Bearcat Banter: This week’s challenge

Attention to detail can be rewarding.

Two weeks ago, the Truro Bearcats got away from that way of doing things and paid the price.

Last Thursday, in Amherst, the team got back to doing the little things that can make the big difference. They returned home with a shootout win.

It was a much better effort where the Bearcats competed better in all aspects of the game. They bent, by times, but didn’t crack.

Great goaltending, great penalty kill and attention to detail contained a strong Eastlink South rival. It was a character win.

This week the team prepares for the return of Yarmouth Mariners to the RECC. That team holds two regulation wins against the Bearcats, something other teams have difficulty doing.

The Mariners are deep in returnees and experienced acquisitions. Since they always come to play, this one has the makings to be a dandy. It’s obviously a big game between two longtime rivals. The Bearcats are looking forward to it, as are the Mariners. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Following the game, the Bearcats will hold their first SKATE WITH THE BEARCATS. Dust off the blades and take part.

Saturday, five Mariners and five Bearcats will become teammates for the better part of next week while preparing for and participating in the Eastern Canada Cup Challenge in Trenton, ON.

It’s clearly an honour to have as many Bearcats on the Eastlink South team. This is added exposure, as well as an opportunity to be recruited for the Canada East Team for this year’s World Jr “A” Challenge to be held in Bonnyville, AB in December.

Besides hockey and school, players are called upon to be active in the Community. This week, team members participated in the Annual Food Drive, yesterday, and all remaining players will be involved in the Annual Christmas Parade Saturday evening.

There’s lots going on, but the focus is to get better as a team, get on the same page and continue to find ways to win.

Friday – at the RECC.