Bearcat Banter: Bearcats welcome December

Some weekends are more rewarding than others.

For sure this was a good one for the Bearcats, winning on the road, then backing it up with a solid home victory.

Last Saturday, in Valley, the Bearcats were a motivated group. The Wildcats trounced them the last time there. Truro wanted to do something about that.

In this one, the Bearcats won all three periods, making the opponents pay for mistakes. Truro left Berwick with their pride regained and two points to boot.

That game was Truro’s fourth straight on the road. They came out of that span with an equal number of wins and losses.

The Bearcats needed a home win. When they figured out what the Miramichi Timberwolves were up to, they responded with three powerplay goals enroute to the win.

While Truro’s PK percentage is tops in the MHL, the PP has been sputtering. That Special Team response was clearly the positive of the weekend.

Goaltending continues to be a strength of this Bearcat team. Holding the opposition to three goals for the weekend is a clear statement.

Then again, scoring ten goals in two games is a bonus, especially when some of the rookies picked up inaugural MHL goals. It’s all good.

Except for a stretch in the third period of Sunday’s game when the Bearcats took the feet off the pedal, the Team had played to their strengths. That’s mandatory.

This week the team travels to Yarmouth to face the MHL’s top team. The Mariners are unaccustomed to losing this year.

Saturday, the Bearcats are home to the Pictou County Crushers for a 7:00 pm start at the RECC. The Bearcats were outworked in their last meeting and clearly they want to do something about that.

So, two big Divisional challenges are in store. There’s nothing on the plate more important that playing at the top of your game.

Kudos to fans and supporters for being so generous in last Sunday’s Teddy Bear Toss. A total of 319 stuffed animals were collected (an event high) for distribution throughout the community. WOW!

This Saturday, boxes will be set up to collect non-perishable items for the Food Bank. The Bearcats appreciate your consideration of this, as well.