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96 Denver Lynds
Debert, NS
6'0, 180 lbs.
17, Forward

Denver Lynds is this week's Bearcat-of-the-Week.

In Sunday's convincing win over the Campbellton Tigers, he recorded his first Maritime Junior Hockey League hat trick. This is a feat not easily or frequently accomplished. He was a threat each shift, while playing physical and with an edge.

He and his linemates, Jeff Hanes and Jordan Wentzell, have provided energy each game since the Christmas Break. He comes into this week with seven goals and four assists.

He got started in the West Colchester Minor Hockey Association before the switch to Truro for AAA competition. Midway through his bantam season, he moved to Oka, Que., to play with the Harrington Icebergs. Following a second season of prep hockey with the Icebergs, he returned home to play with the Pictou County major midgets. Last year he ventured to the Ontario Hockey Academy in Cornwall to play with the midget Mustangs. The 2012 territorial pick of the Bearcats was a 2013 pick by the QMJHL's Chicoutimi Sagueneens.

After a 48-hour major junior camp, he returned to suit up with the Bearcats. Good size and speed are a great combination when starting at the junior level.

FACE-OFF

The Truro Bearcats are pleased to recognize the Colleen Pinkney curling team as it prepares for the Senior Women's World Championship in Dumfries, Scotland, April 23 to 29. The 2010 World Champions earned the right to return to the highest level by winning the 2013 Canadian Senior Championship. The team will participate in the opening face off in Saturday's game against Yarmouth.

ON TAP

A pair of EastLink Division rivals are in town this weekend.

The Yarmouth Mariners square off with the Bearcats, Saturday at 7 p.m. at RECC.

Sunday, the ever-dangerous Amherst Ramblers are at the RECC for a 2 p.m. encounter.

Organizations: Campbellton Tigers, Maritime Junior Hockey League, West Colchester Minor Hockey Association Ontario Hockey Academy Senior Women

Geographic location: Oka, Pictou County, Cornwall Dumfries Scotland Yarmouth

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