Full steam ahead
The Truro Bearcats are 2-0 for August.
Granted, the games were exhibition in nature but wins are wins and the games did illustrate the Bearcats were heading in the right direction.
Like most other junior teams in the country, the Bearcats roster remains somewhat unsettled. Even though the majority of the team to start the season is here, the watch continues for those players in the major junior bubble.
In the meantime, the goal is to get the players on the same page and to enhance the mental approach on and off the ice.
Tonight the Bearcats visit the Pictou County Wellness Centre to face the Pictou County Crushers. The game gets underway at 7 p.m.
This is another one of those rivalries which doesn’t require much prompting. Fans from both sides should vividly recall the divisional semifinal last March. The next round of intensity begins tonight.
The Crushers have 14 returning players and appear to have filled the holes well through the draft, trades and acquisitions.
The Crushers return the visit this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Colchester Legion Stadium. Fans are reminded that season passes (with seats) are available at the Bearcat office at 640 Prince Street. Holders enter a draw for one of four reserved parking spots at the RECC for all Bearcats games.
To change the channel a bit, the Fred Page Cup 2013 Committee is pleased to put a wrap on the event. The hockey was great; the Bearcats won their first Eastern Canadian Championship; the community volunteer and corporate support was overwhelming; and, revenue exceeded expenses by $2,094.
The surplus will be turned over to the Truro and Area Minor Hockey Association to assist young players in need of financial support.
TAGLINE: Gerry Hale is media relations co-ordinator for the Truro Bearcats junior A hockey club