9 Brandon Bazinet
Val Caron, Ont.
5’10, 165 lbs.
Assembling a hockey team is much like putting a puzzle together.
The hope is all the pieces fit. The Bearcats have been cautious over the years when bringing in junior players who gained their playing experience elsewhere. It seems the scouts have done well again, obviously doing their homework in the case of 19-year-old forward Brandon Bazinet.
Bazinet comes to the Bearcats with a year of experience with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, where he was just short of averaging a point per game, but was named the league’s best defensive forward.
For sure, a two-way player well versed in the benefits of that style of game is a natural in a Bearcats uniform.
Other experienced newcomers on the current roster are goalie, Jordan Kennedy (20) who is a fourth-year junior with experience in the QMJHL and MHL. On defence are Daniel Poliziani (20), who spent the last two years in the OHL with the Guelph Storm, and Jordan McNaughton (19) who has played in the OHL with the Brampton Battalion and Windsor Spitfires. Jacob Smith (18), a forward acquired from the Kemptville 73s (CCHL), will likely make his debut this weekend.
Truro’s only game of the weekend will feature a visit from the Pictou County Crushers. The game gets underway Saturday at RECC at 7 p.m.