Re­sop takes the reins be­tween the pipes

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS -

Kevin Re­sop

Home­town: St. Peters­burg, Fla.

Age: 20

Po­si­tion: Goal­tender

No: 30 Six-foot-three, 204 pounds

Goal­tend­ing is the back­bone of any suc­cess­ful team. It’s clearly been the case with the Truro Bearcats and that trend will con­tinue.

The ac­qui­si­tion of vet­eran Kevin Re­sop, gives the cur­rent edi­tion of Bearcats an ex­pe­ri­enced leader who is ex­cited with the prospects of this group.

He will serve as an ex­cep­tional men­tor for his tan­dem part­ner. Alec Mac­Don­ald, both un­der the di­rec­tion of for­mer Bearcat and cur­rent goal­tend­ing coach Ja­cob Fancy.

Re­sop got his hockey start on the streets of his home­town be­fore don­ning the blades with the El­leton Eels. He soon moved on to the Tampa Bay Light­en­ing 96 AAA pro­gram. Next up was a twoyear stint with the Shat­tuck St. Mary’s pro­gram.

As a goalie with the Bos­ton Jr. Bru­ins (U18) in 2013-14, he was named goal­tender of the year in the USPHL (1.84 GAA). The Hal­i­fax Moosheads drafted him in 2014 and over the next three years he played 79 Moose­head games.

The Bearcats ob­tained his ju­nior A rights for the OCN Bliz­zard in July and a huge piece in the Bearcat puz­zle was in place.

21st sea­son

Through­out the sea­son, the Bearcats will ac­knowl­edge the suc­cess of the first 20 years.

At the home opener, the or­ga­ni­za­tion will ac­knowl­edge the con­tri­bu­tion of two re­tir­ing mem­bers of the or­ga­ni­za­tion — Keith MacKen­zie (president) and Harold Bark­house (statis­ti­cian).

On tap

The Bearcats are in Yar­mouth tonight to open the sea­son. Game time is set for 7:30 pm.

Satur­day, the Bearcats will host the St. Stephen County Aces in the home opener. The game gets un­der­way at 7 p.m.


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