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2018 Spring ID Registration Form

The Truro Major Bantam 2018-19 Spring ID Camp will start on Friday, May 4th.  All ice times are at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre (RECC).   Any Bantam-aged player from Colchester and Cumberland Counties wanting to try out for the 2018-19 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season must register with the Truro Major Bantam Hockey Club (Minor Hockey Associations: TAMHA, West Colchester, South Colchester, Tatamagouche, Cumberland, Parrsboro). Cut and paste link below into a browser for registration form. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LAzO46eGQ1LhFhakVqyHP7A3ESgik0TU0OzEBSRqGyk/edit?usp=sharing
Apr 25, 2018

21-Player Protected List

Below is the 21-player protected list for the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats. We thank all players for participating and wish those players not moving on in the process the best of luck in their upcoming season. Releases will be e-mailed within the next 24 hours.http://trurobantam.goalline.ca/files/21_player_protected_list_august_27_2017.pdf
Aug 27, 2017

Rosters Set For Early Bird Tournament

http://trurobantam.goalline.ca/files/game_rosters_for_gulls_early_bird_tournament_aug_24_2017_-_final_version.pdf  
Aug 24, 2017

Training Camp Schedule

Tryouts for the 2017-18 Truro Major Bantam Bearcats are now underway. The full schedule can be found below: http://trurobantam.goalline.ca/files/2017_training_camp_schedule_aug_14_2017.pdf
Aug 21, 2017

SPRING ID CAMP & CHECKING CLINIC

See below link for registration details and dates/times.  Registration Deadline: May 11, 2017  5pm Contact Greg Mullen at gmullen@burchellmacdougall.com with any questions. http://trurobantam.goalline.ca/files/registration_form_-_2017_spring_id_camp_&_checking_clinic.pdf  
Apr 11, 2017

Line-Up for Sept. 6 Exhibition Game vs. Wear Well Bombers

Goalies: 1. J. Elgallad 2. B. Uberoi Defence: 1. T. Greatorex 2. M. Hunter 3. S. Isenor 4. J. LeBlanc 5. M. Lloyd 6. M. MacPhee Forwards: 1. J. Fagioli 2. C. Flemming 3. B. Fraser 4. H. Kolke 5. C. McAndrew 6. J. Melanson 7. T. Mombourquette 8. O. Mullen 9. J. Whitford
Sep 5, 2016

Roster for Sept. 3 Exhibition Game vs. Kings Mutual

Goalies: 1. A. Cutten 2. J. Elgallad Defence: 1. J. Bolger 2. M. Hunter 3. S. Isenor 4. J. LeBlanc 5. M. Lloyd 6. M. MacPhee 7. N. Peters Forwards: 1. J. Fagioli 2. C. Flemming 3. H. Kolke 4. R. MacKinnon 5. C. McAndrew 6. J. Melanson 7. T. Mombourquette 8. M. Putnam 9. J. Whitford
Sep 2, 2016

21 Player Protected List

The players protected as part of the 21 player protected list required to be submitted to the League by August 28, 2016 are as listed in the below link: Thanks to all players for their hard work and great efforts during the past week of tryouts.
Aug 28, 2016

Rosters for Exhibition Tournament Games

The rosters for this weekend's four exhibition tournament games have been finalized and are found on the below link. http://trurobantam.goalline.ca/files/rosters_for_gulls_pre-season_tournament_aug_25_2016_v_2.pdf  
Aug 25, 2016

