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Bearcats fall to Blizzard

Dylan Burton of the Truro Bearcats and Alex Lavoie of the Edmundston Blizzard race for a loose puck near goaltender Francis Asselin during MHL Showcase action on Wednesday. The Blizzard prevailed 4-2.
Dylan Burton of the Truro Bearcats and Alex Lavoie of the Edmundston Blizzard race for a loose puck near goaltender Francis Asselin during MHL Showcase action on Wednesday. The Blizzard prevailed 4-2.

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – The Truro Bearcats suffered a pair of losses at the Maritime Junior Hockey League Showcase this week.

After a 4-1 loss to the Miramichi Timberwolves on Tuesday, the Bearcats fell 4-2 to the league’s top team, the Edmundston Blizzard, on Wednesday.

The Showcase featured all 12 teams playing two games in Summerside.

Liam Leonard held the hot hand for the Blizzard on Wednesday, scoring one goal and adding three assists, as his team won for the eighth time in nine games this season.

Frederic Beauchesne-Dubuc, Alex Lavoie and Maxime Grandmaison also scored for the Blizzard.

Riley Baggs and Cameron MacLeod scored for the Bearcats (5-5-0), while Francis Asselin earned the goaltending win over Kevin Resop.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Bearcats, coming after a five-game winning streak.

The Bearcats hit the road for a pair of games in New Brunswick this weekend. Tonight, they visit Campbellton, followed by a Saturday game in Miramichi.

Their next home game is Oct. 20 against the Pictou County Weeks Crushers (RECC, 7 p.m.).

 

 

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