TRURO – Still perfect.
The Truro Bearcats remain the lone Maritime Junior Hockey League team able to boast that statement after reeling off their sixth straight victory on Saturday – a 5-1 triumph over the Pictou County Weeks Crushers.
"The players have got what they deserved to this point," said Bearcats coach Shawn Evans. "This is a good group of young men and things are totally different than the past couple of seasons ... the whole scene is a different scene."
Not only have the Bearcats been winning, but they've been mighty impressive doing it.
Truro is averaging five goals per game this season, an offensive statistic that is much improved from previous years. At the other end of the ice, Truro has allowed more than one goal in a game just once this season.
"There's lots of of areas to get better, but the areas that we're good in right now is we're getting timely saves when we need it, we have confidence and we've tried to change our game a little bit from the past – we have more speed, we have more skill, and we're trying to concentrate on those areas," Evans said.
The line of Travis Moore, Brandon Pye and Kyle Morrison combined for 10 points in Saturday's victory to lead the way in front of a crowd of 628 fans at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Pye sniped a hat trick, Morrison had four assists and Moore chipped in a goal and two helpers. Adam Guy had the other Truro goal, while Devan Gunn had the lone marker for the Crushers.
Shayne Campbell made 24 saves for his fifth straight win, while the Bearcats fired 34 shots at Weeks goaltender Dylan Frank.
The Bearcats went 2-for-5 on the power play and held Weeks scoreless on three man-power advantages.
- The Bearcats will face a stiff test on Friday when they hit the road to play the Yarmouth Mariners (7-1-0-0).
- Truro's next home game is Saturday against the Metro Shipbuilders (Colchester Legion Stadium, 7:30 p.m.)
- The Bearcats penalty kill efficiency rate is an eye-popping 95.83 per cent this season.