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After a month of hockey, the Merritt Centennials have finally announced their leadership group for the 2019-20 season.
Fourth year Centennials forward Rylan Van Unen has been named Captain while the team will split assistant roles for home and away games.
All told there will be 6 assistants and they will include: 3rd year Cent Joey Berkopec, 2nd year forward Brett Roloson, 2nd year centre Payton Matsui, and newcomers Olson Werenka, Matt Osadick, and Troy Quinn.
Werenka, Roloson, and Osadick will serve as alternates when the Cents sport their Whites, while Berkopec, Matsui, and Quinn will be a part of the leadership group when the Cents wear their traditional reds.
Van Unen says that it's very special to serve as Captain for his final year.
"It's and honour to be named Captain of the Centennials and to be a part of the great history here. Some amazing people have been Captain during my time in Merritt and it's a privilege to be a part of that same group now. I look forward to leading this talented group of guys both on and off the ice."
The Centennials will debut their new leadership group on the road tonight against the Vernon Vipers before returning home to face the Nanaimo Clippers tomorrow night. Both games 7pm puckdrop.
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