Win, lose, or draw, there are lessons in all verdicts.
The Truro Bearcats spent Week Two of the schedule on the road, returning home with a split.
In Bridgewater, Friday, the Bearcats got off to a great start and the shots on goal were clear indicators of that.
Unfortunately, when comfort set in, the intensity dropped in the third. Truro got the win, but also got the lesson.
The Amherst Ramblers are a solid team geared up for their Home Opener, Saturday. The host found a way to win in the last five minutes.
The Bearcats didn’t have much gas left but that can’t be used as an excuse.
Back-to-back games are commonplace in the MHL. Get used to it. All teams want to win.
This is another big week. Truro travels to Amherst Wednesday for a 2:00 pm game. Thursday, they’re in Pictou County, then Saturday Truro at home to face the South Shore Lumberjacks.
For sure Truro knows what they will face in Amherst. It should be another one of those highly competitive games between old rivals.
The intensity barometer rises quickly in any Bearcat – Crusher confrontation. The new faces will learn that quickly.
Pictou County has a solid base of veteran returnees, many in their last year of eligibility. This is a big year.
The Lumberjacks, to date, have iced a relatively young team under a new head coach. Clearly, this could be a rebuild year.
The Bearcats have a lot of new faces as well. The meshing has been great and it looks like this team will be another good one.
Keep November 28th in mind. That’s the date selected for the Annual Kinsmen Teddy Bear Toss. It will look a bit different this year but the need is even greater.
Last year, 341 Teddy Bears were distributed throughout this region. Let’s beat it.
That’s another good lesson.