Truro Bearcats Major Bantam Hockey Club Training CAMP DATES and TIMES

All players are guaranteed 2 practices, 1 off-ice testing session and a minimum of 2 exhibition games (possibility of 3).   Phase 1:                   COST: $125 Monday, Aug 22        5:45pm-6:00pm Registration/Player                                           Check-In at Entrance to Dressing Room area at RECC Monday, Aug 22        6:30pm-6:50pm Parent Meeting (RECC) Monday, Aug 22         7:00pm-8:20pm Practice (RECC) Tuesday, Aug 23        5:30-6:50pm Practice (RECC) Wednesday, Aug 24   6:00-7:00pm Off-ice Testing (RECC) Saturday, Aug 27       11:30am-1:00pm Game vs. Landworks Gulls (Spryfield Lyons Rink) Saturday, Aug 27       6:30-8:00pm Game vs. Bedford Barons (Spryfield Lyons Rink) Sunday, Aug 28        8:30-10:00am Game vs Dartmouth Whalers (Spryfield Lyons Rink) Sunday, Aug 28        1:30-2:45pm Game vs Pro Hockey Life Harbour Storm (Spryfield Lyons Rink) Sunday, Aug 28      First round of Releases   Phase 2:                  COST: $100 Tuesday, Aug 30        5:30-6:50pm Scrimmage (RECC) Wednesday, Aug 31   6:30-8:30pm Exhibition Game vs. Wear Well Bombers (Wellness Centre, New Glasgow) Thursday, Sept 1        7:00-8:20pm Practice (RECC) Thursday, Sept 1      Second Round of Releases (Protected list of 13 skaters plus 1 goalie submitted to League) Saturday, Sept 3        3:00-5:00pm Exhibition Game vs. Kings Mutual Wildcats (RECC) Tuesday, Sept 6         7:00-8:20pm Practice (RECC) Wednesday, Sept 7    7:00-8:20pm Practice (RECC) Friday, Sept 9            Final Roster Submitted to League   Payment method: Email Transfer to gmullen@burchellmacdougall.com Password: Bearcats Cheques to: SRM Hockey Inc. and dropped off or mailed to:  710 Prince Street, Truro, N.S. B2N 5H1, Att'n: Greg Mullen
Aug 14, 2016

New Coaching Staff Announced

The staff will be comprised of: Troy Fougere - Troy is the long standing assistant coach of the Truro Jr. A Bearcat hockey team of the Maritime Hockey League.  Troy brings a wealth of experience to the Major Bantam staff, not only through his years of coaching the Jr. A. team but also through the vast amount of teaching and instructing that he has done at various hockey schools/camps throughout the Province and at Hockey Nova Scotia programs. Ali MacEachern - Ali returns to the Major Bantam staff having served the previous two seasons as an assistant coach on the staff of former coach Lou Lancelve.  Ali brings a great amount of knowledge to the staff based on his past playing experience, which includes four seasons with the Halifax Mooseheads (serving as captain of the team his last two seasons) and playing university and professional hockey following his QMJHL career. Greg Mullen - Greg has served as a minor hockey coach at various levels in the Truro and Area Minor Hockey Association for the past number of years, most recently on the coaching staff of the 2015-16 PeeWee AAA team.  In addition, Greg has coached various levels of spring hockey teams with the Nova Scotia Prospects, Atlantic Hockey Group and Acadia Hockey Development programs. The new coaching staff is eager to get the 2016-17 season underway with the spring ID camp that will be held from April 29-May 1 (details of which can be found in the below article).
Apr 6, 2016

Spring ID Camp

The Truro Major Bantam hockey team will be holding its spring ID camp for the 2016-17 season on the following dates/times at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre: Friday, April 29 - 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday, April 30 - 11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m. Sunday, May 1 - 4:00-5:00 p.m. The camp registration fee is $75.00 (payable in advance).  All players intending to participate must pre-register by e-mailing Greg Mullen at gmullen@burmac.ca.  Failure to pre-register by Thursday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. will render players ineligble to participate in the ID Camp.  Also, all players are required to attend a Hockey Nova Scotia sanctioned checking clinic prior to participation at the camp.  Further information will be provided about available checking clinics for players that require same.
Apr 6, 2016

Bearcats Headed to NSMBHL Provincial Championships

The Bearcats begin play Thursday March 17th vs Halifax @ 12:00 pm  and vs Bedford @ 6:30 pm . On Friday March 18th they vs  Nova @ 10:00 am and @ 4:00 pm vs the Gulls .  Semi Final  play begins Saturday evening  Go Bearcats !!!!!!! 
Mar 12, 2016

Former Major Bantam Bearcats Capture National Prep School Title

Goaltender Alec MacDonald and Forwards Rowan Sears and Cam Patton were members of the New Bridge Prep School U 18 Team that captured the National Championship tournament defeating Le Sommet International in the final by a score of 2 - 1 . All 3 players were part of the Truro Major Bantams for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons .Goaltender Alec MacDonald was chosen as New Bridge's Co MVP for the 2015-2016 season prior to travelling to the tournament .  We would like to congratulate these former players and wish them continued success in their future hockey endeavours , Well Done Boys
Mar 3, 2016

