523
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Silvan Harper (F) 235 37 51 88
2. Brad Carpenter (F) 230 73 104 177
3. Guy Prince (F) 219 95 154 249
4. Ryan Minnabarriet (F) 212 86 135 221
5. Rylan Van Unen (F) 212 47 42 89
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Kelly Ferner (F) 57 55 134 2.35
2. Fred Berry (F) 60 60 136 2.27
3. Ken Stroud (F) 66 55 140 2.12
4. Joe Rybar (F) 96 67 196 2.04
5. Jeff Kitsch (F) 20 23 40 2.00
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Ken Stroud (F) 1977-1978 BCJHL 66 55 85 140 2.12 116
2. Fred Berry (F) 1973-1974 BCJHL 60 60 76 136 2.27 91
3. Kelly Ferner (F) 1977-1978 BCJHL 57 55 79 134 2.35 203
4. Brent Demerais (F) 1983-1984 BCJHL 60 67 58 125 2.08 188
5. Joe Rybar (F) 1993-1994 BCJHL 44 42 79 121 2.75 39
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Brent Demerais (F) 1983-1984 BCJHL 60 67 58 125 2.08 188
2. Fred Berry (F) 1973-1974 BCJHL 60 60 76 136 2.27 91
3. Darrell Zelinski (F) 1973-1974 BCJHL - 60 57 117 - -
4. John Coyle (F) 1995-1996 BCHL 58 58 54 112 1.93 35
5. Bill Muckalt (F) 1993-1994 BCJHL 43 58 51 109 2.54 99
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Ken Stroud (F) 1977-1978 BCJHL 66 55 85 140 2.12 116
2. Kelly Ferner (F) 1977-1978 BCJHL 57 55 79 134 2.35 203
3. Joe Rybar (F) 1993-1994 BCJHL 44 42 79 121 2.75 39
4. Fred Berry (F) 1973-1974 BCJHL 60 60 76 136 2.27 91
5. Gary Sirkia (F) 1977-1978 BCJHL 65 34 76 110 1.69 73
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mike Catchpole (D) 1985-1986 BCJHL 50 14 21 35 0.70 409
2. Robert Pfoh (F) 1982-1983 BCJHL 43 10 12 22 0.51 376
3. Greg Agar (F) 1975-1976 BCJHL 56 39 48 87 1.55 323
4. Brad Loring (F) 1988-1989 BCJHL 55 14 7 21 0.38 306
5. Greg Agar (F) 1974-1975 BCJHL 52 40 50 90 1.73 300
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 184 lbs 18.42
2021-2022 5'11" 177 lbs 18.91
2020-2021 6'0" 182 lbs 19.23
2019-2020 6'0" 184 lbs 18.97
2018-2019 5'11" 180 lbs 19.43
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
The BCHL's longest continuously-run franchise.