Coming into Training Camp the Truro Bearcats had a pair of returning defencemen, both in their second year. The need for additional experience came via a trade with the Yarmouth Mariners. The Bearcats landed a player who was a good fit, and able to contribute in a number of ways.
He got his hockey start in the Bedford Minor Program working his way through the ranks to the Major Bantam classification where he suited up with the Bedford Barons. Next up was two seasons with the Halifax McDonald’s Midgets. While eligible for a third season, he opted to play High School Hockey for the 2016 – 2017 season with the C P Allan Cheetahs, playing forward and picking up 19 goals and 14 assists in 22 games. The 2016 Dieppe pick got his feet wet at the junior level that year as well. Prior to the start of last year, Yarmouth acquired his playing rights from Edmundston. He played all of last year with the Mariners. As a Bearcat, he’s been attentive in the defensive zone and looks to lug the puck when advisable. He’s seeing action in all situations.
The Bearcats next home game is Sunday, Dec.2 (2:00). The call is out for Teddy Bears for the Toss in Support of the annual Christmas Index. Purchase a Bear, put it in a plastic bag and toss it on the ice when the Bearcats score their first goal against the Miramichi Timberwolves.
Tonight, the Bearcats are in Pictou County to face the Crushers, 7:00 pm at the Wellness Centre.
Saturday, the Bearcats hit the road for a game in Edmundston, followed by a Sunday game in Grand Falls.