Martin Selected Top Defenceman At Ice Jam Tournament

Truro Major Bantam Bearcats would like to congratulate  Hunter Martin , as he  was selected Tournament Top Defenceman for the 2016 Ice Jam Tournament . Well Done Hunter !!!!!!
Jan 16, 2016

Major Bantam Players Strike Gold

Gavin Hart , Riley MacInnis and Hunter Martin were all members of HNS U15 Team that took home gold this past weekend at the Atlantic Challenge Cup held in Moncton NB.  Hart finished 2nd overall in tournament scoring with 4 goals and 4 asists in 5 games . MacInnis finished tied for 4th overall  in tournament scoring with 2 goals and 4 assists in 5 games . Congratulations to all 3 players on the Championship !!!!!
Oct 13, 2015

Former Player Receives Award

The Truro Major Bantam Organization would like to  congratulate former player  Lucas Sangster on his selection for the 2015 Bob Boucher Hockey Assistance Fund Bursary for Academic and Athletic Excellence . Lucas is a QMJHL draft pick of the Charlottetown Islanders and currently plays with the Amherst Ramblers of the Maritime Jr A Hockey League .
Oct 2, 2015

Major Bantam Alumni Mov'in On Up

Ben Higgins , Noah Archibald , Lucas Sangster and Luke Melanson have all been committed to play this upcoming season in the Maritime Jr. A Hockey League . Jack Lynds , Ryan Bakker , Matt Fougere , G Blacmore , Carson Lanceleve ,Cam Allaby and Callum Bouma have all committed to play with the Weeks Major Midgets for the upcoming season.  Alec MacDonald , Rowan Sears and Cam Patton have all committed to play Prep School at NewBridge Academy for the 2015-2016 season . Congrats to all on their hard work and dedication to the Game.
Sep 7, 2015

Line up for game Sunday Sept 6th in New Glasgow

PLAYING : COUTURE BEATON ATWATER PITCHER KING CHATFIELD MACINNIS WILLIAMS HAIGHT HART MOMBOURQUETTE BURNS THOMPKINS GRADY MACPHEE MARTIN SITTING: SCHMITT MACLEOD MACINTYRE FRASER  
Sep 4, 2015

Major Bantam Bearcats Selectected to U 15

On behalf of the Truro Major Bantam, we would like to congratulate Gavin , Hunter and Riley on making the Hockey NS U15 Team. This is a great accomplishment and surely just another big step forward in your young hockey careers, Well Done Boys !!!!
Aug 10, 2015

Summer Camp Dates 2015

Wednesday August 19th 5:30 - 7:00 pm  on ice  Thursday August 20th Game @ Gulls 7:30 pm Friday August 21st  6:30 - 8:00 pm on ice Sunday August 23rd  Game @ Halifax (Civic) 7:00 pm Monday August 24th  6:00 - 7:00 pm  on ice  Wednesday August 26th 6:30 - 8:00 pm on ice  Sunday August 30th Game @ RECC vs Halifax  1:00pm Wednesday Sept 2nd Game @ RECC vs Dartmouth 6:30 pm  Thursday Sept 3rd Game @ RECC vs Scotsburn 7:00 pm Sunday Sept 6th Game @ Scotsburn 2:30 pm Monday Sept 7th  6:00 - 7:00 pm  on ice session Wednesday Sept 9th  6:30  - 8:00 pm on ice session  Cost of Summer Camp is $ 150.00 Registration between 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm opening day Any questions email Head Coach Lou Lanceleve  lanceleve.lou@halifaxshipyard.com  
Jun 16, 2015

Higgins drafted in QMJHL draft

Former Bearcat captain Ben Higgings was drafted by the Halifax Mooseheads in the 2015 QMJHL draft . Ben played 2 seasons with the Major Bantam program before moving on to the Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets as well as being selected to represent his province at the 2015 Canada Winter Games . Congratulations Ben and we look forward with your continued success , Well Done Well Deserved 
Jun 9, 2015

