Brian Barrett played minor hockey in Merritt and more than 50 years later is still actively involved with hockey in the community. He played Junior in Penticton, Kamloops and Merritt before starting a coaching career in 1971. He coached Midget and Junior teams for some 25 seasons. Brian also was an Owner and Manager of the Merritt Centennials. For Merritt’s master builder of hockey, no job has been too big or too small. Well over 100 Centennials have enjoyed hockey careers at the pro level including 14 in the NHL. Barrett has won many awards including BCHL Coach of the Year and the Dunc Jamieson Award. Merritt Centennials are the longest continuously run franchise in the BCHL….Barrett has been an integral part of that great success.