Junior A Bearcats ranked No. 2 in the country
TRURO - In spite of a blemish on their perfect record, the Truro Bearcats moved up another rung Monday morning in the Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings.
The Hubtown squad was listed at No. 2 in the country on the weekly chart, moving up from third last week.
The Bearcats pace the 11-team Maritime Junior Hockey League with a 10-0-0-1 (W-L-OL-SL) record, their only setback coming Sunday in a 2-1 shootout decision to the Summerside Western Capitals. Their start to the season is the best in the team's history.
The Bearcats defeated the Caps 4-1 Saturday on home ice after handling the Dieppe Commandos 5-2 Thursday in Dieppe.
A big part of Truro's success thus far has been its air-tight defence, which has allowed a league-low 15 goals, 18 fewer than the next best Yarmouth Mariners, who are the only other MHL team on the national list at No. 16.
The Bearcats are also operating at 91.89 per cent efficiency on their penalty kill.
Alberta's Brooks Bandits continue to top the national rankings while Ontario's Trenton Golden Hawks round out the top three.
Oasis Peewee A Bearcats sweep games from Western Valley
TRURO - The Truro Oasis Bearcats swept a pair of games from Western Valley in recent peewee A minor hockey action.
In Game 1, Brandon MacLeod pumped in three goals and set up another to lead the Bearcats to a 6-4 victory.
Braydon McNeil added a goal and two assists, while Rylan MacIntyre and Ben Lauther each had a goal and a helper and Cal Brookes had an assist.
In Game 2, the Bearcats received a balanced attack in a 6-2 triumph.
Brookes and Lauther each had a goal and two assists, while McNeil, MacIntyre, Alex Amero and Connor MacKay also dented the twine. MacLeod and Kaleb Johnstone also had assists.
Goaltenders Joel Dean and Steven Jackson split goaltending duties in both games.
Wynn Park Wildcats off to hot start in women's hockey
TRURO - Truro Wynn Park Wildcats are off to a roaring start in the Nova Scotia Women's Hockey League season.
The Wildcats posted three convincing A Division victories to serve notice they are a team to reckon with.
The Wildcats brought down the Ravens 11-1 and blanked the Rams 7-0. In a rematch with the Ravens, Truro skated to a 10-2 victory.
deVries scores par to lead DQ Blizzards over Taylor’s
TRURO - The Dairy Queen Blizzards froze Taylor Automotive 4-1 recently in their Colchester Women's Rec Hockey League tilt.
Rachel deVries led the charge with a pair of goals - both assisted by Erin Crowell - while Chelsea Colpitts and Sasha MacEachern also scored. Jaimie Saxton was the winning netminder.
Wanda Gallant responded with the lone Taylor Automotive marker with help from Amanda Dowe and Jane Ogilvie. Marcia Myers was in the net.
In other action Stanfield's Factory Outlet nipped Wildflower Promotional Products 1-0.
Marissa Roode scored the only goal while Cindy Crossman picked up the assist and Vanessa McKillop claimed the win.
Masstown Castle Building Centre cruised to a 5-1 victory over Stanfield's.
Stacey Webb scored three for the winners and added a pair of assists. Lorna McCallum and Krista deVries also scored and Christine White was the winning goaltender.
Heather Fraser netted the Stanfield's marker.
Tide snap five-game losing streak woth win over Destroyers
TRURO - The Truro Tide returned to the win column on Sunday after an 8-6 win over the Dartmouth Destroyers White in Nova Scotia Minor Football Association's atom division.
The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Tide, who wrap up the regular season on Nov. 3 at Timberlea.
Sunday's game was a tough defensive battle throughout and was scoreless at halftime.
In the third quarter, the teams exchanged majors, but the difference maker was a successful two-point conversion by Owen Sellers.
Offensively, Sellers was a big contributor, and Cole MacNutt, Sam Stoddard and Tanner Greatorex had carries that helped move the team down the field on its scoring drive.
Defensively, Matthew Coulter and Matthew Shannon led the way with critical tackles throughout the game that held the Dartmouth White squad in check.