Fiona had her way with the MHL last weekend. Credit the MHL for recognizing the potential fury by canceling play Friday through Sunday. Included were Bearcat games against Divisional rivals,Yarmouth and Valley. These were games the Bearcats wanted to play. They could serve as a benchmark as to where you stood in the early going.
This week the Bearcats prepare for their first home-doubleheader of the season. Friday,the Campbellton Tigers are in town. Saturday,the Valley Wildcats make their first visit of the year. Both games are scheduled to get underway 7:00 p.m. at the RECC. Fiona may have a say in those plans.The RECC lost its ice over the weekend and the Colchester Legion Stadium lost a good chunk of its roof. Players and fans best keep their fingers crossed,hoping things get worked out. Stay tuned.
The Bearcats ,like most MHL teams,look to their twenty year-olds for leadership. This year the team has six of their eight twenty year spots occupied. Since Training Camp opened Brendan Bays got out in front in the leadership department ,ultimately being named team Captain ,and this week’s Bearcat of The Week.
He came through the Ottawa Senators U-18 Program ,earning the distinction of being named the League Top Defenseman,while gaining playing time with the Ottawa Junior Senators both years. After a full season with the Jr. Senators , he moved on to the QMJHL spending the last two years with the Quebec Remparts. The 2019 Oshawa General draft pick brings plenty to the Bearcat table.