Bearcats en­joy four-point week­end

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS - TRURO NEWS STAFF

The Truro Bearcats got their power play un­tracked on Sun­day and earned a 4-2 vic­tory over the Mi­ramichi Tim­ber­wolves in Mar­itime Ju­nior Hockey League ac­tion.

The win gave Truro a four-point week­end, com­ing on the heels of a 6-1 tri­umph over the Val­ley Wild­cats in Ber­wick on Satur­day.

In Sun­day’s mati­nee at the Rath East­link Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, the Bearcats went 3-for-4 with the man-power ad­van­tage to earn vic­tory front of a crowd of 570.

Truro en­tered the con­test with a league worst-power-play ef­fi­ciency rate of just over 11 per cent.

The Bearcats and Tim­ber­wolves were tied 1-1 after the open­ing frame but Truro scored twice in the sec­ond to take a 3-1 lead after 40 min­utes.

Jar­rett Wood scored to bring Mi­ramichi to within one early in the third, but the Bearcats put it away with an empty-net goal by Shaun Bily, from Luke Macmil­lan, at 19:23.

Truro cap­tain Dy­lan Bur­ton scored a pair of goals with Car­son Lanceleve pick­ing up the other. Bily had a pair of as­sists to go with his empty-net­ter. Chris Mur­phy had the Tim­ber­wolves’ first-pe­riod marker.

Net­min­der Alec Mac­don­ald earned the win, turn­ing aside 31 of 33 Mi­ramichi shots. At the other end, Ste­wart Bag­nell faced 38 Truro shots. Satur­day in Ber­wick, the Bearcats car­ried a 4-0 lead into the third pe­riod.

Karter Re­nouf scored twice for Truro, with sin­gles go­ing to G Black­more, Cole Ju­lian, Caleb Hart and Lauchie Mac­don­ald.

Bren­nan Laverty had the lone Val­ley goal, com­ing mid­way through the third. Myles Hek­tor stopped 26 shots for the win.

Next up for the Bearcats is a con­test against the league-lead­ing Mariners Fri­day night at 7:30 p.m. in Yar­mouth. Satur­day, they host the Pic­tou County Weeks Crush­ers at 7 p.m. at the RECC.

Sus­pen­sions

– Bearcats for­ward Ryan Porter was sus­pended last week for three games after vi­o­lat­ing the league’s so­cial me­dia pol­icy.

– Ed­mund­ston Bliz­zard de­fence­man Chase Carter, of Cam­den, was sus­pended for 12 games after re­ceiv­ing a match penalty for a blow to the head on Truro’s Will Mizuik dur­ing a Nov. 24 game in Ed­mund­ston.

TRURO NEWS PHOTO

Cam­don Lan­glois of the Truro Bearcats heads up ice with a Tim­ber­wolves player hot in pur­suit. The Bearcats scored three times on the power play to take a 4-2 de­ci­sion against Mi­ramichi in Mar­itime Ju­nior Hockey League ac­tion Sun­day the RECC.

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