Bearcat-of-the-Week honours went to goalie, Alec MacDonald. He backstopped the Bearcats to a pair of wins this weekend, stopping 37 of 38 shots in the 5 – 1 win over Yarmouth on Friday. He followed that performance with a 32 – stop effort in Sunday’s 4 – 2 road win against the Valley Wildcats. He’s done his part placing the Bearcats in striking distance of fourth spot in the South Division.
He came up through the Truro and Area Minor Program enroute to spending a pair of seasons with the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats. Next up was a season with the Newbridge Academy Program playing U 18 hockey. He followed this with a single season with the weeks Midgets, which included a callup for four games with the Moncton Wildcats. The 2016 Bearcat Territorial pick enjoyed a strong MHL rookie year in 2017-2018, posting a 2.13 GAA in 12 games and having his name inscribed on the Young – Kinckle Award, with Kevin Resop, for having the League’s fewest goals against. Last year, he suited up for 20 games, compiling a 2.82 GAA, and being a member of the Eastlink South All-Star squad participating in the Eastern Canada Challenge. He came into this week with a 2.84 GAA through 23 games played to date this year.
The Bearcats wish each and all a happy and safe Christmas season, and a Happy New Year.
The Bearcats host the Amherst Ramblers this Friday at the RECC. The game gets underway at 7:00.