The British Columbia Hockey League's Merritt Centennials are pleased to announce that 20-year old defenceman Steve Tresierra has been named the team's Captain for the 2010/11 season.
Tresierra is entering his third season in Merritt and his fourth overall in the BCHL. The Golden, B.C. product is coming off an excellent season in which he set career highs with seven goals and 27 points and represented the Centennials in the 2010 BCHL All-Star Game.
“We are delighted that not only has Steve decided to return to Merritt for another season, but that he has agreed to take on the responsibility of being our captain," says Centennials head coach Luke Pearce. "He provides the necessary foundation for creating a culture based on character, work ethic and determination."
“Steve a tremendous individual who is well liked and respected in our community, and an elite player in our league who commands the respect of his opponents. He sets the precedent for what is expected of our players and it will be the responsibility of each member of this team to emulate the characteristics that led to Steve being given this honour.”
The Centennials' assistant captains will be named at a later date.
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