Bearcat Banter: All Games Are Big

   It was a good week in the Bearcat nation.

     Three games were on the slate and the Bearcats won the two which were completed.

     Wednesday’s game against Yarmouth was suspended after the first period due to poor ice conditions.

     Truro got a good start in that one, picking up a pair of powerplay goals in the period played.  The game will reconvene from the time of stoppage when it is rescheduled.

     Friday, in Valley, the Bearcats fell behind a determined Wildcat squad before recovering and scoring three unanswered in the final period to come home with a 5-3 win.

#15 Alex Roode
Dartmouth, NS
6’6”, 193 lbs.
20, Forward

     The Bearcats have won six of the seven meetings against the Wildcats this year.  Since the new year, Valley has relished their role as spoiler, picking up a couple of big wins and remaining a factor in the Eastlink South.

     Sunday’s afternoon game in Fredericton was a good one, again requiring the Bearcats to score big in the final frame en route to a 5-3 win.

     In both road wins, the Bearcats fell behind early, had two powerplay goals against, but had enough in reserve to pull wins out late.  

     Things are tight in the Standings.  Pictou County, Amherst and Yarmouth all sit with 40 points, 19 behind the front running Summerside Capitals.

     Truro is currently in fifth with 39 points and 16 games remaining.  For sure, the battle for spots is fully alive.

     Saturday, the Bearcats host the Valley Wildcats.  Sunday the Bearcats are off to Pictou County to face the Crushers who have won both meetings this month.

     The December Teddy Bear Toss was a huge success.  Next up is the SOCK TOSS in support of the Truro Homeless Outreach Society.

     Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 3.  When the Bearcats score their first goal against the Grand Falls Rapid, toss a pair of new socks (bagged) on the ice.


The Boston Pizza Bearcat Player-of-the-Week (ending Jan. 21) was Alex Roode who scored in each of the three games, including the winner against Valley.