A good time to recharge the batteries
Playing your best in spurts does not guarantee success.
Sometimes it enables you to dodge bullets; sometimes it doesn’t.
Well, the Truro Bearcats saw both sides of that game on the weekend.
Saturday, at home to the Pictou County Crushers, the Bearcats had a great first period, then hung on the rest of the way.
The Bearcats didn’t give the Crushers much, but the goaltending was key. Timely stops nulli-fied the fact the Bearcats were being outplayed.
Once into OT, anything can happen. Truro got the goal. e Bearcats take the 2-1 overtime win.
Sunday, in Berwick, the Bearcats were unable to fend o the Valley Wildcats’ tenacity. That team well deserved the 4-0 shutout win over Truro.
Except for the last 10 minutes of the rst period, the Bearcats were in trouble. A goal, called back, set the tone.
In sport you can’t always control what happens, but you can control how you react to it. Truro’s reaction did not enhance the team’s ability to compete.
The Bearcats had picked up points in 10 consecutive games. That feat ended with the loss to the Wildcats. So, too, did the share of the Eastlink South Division’s second place with Amherst.
Mentally, the team was not in a good frame of mind. Saturday, the Bearcats had 11 rst-period shots, then followed with four in each of the second and third frames.
Sunday, the Bearcats had 23 rst period shots, then three and six the rest of the way. Sometimes shot count speaks volumes.
So, the Bearcats enter this week looking to recharge the batteries and focus on what helps them to achieve. It’s about team details.
Injuries have taken its toll; however, that happens at times to all teams and you work through it. is creates opportunities, but players have to take advantage of it.
Tonight, the Bearcats are o to Amherst to face the Ramblers at 7 p.m. ey’ve split two meetings, each winning by a sizable margin.
ere will be no pleasantries exchanged in this one. ere were plenty of reworks in the last outing.
The Bearcats don’t play at home again until Friday, Nov. 16, when they host the Yarmouth Mariners.