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.