TRURO, N.S. – The Truro Bearcats will look to draw even in their Maritime Junior Hockey League South Division semifinal series on home ice this weekend.
The Bearcats were thumped 6-1 by the Yarmouth Mariners in the opening game on Thursday. Game 2 is Saturday at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, beginning at 7 p.m.
In Game 1, The Mariners led 1-0 after one period on a Cade Neilson goal. Matt Barron made it 2-0 at 8:31 of the second and Brent Broaders struck at 13:44 on the power play for the home side. Gavin Hart gave Truro life with a goal at 17:27 of the middle frame, however, Connor Peveril scored for Yarmouth just eight seconds later to restore the three-goal lead.
Brett Crossley added two power-play goals in the third period to seal it.
Bearcats goaltender Myles Hektor made 29 saves, while his teammates fired 26 shots at Mariners puckstopper Tyler Caseley in front of a packed house of 1,261 fans at the Mariners Centre.
Three stars: 1. Brett Crossley , 2. Logan Timmons, 3. Connor Peveril