Major Bantam Bearcats announce Summer Camp Roster

Hunter Martin Keegan Grady Morgan MacPhee Zachery Richards Avery Harrison Liam Atwater Matt Melanson Dante Coulter Gavin Hart Riley MacInnis Ben Williams Zach Chatfield Brody Schmitt Jackson Haight Callum MacLeod Aiden Pitcher Ben Fraser Brayden Gray Jackson Comeau Ryan McIntyre Greg Ripley Avery Hilchie Ja-Mychal Cartwright Steven Jackson
May 3, 2015

Major Bantams Announce Spring ID Camp

Friday May 1st -  5:00pm - 5:30pm Camp Registration                               6:00 pm - 6:45 pm      Checking Clinic                        6:45 pm - 7:45 pm      On Ice                         7:45 pm - 8:15 pm      Off Ice Saturday May 2nd -                      5:30pm - 7:00 pm         On Ice                      7:00 pm - 7:30 pm        Off Ice Sunday May 3rd -                      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm        On Ice                      7:00 pm - 7:30 pm        Off Ice  ALL SESSIONS WILL BE AT THE RECC Cost of Camp will be $ 50:00  If you have any questions email Head Coach Lou Lanceleve  lanceleve.lou@halifaxshipyard.com
Mar 29, 2015

Major Bantam Bearcats Selected as NSMBHL All Stars

First year forward Gavin Hart was selected to the NSMBHL All Rookie Team and Second year goaltender Alec MacDonald was Chosen as a  2nd Team All Star Selection. Congratulations to both on a very successful season. 
Mar 29, 2015

Congratulations Canada Games Team

Former Bearcat Captain Ben Higgins and Team Nova Scotia finished in 5th spot at the Canada Winter Games in BC, the highest finish by a Nova Scotia Team since 1979 ,  Huge accomplishment by ALL players and staff , Well Done #22
Mar 1, 2015

Major Bantam Bearcats Selected

Two Major Bantam Bearcats were selected to the Tournament  All Star Team at the 2015 Scotsburn Memorial Bantam Tournament  that was held in New Glasgow Feb 12 - 15 . Carson Lanceleve was selected as an All Star Forward and Callum Bouma was selected as an All Star Defenceman. The Bearcat Organization would like to congratulate both players on their All Star Selections   ...... Well Done 
Feb 16, 2015

Higgins named to Canada Winter Games

Former Major Bantam Bearcat standout Ben Higgins was recently selected to represent his province at the upcoming Canada Winter Games February 13 - March 1st in Prince George , BC . Higgins is currently in his first year with the Weeks Major Midgets in Pictou County and played in the QMJHL prospects game during the Monctonian back in November . The previous 2 seasons Higgins played for the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats scoring 20 goals / 33 assists in 61 games . The Entire Bearcat organization is proud of Ben and his accomplishments to date and know he has a bright future ahead of him . We are proud to see our players move on and enjoy success at the next level .....
Feb 1, 2015

Lynds named to NSMMHL Rookie Team

Former Bearcat Jack Lynds was selected to the NSMMHL All Rookie team for the 2014-15 season . Jack was a member of the Weeks Major Midgets this past season after spending the 2 previous years as a standout with the Major Bantam Bearcats . Jack is an great example of how hard work and determination can help you achieve success at the next level . The Entire Bearcat organization would like to congratulate Jack and wish him all the best in his bright future 
Feb 1, 2015

Christmas Index

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcat players and coaches participated in the Christmas Index  for the 4th consecutive season . The Team helped with the delivery of food and gifts to over 40 families in the Truro and Surrounding areas . 
Jan 1, 2015

Showcase Selections

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats are pleased to announce that Alec MacDonald , Carson Lanceleve , Rowan Sears and Luke Smith have been selected to represent the Truro Major Bantams at the 2014 NSMBHL Showcase .
Dec 22, 2014

2014 NSMBHL Showcase

The Truro Major Bantam Organiztion host the 2nd annual NSMBHL Showcase
Dec 22, 2014

Major Bantam Bearcats enter the Christmas Break

The Major Bantam Bearcats wrapped up the Christmas break earning 4 out of a possible 6 points , good enough to secure 4th spot in the 12 team league after 22 games played and a impressive 29 points . Even more impressive is the fact that the Bearcats have 5 losses in regulation time . Well Done Guys !!!!!!!
Dec 22, 2014

