Bearcats celebrate 2021-22 season at year-end banquet

2021-22 graduating players: Riley MacInnis, Ben Sheffar, Gavin Hart, Brant King, and captain Holden Kodak. (Photo: Nick Gaines)


The Truro Bearcats celebrated their 2021-22 season at the team’s annual banquet last night at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. In their 25th season in the MHL, the Bearcats captured their eighth division title before falling to Summerside in the Canadian Tire Cup Final.

Five players were acknowledged as graduating from the team this season: forwards Ben Sheffar, Riley MacInnis, Gavin Hart, and captain Holden Kodak, as well as defenseman Brant King.

Head Coach Shawn Evans announced a number of awards, voted on mainly by the coaching and training staff.

Mavrick Goyer, named the MHL’s Top Goaltender this season, won the award for Most Dedicated.

Rookie defenseman Simon Mullen won the award for Best Attitude, while rookie forward Andyn Furmidge was named Hardest Worker.

Rookie forward James Beaton was the team’s Unsung Hero and Kodak was named for the Player’s Player Award.

Five players were acknowledged for playing every game during the regular season: Ben Sheffar, Gavin Hart, Kodak, Ben Diamond, and Tanner Humber-Dredge.

In keeping track of the MacQuarries 3-star selections for games, Luke Munroe won the 1st half and overall award, while Goyer was named the season’s 2nd half winner.

Planning for 2022-23 is underway, with the team lookin ahead to this summer’s MHL Entry Draft.