Bearcat Banter: Anticipation Building

The goal last week was to play better and play smarter.

There was growth in both areas, but not enough to pull off a win in the team’s lone game. They got the shots, but not the goals.

Actually the Bearcats squandered a two goal lead. Poor puck decisions and giveaways allowed the Mariners in, and the win.

Truro’s road schedule had them in Amherst last night. There they suffered a 2-1 loss at the hands of the re-tooling Ramblers. A recap was unavailable at press-time.

Tonight the Bearcats are off to New Glasgow to square off against the Pictou County Crushers. The game gets underway at 7:00 pm.

The Crushers won their two games to date, both at home. The Bearcats will look to put a stop to that and get on the win column.

This old rivalry will heat up quickly, making for a good midweek game. There will be plenty of pride on display in this one.

Saturday, the Bearcats will finally have a home game – the 23 rd Home Opener is set for 7:00 pm at the RECC.

The Valley Wildcats will provide the opposition in this one. The coaching staff, while new to the MHL, is deep in experience.

Valley come into this week, winless in their three outings. There’s been quite a turnover on the roster, but it does possess several potent players.

Like the Bearcats, they are looking to get on the same page seeking team identity. Time will have things fall in place – better sooner rather than later.

For sure the Bearcat players will be geared up for their first RECC game of the season. They have already experienced a home opener, just not theirs.

Clearly there is excitement about this team. The overall team speed, size and experience is enhanced over last year. Everything is positive.

Besides the introduction of the team members to the fan base, the MHL’s new president, Steve Dykeman, will participate in the ceremonial faceoff.

A draw for a World Women’s Hockey Package (13 games at the RECC) will be made prior to the game. All Season ticket holders have been entered.

Let’s get to it.