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BEARCAT BANTER: Blackmore an offensive force

G Blackmore has been named Truro Bearcats player of the week after productive outings during a pair of games in New Brunswick.
G Blackmore has been named Truro Bearcats player of the week after productive outings during a pair of games in New Brunswick. - FILE PHOTO

G Blackmore stood out offensively in a pair of recent games and has been named Bearcat of the Week.

The veteran forward scored one goal and assisted on two others in Campbellton and added pair of goals and a helper in Miramichi – quite a contribution for a team needing that leadership.

G was named the game’s first star in both road wins.

G got his hockey start in the Truro and Area Minor Association, and played a pair of seasons with Truro Major Bantam Bearcats. He grew his game the next year with the CEC high school team, before spending two seasons with the Weeks Major Midgets. His second midget year saw him lead the league in scoring and being named MVP. He joined the Bearcats for their playoff run in 2016-2017, scoring nine goals and five assists en route to a MHL championship and Fred Page Cup appearance.

Truro’s 2016 terrirorial pick spent all of the 2017-2018 season with the Moncton Wildcats. He returned to the Bearcats last year, becoming a fan favourite. This year, as assistant captain, he’s expected to provide speed, grit and scoring in his leadership capacity.

Busy times

This weekend the Bearcats will wear their Pink in the Rink team jersey in both home games. They will be auctioned off, with bids closing at 10 p.m. on Nov. 9. Proceeds will go to support the work of Dragon Boat Team SOS. All bids must be texted to 902-986-8287. Check the tracker at trurojrabearcats.ca.

Looking ahead, the Bearcats will hold the annual Teddy Bear Toss, in support of the Christmas Index, on Saturday Nov. 30. Let’s prepare.

On tap

Friday the Bearcats host the Valley Wildcats, before a Saturday home game against the South Shore Lumberjacks. Both games get underway at 7 p.m. Monday, the Bearcats are in Amherst for a 2 p.m. game against the Ramblers.

PROFILE

G Blackmore

Hometown: Millbrook

Number: 12

Age: 20

Position: Forward

Size: 5-9, 180 lbs.

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