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Dec 12, 2014 | Brett Lee | 1924 views
Centenaire Alumni day may be the spark
The Huron East Centenaires continue their long march towards finding the first win, and hope that this Sunday Centenaire Alumni day might be the spark they need to get over the hump.

The Centenaires, in their first season back continue to work at logging the first win of the season that has seen them compete in all their games but continue to come up a bit short.
"It is tough" said Cents forward Brandon Merritt. "We have a good bunch of guys and we have put the puck in the net, but we still have made mistake in our end that cost us games. We know we are close and that is part of the frustration for sure." The fact is true, despite scoring four or more goals in half their games the team hasn't been able to clinch their first win.
One of the teams best opportunities for win came as a over time tie verses Milverton Drives in their season opener, a 6-5 OT loss,  the same team who will come into Seaforth for this Sunday's game.

Last Saturday,  the team showed the promise when they faced Petrolia Squires, one of the number on teams in the league. The team swarmed Petrolia the entire game, a 2-1 battle into the closing minutes, when Petrolia netted an empty netter to go ahead 3-1.
"We are hearing the question of when will the first win happen popped up a lot" admits President Bill Tremeer. "We want that and are confident it will come, but as we layed out at the beginning of the year, we want a good atmosphere and to get Centernaire hockey back in town.We knew it would be tough starting out. That being said, we are not different than the fans, players or coaches, we would love to get one for sure. The game we saw from the team last weekend against Petrolia, who is one of the best in the league, showed everyone this team is really good." 
The team looks to the Sunday Alumni day as a great motivator with former players and activities going on in the arena. The Sunday Alumni day will begin a noon when the team will host a 12:00pm-3:00pm Wings and fries where everyone can meet at the Blue line club. From 1:00pm -2:00pm families will also be able to take advantage of the free public skating, and team face painting for the kids to show their spirit. From 2:00pm - 3:30pm the Blue line club will play the final game of the 1986 Centenaire JrD championship game, and in the back ground keep the playoff Football going for hardcore sports fans. Then at 3:30pm Centenaire will line up against the Milverton Drive.
"Our goal for our Alumni Day, is former players, executive, fans can come out and visit" said Brett Lee who has played a role in organizing the day."We will have player sign in for former players when they arrive, be able to share some stories and catch up with what for many was really special times in their lives. It will be free for any former Centenaire players to join. We would like to have a few of the old captains out for the puck drop and I hope it is a fun day out for everyone!"
"If there one thing, playing in Seaforth has taught a lot of guys on our team, this is a really great hockey area to play in" said the captain Merritt. "Kids high five the players, people stick around for the entire game regardless of the score. It would be special to get a win on Sunday against Milverton for sure with many of the former players here."
Centenaires will try to channel the old atmosphere Sunday 3:30pm verses Milverton. Make sure to visit the Centenaires on Facebook, twitter or their website www.centenaires.ca for more information.