Bearcats win one of three

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Truro Bearcats forward Brandon Pye tries to cut to the net in Sunday's Maritime Junior Hockey League contest against the Miramichi Timberwolves at Colchester Legion Stadium. The Bearcats lost the game 3-1, leaving them with just one win in three games over the weekend. Matt Veno – Truro Daily News

TRURO - Even the Truro Bearcats, the Maritime Junior Hockey League's super-team, couldn't handle a weekend like that.

The Bearcats scratched out one win - a 4-3 decision Friday in Woodstock over the Slammers (11-7-2-0) - over a three-games-in-three-nights stretch against some of the best in the MHL with one of the longest road tips mixed in to boot.

The set was concluded Sunday with a 3-1 setback to the Miramichi Timberwolves (12-7-1-0) in front of 370 fans at Colchester Legion Stadium after the Bearcats were defeated 5-2 Saturday on home ice by the Yarmouth Mariners (16-5-1-0).

The results leave the Bearcats (17-3-0-1) tops in the league with 35 points with the Summerside Western Capitals (16-3-2-0), leaders of the Meek Division, just a point behind.

The setbacks come just a week after Truro lost its first game of the season in regulation in a 5-3 upset to the Campbellton Tigers. After starting the season with points in their first 18 games, the Bearcats have now dropped three of their last four.

After the Timberwolves got out to a 2-0 lead by the mid-point of the opening frame Sunday on goals from Patrick Byrne and Rankin Campbell, Kyle Morrison pulled one back with a wrist shot which got over Miramichi goaltender Jordan kennedy's shoulder at 13:44.

Miramichi's Ryan Power scored at 17:37 of the second period to ice the contest.

Jacob Fancy was tagged with the loss after making 18 saves while Kennedy, the game's first star, stopped 39 for the victory.

Saturday;'s contest attracted 669 fans to the stadium.

Adam Guy and Mike Richard did the scoring for Truro and Shayne Campbell made 24 saves. 

Travis Wilkins kicked out 26 for Yarmouth, which got goals from Zach Henry (2), Morgan Messenger, Connor Donaghey and Jared Hicks.

The Bearcats are back in action Thursday when they travel to New Glasgow to take on the Pictou County Crushers at 7 p.m.

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  • Pictou fan
    November 19, 2012 - 16:43

    This article failed to mention that any Truro fans going over for the game Thursday night it will be held in the new home of The Crushers, The Pictou County Wellness Center. Start time is now 7pm instead of 7:30pm. Take exit 23 and The Wellness Center will be across the road. Should be a good game to take in, always a good one when these 2 teams meet and it is The Crushers first game in their new home!

  • Are you sure
    November 19, 2012 - 12:07

    "in front of 370 fans at Colchester Legion Stadium " Are yo telling me that the number 2 Jr A team in the county is still getting fan support like this. In two months they will be in the new center where there is over 2500 seats. This team has known that they have lacked true fan support for the last 5 years and have done nothing about. Time to get their promotions crew going or put the High School or Jr B's in the new center. Sounds like you could put all the fans in the Jr A's coaches new fancy office.

    • Season ticket holder
      November 19, 2012 - 21:13

      And to add insult to injury, the "uplifting music" fluctuated between really bad, unrecognizable songs and funeral home tunes. Perhaps a music upgrade (go to a game in pictou county for a lesson or two) would be in order. It certainly wouldn't inspire anyone. And please, as the fellow previous said, do something about the promotions.