Bearcat-of-the-Week honours went to defenceman, Curtis Heffernan. As one of two second year defenceman, his leadership responsibilities are focused on the defensive zone coverage. Last week he displayed his offensive upside, scoring a goal and two assists in the losing effort to Pictou County, then followed up Saturday with some impressive rushes in the 3 – 1 win over Valley. He brought an offensive flair to the Bearcats from the Midget level and it appears his confidence level is kicking in. It’s coming at a good time.
He got his hockey start in the St. John’s Minor Program up through to the Midget Level with the St. John’s Maple Leafs. He spent three years with that club winning a Provincial title each season. His last year, he picked up 24 points but added 9 goals and 8 assists in 10 playoff games. He was the NMMHL’s top scorer in the Playoffs and earned Playoff MVP honours. The third round pick by the Bearcats in 2016 had a strong rookie year, named to the Rookie All-Star team. He wears a letter this year and takes that responsibility seriously.
The Bearcats wish each and all a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you at the RECC when play resumes.
The Truro Bearcats are not scheduled to play until January 4 th when they travel to Bridgewater to face the South Shore Lumberjacks.
Their next home game is set for Saturday, January 5th when the St. Stephen County Aces come to the RECC for a 7:00 pm game.