Bearcat Banter – Moving Forward

Put the points in the proper column, then move on.

The Truro Bearcats came out of the weekend with three points – a regulation win and an OT loss. They may have wanted more but it is what it is.

They came into this week one point out of fourth spot and in striking distance of third. The climb is not easy.

In Friday’s game against Valley, the Bearcats held the lead three times before salting away the victory. It was clear the visiting Wildcats had no intention of going away.

Territorially, the Bearcats held the upper hand. The shot count attests to that: however, they got away with some giveaways.

Saturday, Truro and South Shore played even for much of the game. At the end of the day, the Lumberjacks showed why they are first in their Division.

The Bearcats gave up goals they could have prevented. When opportunities showed up, South Shore capitalized.

Similar opportunities existed for the Bearcats but they weren’t able to finish. That’s the way it goes.

Monday, the Bearcats went into extra session hockey with the Ramblers. The Bearcats are now 0-5 in extra session hockey.

Obviously there wasn’t much to separate the teams, but the Bearcats have been without a win in three visits this season to Amherst.

It’s time the Bearcats get to see some of these teams in Truro. Clean cut wins in regulation time will cause the standings to shift.

The Bearcats have made significant strides this month. In the five games, they picked up three wins, while suffering a regulation and OT loss.

They’re moving in the right direction. This week they prepare for a single game, Friday, when the Miramichi Timberwolves are at the RECC (7:00).

Truro holds a win over that team and looks to do it again this week. Both teams are in need of those points.

The Bearcats thank you for support of Pink In The Rink. Successful bidders will be contacted individually for pickup of sweaters this week. The amount of $2590.00 was raised.

Keep in mind the Teddy Bear Toss scheduled for November 30. Let’s top last year’s number of 319.