It was a nice trip, but the results were mixed.
For sure, the road trip to Campbellton, then Miramichi, is taxing, and the competition is normally tough.
In Campbellton, Friday, the Bearcats got accustomed to the Olympic-sized ice surface quickly and got on the scoreboard early.
The Tiger response was quick, as well, and from that point on things were pretty even, forcing OT.
The Bearcats scored with twenty-seven seconds left in the extra session to claim the win, their second OT win of the month.
Saturday in Miramichi, the Bearcats scored two unanswered in the first period, then the Timberwolves picked up four unanswered in the second.
The final period was dead even, with the win ultimately going to the hometown Timberwolves, the sixteenth ranked team in the n
ation last week.
In both games, the Bearcats were ready to play at the drop of the puck. Both games were competitive and even in most departments. Both games were entertaining.
This week the Bearcats are preparing for three games stretched over four days, with plenty of travel thrown in.
It starts with the trip to Summerside on Thursday, a game at the RECC against Amherst on Saturday, then on the road to Berwick to meet the Valley Wildcats on Sunday.
The Bearcats defeated the Capitals in OT early in the month. Summerside, currently tied with Yarmouth for top spot in the Eastlink South Division, wants to even the score on that one.
In the only meeting with Amherst this season, the Bearcats came up short in the scoring department. The Bearcat mission is clear.
The Wildcats picked up their first win of the season last week, an OT road win in New Glasgow. They’re looking to claw their way out of the Divisional basement.
The Divisional Standings are close one-through-four and are subject to change weekly – stay tuned.
The Boston Pizza Bearcat Player-of-the-Week (ending Oct. 15) is forward Liam Welsh. He picked up two goals and a pair of assists, including on the OT winner in Campbellton. He added an assist in the Miramichi game, to edge out teammate, Lucas Canning, who scored four goals for the weekend for the honour.