No matter how you cut it, that was a busy Bearcat weekend.
The Bearcats and Fredericton Red Wings got busy early but it was Truro’s ability to finish that most impressed. Truro had three unanswered goals by the end of the first period. The teams traded single tallies in the second, that’s all she wrote. It was an entertaining game until it wasn’t. Penalties, on both sides, removed the flow.
Saturday, in Berwick, the hometown Wildcats built a three goal lead before the Bearcat response nullified it. The Wildcats claimed the win, however, scoring the last three goals of the game. Once again, penalties interrupted the quality of the game. This was the first meeting of these teams since last April when the Bearcats disappointed Valley to capture the Eastlink South Crown in Game 7.
The Wildcats had plenty of returnees with long memories. This rivalry will only grow as they look forward to the return match in Truro to close out the month.
There was no power outages in Pictou County Sunday. At games’ end, eleven goals were scored, including seven in the opening period. The Bearcats came away with their second win of the weekend. It was also their second in three starts against the Crushers.
Bearcat fans will get their first look at the Amherst Ramblers this Friday. The game gets underway 7:00 pm at the RECC.
The Bearcat defeated the Ramblers on Thanksgiving Day. Amherst comes to town with ten games under their belts, sitting second in the Division. Truro is in Fredericton for a 2:00 pm start on Sunday at the Grant Harvey Arena. This will conclude the head-to-head matchup between the two in regular season play. Fans should expect a solid effort by both.
The MHL has announced the postponed game on September 30th between Campbellton and Truro has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 15th , mark that on the calendar.
Bearcat-of-the-Week honours went to defenceman Ryan Maynard. He picked up a goal and assist in each of Truro’s wins. He came up
through the Kapuskasing Flyers Midget Program, playing three years and being named the GNML Top Defenseman, First Team All Star and MVP in his final year. He played the last two seasons with the Charlottetown Islanders. He brings the Bearcats size, experience and an offensive flair.