Bearcat-of-the-Week honours went to team captain, Ben Higgins. He picked up a goal in the 5-3 loss to Summerside, then, followed with a hat trick and one helper in the 8-7 Shoot Out loss to the Crushers. In his 13 games to date this season he’s scored 6 and assisted on 8 others. The Bearcats rely heavily on his offensive output.
He came up through the Truro and Area Minor Program, scoring at each level. Following two seasons with the Truro Major Midgets, he spent the 2014-2015 year with the Weeks Midgets. At the end of that season he was named a Bearcat Territorial pick, then chosen in the seventh round by the Halifax Mooseheads. His rookie season in Truro was a solid one when scoring 12 and picking up 11 assists. For the last three years, he was a member of the Mooseheads, finishing with his participation in the Memorial Cup. He developed into a 200 foot forward with speed being a big part of his skill set. He was named team captain in the weeks leading to the start of the season.
The Bearcats are preparing for a Pink In The Rink game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9. The Pink game sweaters will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Cancer research. Check the Bearcat website for further information.
The Bearcats are in Valley this Friday for their lone game of the week. That game gets underway in Berwick at 7:00 pm