TRURO – A tough go at the minor midget Atlantic hockey championship continued Friday night for the Truro MU Rhino Renovations Bearcats.
The Bearcats were nipped 4-3 in overtime by the Newfoundland champion Northern Huskies in the final game of the day at Colchester Legion Stadium. The setback drops the Bearcats to 0-3.
The Bearcats, who had their hearts set on gold at the event, take on the New Brunswick champion Moncton Hawks (0-3) at noon today in what is a must-win contest for both sides to have any hope of qualifying for Sunday’s 9 a.m. bronze-medal tilt.
The loss came on the heels of a 2-1 overtime setback to P.E.I.’s Pownal Red Devils earlier in the day. The Bearcats led that contest 1-0 with 37 seconds remaining.
Devon Costello was the hero for the Huskies, potting the winner 4:03 into the extra frame.
The Bearcats got on the board first with Sander Manley netting a power-play tally at 11:56 of the first period. The Huskies pulled even with 19 seconds remaining on a tally from Brad Robinson before Alex McNutt and Connor Lynds gave Truro a 3-1 lead by 7:46 of the second.
Robinson netted his second of the night at 4:27 and Costello sent it to overtime at 11:27 of the third.
Matt MacCallum was tagged with the loss after 23 saves while Jeremy Payne kicked out 43 Truro attempts.