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TRURO - On Saturday, the Truro Bearcats will be playing their final game at Colchester Legion Stadium.

Over the years, the Bearcats have provided plenty of memories, some great, some heartbreaking.

We want to hear some of yours to include in our package later this week commemorating the final junior A tilt at the stadium. Please send them to or drop them off at our office.


Geographic location: Colchester Legion Stadium

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  • Eden Arkens
    February 21, 2013 - 09:58

    I'm to miss the old barn so much, but looking forward to seeing the new barn. I have 2 many great memories of the Stadium to share them all, I think I've practically grown up there going to Bearcat games with my grandparents. The week they hosted the Fred page cup in 2002, and how cold the arena was that week. Watching Bearcats playoff games against Pictou and feeling the rivalry in the stands. I'm definitely going to miss the Stadium, to some degree we've grown up together.

  • jack mcMaster
    February 20, 2013 - 22:36

    There are so many great memories of thr Bearcats in the Jr b years ,tryouts and cheering the CATS as they won alot of Championships under Hugh matheson . winter Games out west ,putting the team on fire trucks late nights waiting for them to get back to town . Cheering for players like Randy crowell,the late Leroy mac Callum,Freeman Bryard ,,Robbie Cooke ,and Robert Joe to name a few . Those were great hockey years and the town was behind the team ,heres hoping the Cats can get that filling back as they move to the new place

  • Kevin Jeffers
    February 20, 2013 - 15:35

    I started my hockey career at the age of six, forty one years ago at the Truro Stadium. The games were always at 6am before school. I remember my first time out me and my friend wore hockey equipment and a wool hat. The coach let us practice but told us to bring a helmet next time. I used to love coming out of the dressing room and skating down that freshly flooded ice, I can still smell that arena. My Dad used to take me to the Bearcats games when Mouse Fielding was in nets, Steve Wilson and Kevin Totten played. I remember walking in the front door the guy always selling fifty fifty tickets and the thrill of hearing the pucks smash against the boards while they were warming up. The years I would with a banner to a packed stadium while the Bearcats were in the playoffs. One season when I was 18 I even got to run the clock and announce the goals. It was a thrill. I will truly miss that arena, skating there, watching the games there and playing there, the bench brawls, the french fries in the cone shaped cups, the bench seats with stenciled numbers, ringside for wrestling and the tribute case for my buddy Greg Fraser. A great hockey player who died when he was 18. The new arena just won't be the same. So many memories, I could go on forever.