Hometown: Creignish, N.S.
H-W: 6-ft. 1-in.; 185 lns.
Bearcat-of-the-week honours went to forward, James Walker. In the two home wins on the weekend, he scored two goals and assisted on two others.
The 200-ft. acquisition from the Miramichi Timberwolves plays a steady, physical game along the wall, earning powerplay duty as well.
He got his hockey start in the Port Hawkesbury and Port Hood minor associations. At the bantam level, he suited up with the Nova Junior X-men Majors for a few years before starting the 2014-15 season in Ottawa with the CIHA Voyageurs Minor Midget Prep. The next two seasons he played with the Rothesay Netherwood Prep Program, scoring well in League and exhibition play. Three years ago, the 2016 Amherst pick played with the Brockville Braves (CCHL). Last year he came to Miramichi, scoring 19 goals and adding 14 assists. The Bearcats acquired his rights at the trade deadline.
The Bearcats hit the road this weekend before returning to the friendly confines at the RECC on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29. SKATE WITH THE BEARCATS Skate With the Bearcats will follow the Saturday game.
Friday the Bearcats are in Bridgewater for a 7 p.m. game against the South Shore Lumberjacks.
Saturday the Bearcats will be in Yarmouth to face the Mariners.
To date, he’s accumulated 12 goals and 23 assists for the season. He brings plenty of tools to the club.