Bearcat Banter: Suspense continues

The final week of MHL Regular Season play is underway.

In the Eastlink South Division, Yarmouth and Amherst are tied with 73 points coming into this week, but both are assured a playoff berth.

The South Shore Lumberjacks, Pictou County Crushers and Truro Bearcats are in heated battle for the remaining two post season positions.

If Truro wins its last game, they’re in.

If Pictou County picks up three points in their last two games, and Truro losses, the Crushers are in and the Bearcats season is over.

If the Lumberjacks lose their final two games, and Truro wins their last game, the Bearcats are in, the Crushers are in and the Lumberjacks are gone.

Those are the possibilities. It will all be settled within days.

Last weekend, the Bearcats picked up an impressive Shutout win in Berwick against the cellar dwelling Wildcats.
It was a game they needed. At the end of the day, the team received contributions from all quarters, and they came away with a boost to its confidence.

Sometimes a team plays hard, executes well and does most necessary, but still comes up short. That was Truro in Amherst last Saturday.

The Ramblers, this year’s Fred Page Cup host, are rounding into form. They’re a strong team and the Bearcats played them straight up. They just couldn’t beat their goalie.

It was a brand of hockey the Bearcats have not played consistently this year. If they had, the team might not be in the position it finds itself.

Those same Ramblers are at the RECC this Saturday, for a 7:00 pm start. It’s the final game for both teams, with plenty at stake for both. The MHL winds up its schedule Sunday in Edmundston. Bearcat practice this week is focused on one thing —- win that game. The Ramblers and Bearcats are familiar with the other, with no surprises in store.

The Bearcats like their chances.

Come out and see it happen.