Bearcat-of-the-Week honours went to team captain, Dylan Burton. He picked up a pair of powerplay goals, including the winner to help lead his team to victory and sit two points behind Amherst. The team’s powerplay sputtered by times this year, but for Sunday, it engineered three of them. Captains are expected to lead by example.
He got his hockey start in the Bedford Blues Minor Program, working his way through the ranks to the end of Bantam. After a season with the Bedford Blues “AA” Midgets, he got a shot with Newbridge Academy, experiencing Provincial, Atlantics and exposure at the Telus Nationals. In his third Midget year, he responded with 18 goals and 20 assists and another 16 points in the playoff run enroute to another Telus Cup appearance. The 2016 Bearcat pick had a 15 goal and 21 assist rookie year, helping the team pick up its fourth MHL Crown. He’s clearly a 200 – foot player who tends to consistently do the little things. Young Bearcats can learn from his play.
The Bearcats continue to be busy throughout the community in so many ways. This Saturday the team is encouraging fans to bring non-perishable items to support the Food Bank. Bring an item or two and obtain a ballot for prizes.
Friday, the Bearcats are in Yarmouth to face the MHL’s top team, 7:30 pm.
Saturday, the Bearcats are at the RECC to face the Pictou County Crushers. This one gets underway at 7:00 pm.