Bearcat Banter: Heavy Sledding

The trip to Northern New Brunswick proved to be grueling, with
weather only part of it.

Friday, in Campbellton, the hometown Tigers jumped to a three
goal lead before the Bearcats generated a response.
Truro closed the gap briefly but Campbellton engineered a
commanding lead en route to what, on paper, looked like a convincing

The Bearcat effort was a good one. Unfortunately, a short bench
consisting of eleven forwards and four defenseman was unable to
hold off the attacking Tigers.

#55 Simon Mullen
Truro, NS
6’2”, 170 lbs.
17, Defence

Sunday, in Miramichi, the script was similar — the Timberwolves
take an early lead, the Bearcats response came but not nearly

In any sport, injury takes its toll. It’s hard to chase the game
when numbers are down. It comes with the territory.
Things can get complicated when make-up games enter the
picture. The schedule for the week reflects that.
Tuesday, the Bearcat – Timberwolves rematch is set to go at the
RECC. That doesn’t allow much recuperation time.

Thursday, the Bearcats are off to Amherst to face the Ramblers.
To date, Truro has been victors in four of their five meetings.
The Rambler roster underwent some tweaking in January, and
that team can’t be happy with its fifth-place spot in the current

Saturday, the Bearcats host the Yarmouth Mariners, winners of
four of the previous six meetings.
The Mariners are first overall in the MHL at this time, and have
already clinched a spot in post season play. The Bearcats wish to put
some doubt in their minds.

SKATE WITH THE BEARCATS will be held after that game. This
is part of the Truro Winter Long John Festival and a great opportunity
to show appreciation for the fan support received.

The MHL recently announced the Bearcats will be in
Edmundston to face the Blizzard next Wednesday, February 15. That
make-up game will kick off a four-game stretch on the road.
By definition grueling means tiring and demanding.

Bearcat-of-the-Week honours went to second year defenseman,
Simon Mullen. As one of four defensemen last weekend, he got big
minutes and given the opportunity to play under pressure in all
situations. After two seasons with the Truro Major Bantam, he spent a
season with the Weeks U-18 squad. The 2021 Bearcat Territorial pick
was one of seven rookies last year. He has grown his game into being
a reliable, dependable D-man.