Bearcat Banter: Heavy Going

It was a good Bearcat week.

Then again, if a team picks up four wins over a seven day stretch, it should be considered a great one.

In those four games, ending with Friday’s 2 – 1 OT win over Edmundston, the Bearcats allowed just three goals against.

Under those conditions, you surely give yourself good chance for victory. The Bearcats scored ten, obviously enough to pull it off.

They came into this week third in the Eastlink South Division, and fourth overall in the MHL.

They also put some separation between themselves and those below them in the standings. This could come in handy later on.

The Bearcats knew exactly how they needed to play against the defending Champion Edmundston Blizzard. It took some time for it to kick in.

It appeared the Bearcats questioned their ability to compete; however, a few good chances changed that. They started to execute the game plan.

The Blizzard are a big, strong skilled team which plays with an edge. The Bearcat forecheck disrupted their game. Truro’s ability to play a shutdown game while maintaining composure, for the most part, frustrated the visitors.
Truro didn’t mess around with the puck in their own end. When in doubt they banked it out.

At the end of the day the win was a character win. They didn’t stray and together looked after the little details. Bearcat wins are team wins.

This week is another busy one, starting last night at the RECC. Tonight the Bearcats are in Bridgewater to face the Lumberjacks in the return match.

That team is a wrung below Truro in the standings, but many think they are ready to break out. They’re dangerous.

Friday, the Amherst Ramblers will be at the RECC for a 7:00 game. They blew the Bearcats out of the water last meeting.

The Bearcats look forward to this one and each one. They play them one at a time.