Mcgovern a solid blueline presence
Position: Defence H-W: 6-2, 205 lbs.
Bearcat-of-the Week honours went to second-year defenceman, Jack Mcgovern.
At 18, he’s one of the young veterans the Bearcats count on for strength and leadership in the defensive zone.
He’s doing those things and chipping in offensively as well. Last Friday he picked up a goal and an assist in the 4-3 loss to Yarmouth, then followed with a first- period goal against the Crushers in the 3-0 victory. Jack got his hockey start in the Dartmouth Whalers system, working his way through the ranks to the major bantam level where he experienced Atlantics competition. Next up was a two year stint with the Dartmouth Major Midgets. He won provincials in his first season, played in Atlantics, and gained exposure at the Telus Nationals in Saint John.
At the end of that 2015-2016 season, he was drafted by the Bearcats and Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL.
His Q-league rights were traded to Halifax where he experienced a solid camp before reporting to the Bearcats and playing his rookie year last season.
He was well mentored, now it’s part of his role. A MHL rookie all- star, he has plenty to offer at both ends of the rink.