Scores don’t always tell the full story.
The Truro Bearcats came away from their first home doubleheader of the season with a split and an understanding that nothing is goi
ng to be easy.
Saturday, against the rival Pictou County Crushers, Truro scored three unanswered first period goals. They won that period.
By the five-minute mark of the third period, the Crusher pushback tied the game. You could say they won the second.
The rest of the game belonged to the Bearcats, winning 7-3. Things were more even than those numbers would suggest.
Sunday, the Bearcats faced the Edmundston Blizzard at the end of a road trip that started Thursday in Edmundston.
The Blizzard picked up convincing wins in Valley and Yarmouth and should have been tired. They weren’t.
The teams battled hard from the puck drop, with the Blizzard scoring late in the first on a Bearcat hiccup.
The back-and-forth battle continued into the third when the visitors broke it open for a 5-1 win. Time and space are important, and the Blizzard gave the Bearcats neither.
This week the Bearcats have games scheduled for Wednesday, against Summerside, and Saturday against Valley. Both games are set for 7:00 pm at the RECC.
The Capital’s visit will be their first to Truro as a member of the Eastlink South Division. Fans can look for three more regular season visits.
Summerside brings to town an explosive offense which collected forty-one goals in its first five games.
Valley is winless to date in their four outings. In Truro’s home-opener, the Wildcats were outplayed, but pushed back hard before the Bearcats came away with a 3-2 win.
When you look at goals scored the Bearcats and Wildcats have each scored thirteen.
The Boston Pizza Bearcat Player-of-the-Week (ending Oct. 1) is Masstown native, Merle Putnam. He picked up a hat trick in the win over Pictou County. Included was the winning goal, and an impressive bank shot empty-netter while shorthanded.