Bearcat Banter: Find A Way

#89 Lucas Canning, Stellarton NS, 6’1, 223lbs,
18yo, Forward

With all things considered, it was a good week for the Bearcats.
The team picked up a pair of wins before suffering a loss to the
MHL’s top team.

Last Tuesday, against Miramichi, if you were late to the game,
you missed the fireworks. It was explosive.
The Timberwolves scored fifteen seconds in, then the Bearcats
swarmed the offensive zone, responding with three before the four-
minute mark of the game.
The visitors pushed back hard the rest of the way, but timely
stops stymied a full comeback. The Bearcats should thank their

In Amherst, Thursday, the Bearcats and Ramblers played even
and tight throughout. Two late goals, one an empty-netter, gave the
Bearcats a solid 3-1 road win.
To date, the Bearcats have had the upper hand over the
Ramblers, winning five of the six outings. These teams meet on
February 20, again in Amherst.

Saturday, Truro built up a two goal lead over the Yarmouth
Mariners before the visitors found a way to take a close 4-3 victory.
The Bearcats worked hard from start to finish, but puck
management clearly favoured the Mariners who took advantage at
every opportunity.
Truro’s special team play got positive results. The team scored
two powerplay goals and killed all four Mariner opportunities.

In sport, you can’t make excuses. The Bearcats, because of
injury, didn’t have enough legs in the game. Regardless of effort, you
can’t present your best cohesiveness with fourteen skaters.

This week, the Bearcats are in Edmundston for a makeup game.
The Blizzard have a hard fought victory over the Bearcats to their

Thursday the team moves on to Summerside to face the
Capitals. The Bearcats were victorious in the last meeting.

Sunday, the team travels to Bridgewater to play the South Shore
Lumberjacks. Truro has won three of the previous four meetings, but
not the last one.

The game in Amherst on Monday will wrap up this four-game
road trip. No team will sympathize with the Bearcats, who expect the
best the opposition can throw at them.

Bearcat-of-the-Week honours went to forward, Lucas Canning.
He scored in all three games picking up five points and being named
Game Star in each. He’s a threat each and every shift. Credit, as well,
should go to the goaltending tandem of Connor Martin and Jack
Milner. They provided solid support to the skaters in front of them in
all three outings.