Major Bantam Players Win Gold At Atlantic Challenge Cup

Alec MacDonald , Gavin Hart , and Riley MacInnis came home with Gold Medals following Atlantic Challenge Cup play this weekend . MacDonald was a member of the HNS U 15 team while Hart and MacInnis were members of the HNS U 14 Congratulations !!!
Oct 13, 2014

Bearcats Finalize Roster for upcoming season

Truro Major Bantam Bearcats G Alec MacDonald Truro G Reid Hurlburt Valley D Luke Smith Great Village D Darius Saberi Bedford D Callum Bouma Old Barnes D Erik Munroe Halifax D Alex Hilchie East Noel D Hunter Martin Millbrook D Jakob Phillips Millbrook F Cam Patton Bible Hill F Carson Lanceleve Stewiacke F Rowan Sears Brookfield F Connor Miller Debert F Tyler Schnurr Hammonds Plains F Gavin Hart Bible Hill F Riley MacInnis Bible Hill F Cody MacDonald Bible Hill F Ben Williams Tantallion F Keegan Crowell Brookfield  
Sep 8, 2014

Bearcat Players Win Gold

Returning players Rowan Sears , Carson Lanceleve , Cam Patton , Callum Bouma , Alec Mac Donald as well as hopeful's Riley Mac Innis , Keegan Crowell and Cody Mac Donald were members of the Colchester Royals Pee Wee fastball team that captured the Gold medal at the Boys U 14 Eastern Canadian Championships in St Croix . The Royals defeated Tavistock Ontario 4 - 2 in the semi finals and downed Kitchener Waterloo 6 - 4 in the championship game to take home the GOLD .... Congratulations from the Entire Bearcat Organization
Aug 25, 2014

Medical Trainer Added to bench staff

Truro Major Bantams are pleased announce that Steve Lindsay will be joining them as Medical Trainer for the upcoming 2014-15 season.  Lindsay,  who will continue his work with the Jr A Team  , has an extensive background having spent the past 16 years with the Truro Jr A  Bearcats of the Maritime Hockey League as well as time with Team Atlantic U 17 Team . The Major Bantam organization would like to welcome Steve ........
Aug 16, 2014

Bearcats announce Exhibition Home Games

Truro Major Bantams play host to the Bubba Rays on Saturday August 30th at 2:00 pm and return to action  Sunday  August 31st @1:00pm when they host Halifax. Both games will be played at the RECC
Aug 14, 2014

Former Bearcats drafted to QMJHL

The entire Bearcat organization would like to congratulate former players Lucas Sangster , Round 5 to Charlottetown and Noah Archibald ,Round 7 to Moncton on being drafted to the QMJHL . Well done and we look forward to your continued success both on and off the ice ...
Jun 5, 2014

Bearcats handout the hardware!

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats had their annual banquet at Frank and Gino's restaurant in Truro on Thursday. Please find below the list of award winners: Ben Higgins- MVP/ Leading Scorer (Regular Season and Playoffs) Jack Lynds- NSMBHL- 2nd Team All Star Goalie and Coaches Award. Reuben MacKenzie- Most Improved Cam Allaby- Most Dedicated   Alec MacDonald- Rookie of the Year The Bearcats 2014 Spring Camp will be held at the RECC begining April 15th.     
Mar 23, 2014

