Bearcats Pye invited to Canada East selection camp
TRURO - Brandon Pye's hot start to the season has been noticed by Hockey Canada.
The 18-year-old Truro Bearcats forward was announced Tuesday as one of 60 players invited to the Canada East selection camp for the 2012 World Junior A Challenge Nov. 5 to 11 in Yarmouth.
Camp will be held Oct. 28 to 31 in Toronto. The players will be divided into three teams and put through daily practices and intrasquad games.
Pye, a Mount Pearl, NL., native, has been an offensive catalyst for the Bearcats (10-0-0-1), as the team is off to its best start in franchise history. The five-foot-10, 186-pounder is tied for tops in team scoring with Kyle Morrison with 17 points - seven goals, 10 assists - in 11 games this season.
The centre played last season with the St. John's Maple Leafs of the Newfoundland major midget circuit, leading the league with 61 points - 21 goals, 40 assists - in just 24 games.
Pye was the only Bearcat invited and is one of just three Maritime Junior Hockey League skaters attending the camp. Yarmouth forward Colin Campbell, Dieppe defenceman Justin McDonald and Metro goaltender Anderson Snair were also invited.
Peewee AAA Bearcats post shutout victories over Trojans
TRURO - The Truro Pye Chevrolet Bearcats swept their recent pair of peewee AAA hockey contests against the Bridgetown Trojans.
The Bearcats capped the set with a 2-0 victory after opening with a 7-0 win.
Carson Lanceleve and Rowan Sears did the scoring in Game 2, while Cam Patton notched a pair of assists and Alec MacDonald posted the shutout.
Marc Aucoin, Jared McIsaac and Gavin Hart each scored twice in Game 1. Sears buried a single tally and added a pair of assists. Cody MacDonald and Brody Schmitt collected two assists each. Seth Slator recorded the shutout.
The Bearcats meet the Acadia Axemen this weekend.
MU Rhino Cats win pair to stay undefeated
TRURO - The Truro MU Rhino Renovations Bearcats remained perfect in the New Brunswick Midget AAA Hockey League after a pair of recent victories.
The Bearcats blanked the Kenn Valley Spartans 4-0 after downing the Saint John Phantoms 5-1 in league play. They also shut out the Dartmouth Whalers in an exhibition tilt.
The results leave the Bearcats at the top of the league at 4-0 and improve to 11-0-1 overall.
Lucas Gulliver, Alex Place, Jaeger Dean and Ethan Hume did the scoring against the Spartans while Matt MacCallum posted his fifth shutout of the season.
Against Saint John, Place, Dean, Sander Manley, Connor Lynds and Alex McNutt provided the scoring. MacCallum picked up the victory.
Dean potted a pair against Dartmouth, with single markers coming from Colby Starratt, Logan MacDonald, Brendan Turner and Ian O'Brien. MacCallum and Keagan Thorpe shared the shutout.
Stoddard, Archibald score for Inglis in loss to Ramblers
TRURO - The Truro Inglis Jewellers Bearcats dropped a 4-2 decision to the Cumberland Ramblers in their recent atom AA hockey battle.
Sam Stoddard and Mackenzie Archibald scored for the Bearcats with helpers coming from Braden Gray and Mackenzie Archibald.