Go for it

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS - Gerry hale is me­dia re­la­tions co-or­di­na­tor of the truro Bearcats ju­nior a hockey club.

No­body ever said it was go­ing to be easy.

If there was any doubt, the 11 Bearcats new to the MHL can em­phat­i­cally ac­knowl­edge the truth to that state­ment.

All four Bearcat games to date have been close. The se­cret is find­ing a way to win.

Last Fri­day, the Pic­tou County Crush­ers had early ter­ri­to­rial ad­van­tage. Be­ing sec­ond-best in races for the puck wasn’t go­ing to cut it for the Bearcats.

It wasn’t the start Truro wanted. The Bearcats re­cov­ered, played the Crush­ers straight up, got a good bounce, then won the game.

Again, it’s been proven there is no such thing as a bad shot on net. This was an early sea­son char­ac­ter win.

Satur­day, the Bearcats had a great open­ing, pick­ing up a pair of goals be­fore the game was four min­utes old. Un­for­tu­nately, the Val­ley Wild­cats wouldn’t go away.

While the Bearcats cre­ated mul­ti­ple chances, their flow was fre­quently cur­tailed by tak­ing un­nec­es­sary penal­ties. They went the shootout route to claim that win.

Earn­ing two wins over di­vi­sional com­pe­ti­tion is al­ways huge. En­ter­ing the last week of September, it ap­pears fans should gear up for some real bat­tles for po­si­tions in the Stand­ings.

The Bearcat fo­cus re­mains on teach­ing the ba­sics and stress­ing team unity. Sys­tems are not fully in place but are clearly in sight.

This week­end is an­other full one. Fri­day, the Yarmouth Mariners are in town, and on Satur­day, the Camp­bell­ton Tigers visit the RECC. Both games are set for 7 p.m.

The Mariners have been the hottest team in the Eastlink South Divi­sion, win­ning their four starts, all on Yarmouth ice. Truro will have its work cut out.

The Bearcats rec­og­nize the strong nu­cleus of re­tun­ing Mariners who own a win over Truro. The Bearcats want to even that up.

The Camp­bell­ton Tigers are in a re­build. While the Bearcats know lit­tle about that ros­ter, they should be ready for a full 60 min­utes.

Bearcat fans should ex­pect a pair of com­pet­i­tive games. Watch­ing their team grow their game is ex­cit­ing.

Gerry hale Bearcat Ban­ter

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