The Merritt Centennials are announcing that longtime Governor and Director of Hockey Operations Brian Barrett is retiring from his position within the team citing personal reasons.
For parts of 47 years, Brian Barrett has been integral to the success and longevity of the Centennials franchise. As a Player, Coach, General Manager, BCHL Governor, Director of Hockey Operations, and even Owner Barrett has done whatever was required of him to keep the team thriving. For his commitment to the game of hockey, Barrett was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016.
President of the Centennials Neil Menard says that there is nothing but thanks from him and the Board of Directors for Barrett's many years of service.
"Brian has been so integral to this hockey team for so many years. He's affected the lives of players on the team, helped them reach the next level, sometimes professionally, and sometimes beyond the realm of hockey. His commitment and dedication to the team cannot be questioned, and we'd like to thank him sincerely for all the time and effort he put into the club and wish him the best in his next chapter."
Barrett will continue to be a fan, and get more time to devote to his family.
The Centennials are next in action on the road Saturday night against the West Kelowna Warriors at 6pm.