Bearcat Banter: Pedal to the metal

It was a tough weekend – like being hung up on a snow drift.

Progress surely came to a stop with the Truro Bearcats suffering a pair of losses, one to the lowest place team, the other, to the highest place team in the Eastlink South Division.

Friday, in Berwick, the Bearcats scored a goal in each period. So, too, did the Wildcats, but one more.

As expected, the Wildcats came to play. They’re not going to see post season play but they will do their best to play a part in who does.

That was a game the Bearcats needed, wanted and perhaps, should have won. But, a hard working team found a way to prevent that.

Saturday, the visiting Yarmouth Mariners scored early and often, obviously not interested in allowing the Bearcats to improve their lot at their expense.

Clearly, the Mariners wouldn’t share the puck, limiting Truro to three first period shots, and nineteen for the game. It was a dominant performance.

At every level, in every sport, things happen. As in real life, it’s how you react that really matters. Panic is not a plan.

When the Bearcat wheels touched ground this week, they were still in fifth spot in the Division, but further back from those above them.

Their work is cut out for them to get a playoff spot, then make something happen. It’s time to cash in on those games-in-hand.

It goes without saying that your best players have to be your best players. It starts with them being in the line-up.

Nobody is going to do any favours for the Bearcats. It’s all in their hands and the challenges are going to come in a hurry from those ahead of them.

Tonight, the Bearcats are in Bridgewater to face the South Shore Lumberjacks, currently second in the Division, eight points up on the Bearcats.

These two meet again this Saturday, in a 7:00 pm game at the RECC. These are crucial matchups.

Friday, the Yarmouth Mariners return. The Bearcat goal is to prevent a repeat performance in this 7:00 pm game at the RECC.

Next Wednesday, the Bearcats are off to Amherst to face the Ramblers who, coming into this week are in fourth, six points ahead of Truro.

Now is the time to make things happen.