The Merritt Centennials have added a pair of Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athletes with the signings of Liam Davidson and Sam Ward.
Davidson spent three years in the CSSHL with Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA). He joined the program in 2017/18, spending two seasons in the U15 division. In 59 U15 games, the defenseman who is originally from Trondheim, Norway, 41 points. In 2019/20 he would suit up for the OHA U16 Prep team, finishing second on the team in goals (11) and third in assists (14) and points (25), all tops among OHA defenseman. His 11 goals were tied for first among all CSSHL U16 Prep defenseman.
A defenseman from Kamloops, BC, Ward has spent the last three years in the CSSHL. He originally joined the league in 2018/19 with the Delta Hockey Academy U15 team, finishing with 6 points in 14 games. He would spend the following season with the West Van Academy U16 team as an underage player, tallying 4 points in 36 games. This past campaign he would return to Delta and lead their U16 Prep team in scoring with two goals and one assist in four games.