Bearcats enjoy four-point weekend
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.
– 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.
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.