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December 1, 2016
By Gerry Hale


A steady diet of come – from – behind hockey has its risks.

The Truro Bearcats had their fill of it over the weekend. There are no guarantees in that kind of game but the Bearcats did manage a split.

Saturday, the visiting County Aces played Bearcat hockey better than the Bearcats, most of the way.

Even though the Aces had three separate leads over the course of the game, they failed to recognize Truro’s strongest attribute – they don’t give up.

Truro’s OT winning goal was the result of dogged determination. That kind of individual effort, in a team game, is greatly appreciated and has to be rewarded.

Two weeks ago, the Bearcats played their best game of the season against the leading Yarmouth Mariners. The Aces, last in the MHL, deserved more respect.

Sunday, the Bearcats didn’t play the Commandos the way needed in Dieppe. The larger ice surface means you have to be ready to skate.

Truro took three penalties in the Dieppe end in the first period. The Commandos made them play dearly for that.

The Bearcats laid an egg in the first period; played the third extremely well; but the Dieppe goalie wouldn’t let them in. That’s all she wrote.

This week, the Bearcats prepare for a Friday game at the RECC against Woodstock, followed by a Saturday visit from South Shore. Both games get underway at 7:00 pm.

The Slammers were victors in their only meeting this year with Truro. They are led by a small, but talented, crop of returnees.

The Lumberjacks play Truro harder than any other MHL team. They won three of the four meetings.

The December schedule sets up well for Truro with five home and two road games. It’s also a busy time for the players addressing community projects and functions.

This Saturday, the team hopes for great response to the Teddy Bear Toss in support of the Christmas Index. Also, check out the “Get To Know Your Bearcats” display.




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