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Bantam Bearcats fall to league-best Hawks on home ice


The Truro Bearcats major bantams dropped a wild game over the weekend to the Halifax ACCEL Hawks, 6-3, at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre.

The Bearcats hung close throughout the game against the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League’s best team. Just seconds after Arlo Merritt opened the scoring in the first period for the Hawks, Truro’s Gavin Hart tied things up with a feed from linemate Rylan MacIntyre.

The Hawks took the lead again with four minutes to play in the first period, with Tanner Tolliver tickling the twine. The teams played to a scoreless second period, with the Bearcats outshooting the Hawks by wide margins at times.

The Hawks jumped further ahead in the third with early goals from Merritt and Matteo Flaim. Hart struck again to pull within two goals when he sniped a shot from the slot on the powerplay, midway through the period.

The Hawks went ahead by three again, however, with Andrew Drysdale scoring with 5:11 on the clock. Truro’s Riley MacInnis added one late, but the Hawks scored again on the powerplay to seal the deal.

Jacob Beaton was charged with six goals on 24 shots in the Bearcats net, while Liam Oxner made saves on 21 of 24 Truro shots.

The Bearcats have a long layoff before their next games, Jan. 16 in Dartmouth and Jan. 17 at home, facing the Joneljim Cougars.

 

The Bearcats hung close throughout the game against the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League’s best team. Just seconds after Arlo Merritt opened the scoring in the first period for the Hawks, Truro’s Gavin Hart tied things up with a feed from linemate Rylan MacIntyre.

The Hawks took the lead again with four minutes to play in the first period, with Tanner Tolliver tickling the twine. The teams played to a scoreless second period, with the Bearcats outshooting the Hawks by wide margins at times.

The Hawks jumped further ahead in the third with early goals from Merritt and Matteo Flaim. Hart struck again to pull within two goals when he sniped a shot from the slot on the powerplay, midway through the period.

The Hawks went ahead by three again, however, with Andrew Drysdale scoring with 5:11 on the clock. Truro’s Riley MacInnis added one late, but the Hawks scored again on the powerplay to seal the deal.

Jacob Beaton was charged with six goals on 24 shots in the Bearcats net, while Liam Oxner made saves on 21 of 24 Truro shots.

The Bearcats have a long layoff before their next games, Jan. 16 in Dartmouth and Jan. 17 at home, facing the Joneljim Cougars.

 

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