TRURO – It’s an exciting time for the Truro Bearcats.
The Bearcats (38-9-0-5) are fresh off finishing the regular season atop the EastLink Division, an 11-0-0-1 run to the end pushing them two points clear of the Yarmouth Mariners (37-10-2-3).
There’s the celebration of Kyle Morrison becoming the first Bearcat to win the MHL scoring title, the opening of the shiny new RECC and the Fred Page Cup this spring.
“It couldn’t be coming together any better,” Bearcats president Keith MacKenzie said.
The Bearcats open their playoff run Saturday at 7 p.m. against the winner of a mini series between the fourth-place Pictou County Crushers (28-19-4-1) and fifth-place Bridgewater Lumberjacks (10-39-0-3). The best-of-three set got underway last night in Bridgewater.
But with a new postseason and a new arena to play it in comes a few tweaks in the ticket-buying process.
As always, fans can purchase tickets at MacQuarries Pharmasave. But this season, tickets can also be purchased at the RECC box office Monday to Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at 893-2224 and online at www.ticketpro.ca.
All tickets will be assigned to a seat and fans can select where they would like to sit upon purchase of their ticket, which cost $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.
Season ticket holders who reserved their seats for the postseason will continue to have access to those seats.
MacKenzie said he believes Colchester County fans will support the team throughout its playoff run with crowds of more than 1,200 showing up to the final two regular season games at RECC following the opener which drew 2,800 fans.
“We’re very pleased with the gates,” MacKenzie said. “We couldn’t be happier.”