The Centennials pre season is officially underway after a tourney in Niagara Falls last Saturday. Game one had the Cens facing the Hamilton Kilty B’s split squad, Avalanche . A familiar name to Cens fans Johny McDonald got a couple in this one as Ayr came away with a 6-3 win. Game two saw the Cens facing the Thorold Blackhawks. A fifteen year old Tyler Graham (called up from Cambridge AAA Hawks) opened the scoring 43 seconds into the game. Matt Mueller added 2 as the Centennials coasted to a 9-5 victory. The final game against the host Niagara Falls Canucks proved to be the toughest. Jack Weiser scored on the power play with 57 seconds remaining to tie the game 4-4 and keep the Cens undefeated.
Cens G.M. Jeff Grimwood said ” I’m happy with the direction of the team, was impressed with our showing in Niagara Falls”
Seasons tickets are available to pre order. You can reserve yours by sending an etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Passes are $225 for adults and $175 for seniors (60 plus). With limited seating it’s a sure way to see your Cens. The passes also include 4 exhibition games. The scouts will be there and so should you.
The jump to Jr.B has brought big changes to the Cens organization but some things remain the same. We are still a community owned team. We still need sponsors (we’re in need of jersey sponsors). And we always need volunteers. If you are interested please message us on Facebook or Twitter or talk to any of the current members at our next exhibition game. You can win big with our Chase The Ace fundraiser, ayrcta.ca for details! Jackpot is over $3200 now.
The Cens first home exhibition game will be this Thursday Sept 2nd at 7:30 when they’ll host the Caledon Bombers (formerly the Brampton Bombers). We are still waiting to hear what proof of vaccination protocols will be so best to bring it along. This is shaping up to be an exciting inaugural season. The team is young, fast and loaded with talent. All the ingredients of hometown hockey worth watching.