Bearcat Banter: Start Your Engines

It looks like everything is a go.

The MHL Governors have reached an agreement on scheduling, and are ready to see the opening of the 54th season on Friday.

For sure, the schedule maker has earned his keep, modifying the original 52 game schedule to 44, before settling for the 40 game campaign.

There was no shortage of thought and collaboration, from many areas, to get to this point. Mission accomplished.

Teams will basically play within their respective Divisions until late January before venturing into the other Division. That made sense.

Each Division is sub-divided into mini-divisions. Truro, Amherst, and Pictou County constitute such a configuration.

Those teams play eight games against the other, and four against other teams within the Division.

In January, inter-divisional play will see teams play a home-and-home. For a lot of reasons, safety being a big one, these arrangements made sense as well.

This year, Home Openers will acknowledge the contribution of frontline workers whose efforts and dedication during the Covid-19 Pandemic was remarkable.

The Honda MHL Thank You Week will feature specially designed Team Jerseys, depicting the professions which stood their ground to protect fellow citizens.

The jerseys will be auctioned off. More information on this will be coming soon.

Truro’s Home Opener is scheduled for Sunday, November 1st, at 7:00 pm at the RECC, when Valley comes to town.

The Wildcats and Bearcat became well acquainted during pre-season play. Both will be ready to go.

Offensively, the Bearcats added 18-year-old Tanner Humber-Dredge to the lineup. He was Newfoundland’s Midget MVP and top scorer last year, and a 2020 Bearcat draft pick.

Get ready for Sunday and the protocols required for all in attendance. Adherence to this will ensure safety to players and fans alike.

Go Cats Go