#12 Ryan Moore
6’2”, 198 lbs.
Ryan Moore is this week’s Bearcat-of-the-Week.
Since coming off the injury list in late January, the third-year defenceman has been a tower of strength with his stay-at-home game.
In last Saturday’s win over Yarmouth he clearly demonstrated his willingness to fight for the puck, stay busy down low and be dependable on the penalty kill. All facets of his game are right where they should be with playoffs just around the corner.
Moore got his start with the Northside Vikings and made his way through the ranks. After two seasons with the bantam AAA squad, he moved on to the Cape Breton Tradesmen midget AAA team under coach Aaron Rice.
In 2010, he was drafted by the Bearcats and the P.E.I. Rocket. After a strong Rocket camp, which included exhibition action, he reported to the Bearcats. His skill set and size were immediate assets and his composure was impressive. He and Cal Gloade became 17-year-old rookies in the 2010-11 campaign.
His adjustment to the junior level was quick and he was given opportunities in all situations. Now a seasoned veteran, he is truly one of Truro’s most reliable defenders.
The Bearcats have a busy schedule leading into the final stage of the regular season.
First up was a trip to Yarmouth last night to face the Mariners in the race for first place in the EastLink Division.
Tonight, the Bearcats host the Metro Shipbuilders in the inaugural game at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Game time 7 p.m.
Sunday, the Bearcats are at home again for a 7 p.m. game with the Mariners.
Tuesday, Truro heads to Dartmouth for a 7 p.m. game with the Shipbuilders.