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Hart coming up big for Bearcats

Gavin Hart of the Truro Bearcats is enjoying a fine rookie season and has 10 goals, including seven on the power play.
Gavin Hart of the Truro Bearcats is enjoying a fine rookie season and has 10 goals, including seven on the power play. - SaltWire Network

Gavin Hart

No. 12

Hometown: Bible Hill

Age: 16

H-W: 5-7, 160 lbs.

Position: Forward

Bearcat of the Week honours go to rookie forward Gavin Hart.

Gavin played a big role in both Bearcat wins last weekend. Friday, he assisted on the winning goal and scored the insurance marker on the power play in a 2-0 shutout win over the Crushers.

Saturday, he assisted on the winning goal, then scored his second and third power-play goals of the weekend.

He comes into this week with 10 goals and 17 assists. Seven of those goals are of the power play variety.

Gavin came up through the Truro and Area Minor Association, at all times displaying a strong offensive game. At the bantam level, with the Truro Major Bantams, 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. He was also a draft pick of the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. 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 and his contribution is a big one.

Long John Festival

The Bearcats look forward to your participation. It’s Bearcat BOGO and then Skate with the Bearcats following Saturday’s game.

Fans who purchase a ticket for tonight’s contest against the Amherst Ramblers, will receive a free ticket to Saturday’s game against the South Shore Lumberjacks.

On tap

Tonight, the Amherst Ramblers are in town to face the Bearcats, 7 p.m. at the RECC.

On Saturday, the South Shore Lumberjacks visit for a 7 p.m. start.

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