TRURO – The Truro Bearcats are moving on in the Kent Cup playoffs.
The Bearcats completed a four-game sweep of the Valley Wildcats in their Maritime Junior Hockey League EastLink Division semifinal with a 5-0 victory Saturday in Kentville.
The Bearcats now await a winner in the other semi between the Pictou County Crushers and Amherst Ramblers. Game 6 of that series is set for Wednesday in Amherst with Pictou County holding a 3-2 edge.
Bearcats goaltender Chris Festarini made 34 saves for the shutout Saturday while captain Phillip Fife scored a pair of goals. Tyler Morrison added a goal and an assist and Denver Lynds and Kyle Tibbo rounded out the Truro scoring.
Blade Mann-Dixon stopped 43 shots in the Valley net.