Bearcats cruise to Game 1 victory

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NEW GLASGOW – The Truro Bearcats have drawn first blood in their Maritime Junior Hockey League Eastlink Division final series against the Pictou County Weeks Crushers.

Jordan McNaughton, right, of the Truro Bearcats defends against Jordan McInnis of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers in front of goalie Chris Festarini during Game 1 of the Maritime Junior Hockey League Eastlink Division final series Wednesday night in New Glasgow.

The Bearcats skated to a 6-2 victory on Wednesday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in the opening game in the best-of-seven affair.

Game 2 is Thursday in Truro at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, beginning at 7 p.m. Game 3 is in Truro on Saturday, also at 7 p.m.

Brandon Bazinet, Daniel Poliziani, Kyle Tibbo, Jacob Smith, Brandon Pye and Jordan Wentzell scored for the Bearcats, while Mitchell Deruelle and Regan Spears replied for the Crushers.

Bearcats goaltender Chris Festarini made 37 saves for the win, while Truro fired 37 shots at Brandon Thibeau.

Attendance was 1,315.

Organizations: Pictou County Wellness Centre, Rath Eastlink Community Centre

Geographic location: Truro

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