Keep petal to metal

February 23, 2017
By Gerry Hale

No matter how many games you play, no two are alike – the beauty of the sport.

Last Friday, against Amherst, the Bearcats were out of the gate quickly, firing on all cylinders. That was not the case in previous outings this year against the Ramblers.

Truro played their game the right way sustaining pressure and dominating all facets of the game. In this one, the Ramblers had no response.

Saturday, the Summerside Capitals came to town and outworked the Bearcats in the early going. Truro, coming off an emotional win, took the Capitals for granted.

This was a back-and- forth game bolstered by strong goaltending at both ends. A spectacular shootout goal gave the Bearcats verdict.

Monday, the Bearcats pulled off a close win in Amherst. Truro again had a great start but the Ramblers didn’t go away. This was a playoff style game between two teams who could see each other in the post season. It took six months, but it showed the Bearcats can beat them – home or away.

Call it a successful weekend. Three games, three wins and coming into the week tied with Yarmouth for second spot, three points behind the Crushers.

The Bearcats have six games remaining. All, but one, are on the road.

That’s a challenging way to finish off a schedule. It is what it is so the focus will be on winning games and playing well when playoffs appear.

Friday, the Bearcats will be in Yarmouth. The Mariners have yet to beat the Bearcats in four outings, including shootout losses in the last two. This will be Yarmouth’s last opportunity to change the channel at home. It may well be declared Yarmouth’s biggest game of the year.

Sunday, Truro is in Dieppe to face the Commandos. The clubs each hold a home win over the other, and both are in second spot and looking up.

Next Wednesday, March 1 st the Bearcats are at the RECC (7:00pm) to face the Mariners. There is no need to speak of the importance of this one.

This stretch run in the Eastlink South Division has been a good one which will likely continue to the final game.

From a fan’s perspective, it couldn’t be better.

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