TRURO – A pair of weekend setbacks dropped the Truro Bearcats’ stock even further in the Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings.
The Bearcats (21-6-0-3) fell to a season-low seventh spot in this week’s rankings, released Monday, following 3-1 and 6-4 losses to the Woodstock Slammers (19-11-2-0) and Summerside Western Capitals (26-6-2-0) respectively.
The Bearcats sit second in the Maritime Junior Hockey League’s EastLink Division with 45 points, just one ahead of the Amherst Ramblers (20-8-3-1) and seven behind the division-leading Yarmouth Mariners (25-5-1-0).
Since starting the season with an 18-game unbeaten streak in regulation, the Bearcats have won just five of 13 games since.
The Mariners occupy third in the national rankings, moving up from fifth, while Summerside leaped from 11th to fifth.
Alberta’s Brooks Bandits (36-1-1-0) continue to lead the list while the Minnesota Wilderness (29-3-0-0), of the Superior International Junior Hockey League, are second.