BEARCAT BYTES – Blanchard fitting in well

Published on February 2, 2017

Truro Bearcats forward Nic Blanchard.

©Joey Smith/TC Media

TRURO N.S. – Bearcat-of-the-Week honours go to veteran junior Nic Blanchard.

He picked up points in both losses last weekend, a goal against Amherst and an assist in the Crusher game.

Since coming to the Bearcats in January from the Valley Wildcats, he’s

appeared in eight Bearcat games, picking up four goals and 10 assists.

His season totals stand at 17 goals and 30 assists. His role on the go-to-unit with Kyle Tibbo and Zach Moody has been a positive one.

He started with the Kentville Centennial Program, switching to the Acadia minor association at the atom level.

In the first year of the major bantam league, he suited up with the Valley Wildcats, leading the league in scoring with 49 goals and 20 assists in 31 games and was named MVP.

Next up were two seasons with the Valley Midget Wildcats, again leading the league in scoring (37 goals, 36 assists) and being named regular season and playoff MVP in the second year.

The 2012 Acadie-Bathurst draft pick played the last three seasons with the Titan, contributing 67 points in 184 Major Junior games.

He’s excited to be a Bearcat and in a contending environment to finish off his junior eligibility.

Winter Long John Festival

Buy a ticket for tonight’s game against Yarmouth, then use it for free admission to Saturday’s game with the Woodstock Slammers. Skate with the Bearcats will follow Saturday’s game.

Mark on your calendar

Make-up game vs Yarmouth scheduled for Wed. March 1.

On tap

Tonight the Bearcats face the Yarmouth Mariners at the RECC at 7 p.m. Saturday, the Woodstock Slammers face the Bearcats at 7 p.m. at the RECC. Next Wednesday, the Bearcats are in Valley for a 7 p.m. makeup game.


Nic Blanchard

Hometown: Kentville

Size: 5’10”–195 lbs.

Age: 20

Position: Forward

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