Bearcat Banter: Get after them

Two out of three ain’t bad – that’s what Meat Loaf said in 1977.

It was a huge hockey weekend for the Truro Bearcats. Three games over three days against Divisional rivals ahead of Truro in the Standings.

At the end of the day the Bearcats came out of it with a pair of much needed victories, improving their lot and looking ahead.

Thursday, in Bridgewater, Truro put together sixty minutes of team hockey. The Bearcats scored first and kept a step ahead until an empty- netter finalized the victory.

Key to the victory was the Bearcat PK. It allowed one goal in six Lumberjack opportunities. That’s performance, especially against that team.

From all reports, the Bearcat – Yarmouth game was a dandy. The only discrepancy was the Mariners scored one more goal.

Again, the Bearcats stuck to the prescribed game plan – a full team effort. Strength can grow from a loss like that.

Saturday’s game was a great example of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde hockey. For the first two periods the visiting Lumberjacks had their way. Then things changed for the better, or worse depending where you sat.

The Bearcats showed that the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t the only team to compete a comeback, and in spectacular fashion.

That final period showed Bearcat followers – the kind of offensive capacity this team has. The momentum was not to be denied.

The game also showed that shooting yourself in the foot is not a good plan. Dumb penalties are hard to kill — the Lumberjacks scored on two of them in the second period.

For sure the Bearcat position improved. The Bearcats have ten games remaining in February, seven at home. It’s time to do some damage.

Friday, the Edmundston Blizzard are in Truro for a 7:00 pm start. That team is second only to Summerside in MHL standings. That’s all needed to be said.

In a rare Sunday game (7:00 pm), the Pictou County Crushers are in town. The Crushers are three points ahead of Truro, coming into this week.

That’s all needed to be said about the importance of this one.