All teams strive to be difficult to play against.
Last weekend, divisional rivals did just that, forcing the hometown Bearcats to settle for a split, winning against the Crushers,
then losing to the Wildcats. In the Crusher game, the Bearcats had leads in the first and second periods only to see them disappear.
Pictou County took the lead in the final period but the Bearcats roared back with three unanswered to claim victory. No lead is safe, and no team is going away with time remaining. The sixty minutes have to be used.
In the Valley game the Bearcats opened the scoring and closed the scoring. In between, the Valley Wildcats scored three to claim the
road win. Valley’s special team play won the day. They scored shorthanded and picked up two powerplay tallies to account for their
scoring and the win. That loss ended Truro’s five game win streak. It’s time to start another.
The Bearcats come into the week first in the Eastlink South Division with 22 points, followed closely by Yarmouth with 21, Valley with 19, while Amherst sits in fourth spot with 15 points. This is a full week for the Bearcats with three games on tap. First up is the match-up with Campbellton on a rare Tuesday night outing. The Tigers come to town second in the Eastlink North Division with 21 points.
This weekend the Bearcats will face Amherst at the RECC on Friday, then travel to Pictou County on Saturday to face the Crushers.
Truro has defeated Amherst in their two meetings to date and look to continue holding the upper hand. To move up, the Ramblers know full well you need to beat those ahead of you. This is an old rivalry which the younger players are learning about. Expect a good one. The Bearcats have now won three of four against the Crushers. That doesn’t sit well in Pictou County.
Bearcat-of-the-Week honours went to junior veteran, Landon Miron. He scored an unassisted goal to open the scoring against the Crushers, then scored a second to ignite the comeback in the third. He spent three productive seasons with the Cole Harbour Wolfpack U-
18 scoring 30 in his third year. During that 2019-2020 season he also suited up for 20 Halifax Mooseheads games. He spent the last two seasons split between the Mooseheads and Val-d’Or Foreurs.