Bearcat Banter: Big Games On The Horizon

Playing a single game in a MHL week is a rarity.

     Postponement of Thursday’s game in Pictou County due to ice availability left the Bearcats hosting the Summerside Capitals on Saturday.

#16 Andyn Furmidge
Brookfield, NS
5’10”, 175 lbs
19, Forward

     If fans sought high compete levels, this game had it all.  Both teams went right at it from the get-go.

     While the Capitals came out on top with the 5-4 verdict, there was little to separate the effort both teams put into this game.

     All fans want the home team to win, but most are content with a well-played game.  Credit to both teams.

     This week, the Bearcats have a full slate of Eastlink South competition to deal with.  Wednesday, the Amherst Ramblers are at the RECC; Friday, the Pictou County Crushers are in town; then, on Sunday, the Bearcats head to Yarmouth.  All have 7:00 starts.

     The Ramblers and Bearcats split their previous two meetings.  There’s an old rivalry surfacing between the two.

     Truro won the only meeting this season with the Crushers.  The Pictou County club has plenty of fire power among its returning players.

     Here it is November, and the Bearcats and Mariners are about to have their first head-to-head matchup since Yarmouth swept the Bearcats in the Divisional Championship last April.

     It’s time to get this rivalry moving.  Yarmouth currently sits second in the South Division, mere points ahead of Amherst.

     The Summerside Capitals and West Kent Steamers are tied for first overall.  The top four positions in each Division are subject to quick change.

     Friday’s game (November 10) is Pink in the Rink Night.  The specially designed jerseys will be auctioned off following that game.  Check the Bearcat website for the link.

     Bidding opens Monday at 8:00am and closes 10:00 pm on Friday night.  Funds raised go the “Maia the Mighty” Legacy Fund to assist deserving CEC students.

The Boston Pizza Bearcat Player-of-the-Week (ending Nov. 5) was third year forward, Andyn Furmidge.  Leadership comes in many forms.  Holding the opposition accountable is a big one.