Bearcat Banter: Flexibility an Asset

Things can change on a dime.

No better example of that than last Saturday’s Bearcat – Crusher game.

Truro dominated the first period, scoring three unanswered. Pictou County duplicated that feat in the second.

Fortunately, for the Bearcats, they regrouped, found a way to win, recording their first victory over the Crushers in three outings this season.

A lot can be said about the Bearcat effort to open the game. Bottle that up and it would serve well for the season.

Momentum change can come quickly. A penalty here, a missed opportunity there, then the bottom comes out.

Well, that’s part of sport and has been forever. Just have to live with it.

It was a huge win, especially on the night Coach Evans handled his 1,000th MHL game. That’s quite a record, on many fronts.

From this corner, it has been the consistency shown, bringing groups together, shaping the team, and growing as people and players.

Truro has been a great home for MHL hockey. Players have been treated well on and off the ice. That happens when the coach holds people accountable.

Nobody is busier than the MHL schedule maker (changer). COVID restrictions had taken people to a new place.

Basically, for December, MHL teams will play within their mini – division. Truro, Pictou County, and Amherst will become very familiar with each other.

From a fan perspective, this could be a great month of competitive hockey to witness. Let’s hope it comes to pass, with Amherst in town Friday. Season Ticket Holders use January 30th Ticket.

Thanks from the Bearcats, Bible Hill Kinsmen, and Christmas Index for the Teddy Bears picked up Saturday. The number was down, understandably, but 89 is still a welcomed number.

The Bearcats, for the eleventh year, will support the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign the first three Tuesdays in December, at Walmart.

Busy Times.