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BEARCAT BYTES: Rookie forward Hart making a big contribution

Rookie forward Gavin Hart has been named Truro Bearcats player of the week. File photo
Rookie forward Gavin Hart has been named Truro Bearcats player of the week. File photo

TRURO, N.S. – Bearcat of the Week honours went to rookie forward Gavin Hart.

In Friday’s 5-3 comeback win over the Miramichi Timberwolves, he picked up the winning goal on a fine individual play, racing a defender to the puck, then going hard to the net. That effort was rewarding.

For the season, he’s picked up four goals and nine helpers, seeing time on the go-to unit.

He came up through the Truro and area minor program, at all times displaying a strong offensive game. At the bantam level, with the Truro Bearcats, he picked up 31 points as a rookie, followed by a 32-goal, 19-assist second season, averaging 1.34 points per game over the 61-game span.

Last year, as a Pictou County Weeks Midget, he scored 19 and assisted on 21 others. The Bearcats selected him as a 2017 territorial choice, as well as being a Halifax Moosehead pick.

After a strong major junior camp, he returned to the Bearcats while remaining a Moosehead affiliate. His adjustment to the junior level has been a good one.

Profile

Gavin Hart

Hometown: Bible Hill

Age: 16

Position: Forward

Number: 12

H-W: 5-7, 160 lbs.

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Hit the road

All Bearcat regularly scheduled MHL games for the month of December are on the road with stops in Pictou County, Yarmouth, Berwick, Woodstock, St. Stephen and Edmundston.

Bearcat fans can catch them in exhibition action against the Czech Republic on Friday, Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m.at the RECC.

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On tap

Friday, the Bearcat finish off their week with a 7:30 start in Yarmouth against the Mariners.

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