Bearcat Banter: Ride The Wave

#15 Cael MacDonald
Hatchet Lake, NS
6’1”, 194 lbs.
18, Forward

It’s hard to beat that — three wins in three outings against divisional competition.

Last Tuesday, the Bearcats built up a five-goal lead before the visiting Valley Wildcats got on the board. From that point forward play was even but in reality, the game was over, except for the physicality.

Friday, in Bridgewater, the Bearcats used the same script by scoring early and often en route to the lopsided road win. The Lumberjacks are struggling right now but, while in the Division’s last spot, they’re not that far back.

At the RECC, Saturday, the Bearcats had a deep edge in play in the opening period before things tightened up. The Bearcats and Ramblers traded rushes the rest of the way, supported by solid goaltending in both ends. The Shootout decision favoured the Bearcats this time.

That was the third consecutive game in which the Bearcats scored first giving them the opportunity to dictate play to some degree. It sure beats chasing the game. Saturday’s game marked the Midpoint of the Bearcat schedule. Coming into this week the Bearcats are one point up on the Yarmouth Mariners, each of whom have three games remaining before the Christmas Break.

First up is the head-to-head encounter at the RECC with the Mariners, the Division’s hottest team over the last ten games. It’s a big one, and Truro’s last home game until January 13, 2023. The Bearcats are in Edmundston this Friday. The CJHL named Blizzard goalie Thomas Boucher the First Star for November. Expect him to man the pipes in this one. Saturday, Truro winds things up in Grand Falls. The Bearcats beat the Rapids a few weeks back.

The Bible Hill Kinsmen, Truro Bearcats and the RECC extend a sincere thank you, on behalf of the Christmas Index, for the fan support of the Annual Teddy Bear Toss. It will bring happiness to many in Colchester County.

Bearcat-of-the-Week honours went to first year Bearcat Cael MacDonald. He picked up a goal in the Valley game and added three assists in the win over South Shore. He’s been a hard worker and is finally being rewarded on the score sheet. He came up through the Halifax McDonald’s U18 Program putting up good numbers both years. The 2020 Campbellton and Acadie-Bathurst draft pick split last year between Campbellton and the Chicoutimi Sagueneens before starting this year in Truro. The skilled forward brings Championship experience from the U15 and U18 levels.