Bearcat Banter: No Freebies

(Photo Credit: Gary Manning (Sports Photos NS)

What the Truro Bearcats need more than anything are wins.

     For sure, it’s not going to be easy but it’s going to be interesting and exciting.

     Over the weekend, the Bearcats played two divisional opponents and came away with a  pair of wins, and a shot of confidence.

     In both, they played the comeback role.  Not their choice, but if it works, it’s great.

#35 Frederic Cousineau
Malartic, QC
6’4”, 194 lbs.
18, Goalie

     Saturday, the visiting Valley Wildcats forced the Bearcat to come from behind three times.  They’re not going away quietly.

     You can outshoot and out chance a team, but you have to finish.  Truro did just that in the third period, scoring four unanswered goals to claim the 6-3 victory.  

     Credit Valley for being so game, and credit the Bearcats for spoiling the Valley’s desire to be spoilers.  Truro owns a 7-1 record over the Wildcats for the season.

     In Pictou County Sunday, the Bearcats found themselves down three goals before they exploded for five unanswered to finish with a 7-5 road win.

     While the Bearcats celebrate, the Crushers have to figure out the reason for the implosion.  It gave the Bearcats their third win over the Crushers in seven games.

     So, the Bearcats have improved their standing entering this week.  They are in fourth spot with 43 points, one behind Pictou County and Amherst and a whole lot behind Summerside, with 14 games remaining.

     Wednesday, the Yarmouth Mariners are at the RECC to complete the final two periods of the suspended January 17 game – FREE ADMISSION

     Saturday the North’s cellar dwelling Grand Falls Rapids are in town for their first head-to-head matchup with the Bearcats – TOSS THE SOCK NIGHT.

     The Bearcats complete this home stand when the Amherst Ramblers are in town Sunday.

     They’re all big.

The Boston Pizza Bearcat Player-of-the-Week (ending Jan. 28) was goalie, Frederic Cousineau who back-stopped the Bearcats for two wins, one a complete game, the other in relief.