IMPORTANT-NSMBHL Announce and Approve Tryout process

In an attempt to help better educate the participants of the NSMBHL, below we have outlined the changes made to the leagues tryout process for this year;   The following conditions apply to Spring Evaluation Camps.   ·          Only players who reside within a team’s Region may attend that team`s camp      ·  At the conclusion of the Evaluation Camp, teams must submit a protected list of not more than 25 players to the League Registrar no later than June 15th      ·  All participants in the team`s spring camp who are not included on the team`s protected list must be provided with a copy of the official player release immediately upon conclusion of the camp via email.   · Players who do not participate in their regional team`s spring camp or fall tryouts for personal reasons are not eligible to participate in another teams tryouts. Players who fail to participate in either their regional team`s spring and or fall camps and are not duly released by that team, render themselves ineligible to participate on any other league team   Players who are offered a roster position with their regional team and who refuse to accept are also ruled ineligible to participate on any other league team. Fall/Summer Evaluation Camps.               Released players may tryout for any other league team with no limitation on how many other teams they may tryout for however are only permitted to tryout for one team at a time.                        Any player residing outside a team’s Regional boundary who has been released must present a copy of the official release form as provided by their regional team before the player can participate in any tryout activity. All teams are to ensure that any player has been formally released prior to allowing the player to participate in their team tryouts.               Teams shall reduce their team tryout roster to 21 players and the list is to be submitted to the League Registrar by August 26th.               A core roster of 13 skaters and 1 goaltender is to be submitted to the League Registrar by September 1st.  For players not signed or not on the team protected list by September 1st, should the player request a release, it must be provided immediately or the player must be signed.   ·          Tryouts are to be concluded no later than September 10th In an attempt to help better educate the participants of the NSMBHL, below we have outlined the changes made to the leagues tryout process for this year;   The following conditions apply to Spring Evaluation Camps.   ·          Only players who reside within a team’s Region may attend that team`s camp      ·  At the conclusion of the Evaluation Camp, teams must submit a protected list of not more than 25 players to the League Registrar no later than June 15th      ·  All participants in the team`s spring camp who are not included on the team`s protected list must be provided with a copy of the official player release immediately upon conclusion of the camp   · Players who do not participate in their regional team`s spring camp or fall tryouts for personal reasons are not eligible to participate in another teams tryouts. Players who fail to participate in either their regional team`s spring and or fall camps and are not duly released by that team, render themselves ineligible to participate on any other league team     Players who are offered a roster position with their regional team and who refuse to accept are also ruled ineligible to participate on any other league team.   Fall Evaluation Camps.               Released players may tryout for any other league team with no limitation on how many other teams they may tryout for however are only permitted to tryout for one team at a time.                        Any player residing outside a team’s Regional boundary who has been released must present a copy of the official release form as provided by their regional team before the player can participate in any tryout activity. All teams are to ensure that any player has been formally released prior to allowing the player to participate in their team tryouts.               Teams shall reduce their team tryout roster to 21 players and the list is to be submitted to the League Registrar by August 26th.               A core roster of 13 skaters and 1 goaltender is to be submitted to the League Registrar by September 1st.  For players not signed or not on the team protected list by September 1st, should the player request a release, it must be provided immediately or the player must be signed.   ·          Tryouts are to be concluded no later than September 10th  
Mar 8, 2014

Bearcats lose game 2

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats season ended on Friday in Halifax. The Bubba Rays Gulls defeated Truro 6-3 in game 2 of the best of three playoff series. Ben Higgins led the attack scoring 2 goals. Cameron Allaby had a single marker. Allaby, Rueben Mackenzie and Matt Smith added assists. Truro's goalie Jack Lynds played another solid game stopping 31 of 37 shots that came his way. The Bearcats would like to thank their 2nd year players for their commitment and dedication this year. The Bearcats will host their annual Spring evaluation camp on April 15, 16 and 22 at the RECC. this is open to any players wishing to play at the Major Bantam hockey in 2014-15.
Mar 8, 2014

Truro to host Game 1 on March 1st

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will play host to a familiar playoff opponent, the Bubba Rays Gulls. For the forth year in a row, the Bearcats will play host the the Gulls. Game 1 will be played at the RECC in Truro at 4:00pm on Saturday March 1st.  
Feb 23, 2014

Bearcats tie Storm

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats tied the Pro Hockey Life Storm 1-1 on Saturday. Truro Goalie Alec MacDonald stopped 32 of 33 shots that came his way. Truro was outshot 33-17. The lone goal scorer for Truro was Austin McBurnie assisted by Ben Higgins. Pro Hockey Life's goal came on the power play on a point shot from Tyler Hinam. Truro will travel to Cole Harbour to face the Storm this Thursday at 630pm.
Jan 27, 2014

Bearcats play host to Storm

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will play host to the Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Storm on Saturday. Game time is 4:00pm at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro.
Jan 24, 2014

Bearcats lose in playoff round at the Ice Jam

Truro Major Bantam Bearcats participated in the 2014 Ice Jam Hockey tournament in Bedford over this past weekend. The results were: Newbridge-6 Truro- 1 Truro- 2 Kings Mutual- 1 Truro- 9 Sherwood PEI- 2 Playoff round Truro-2 Western Hurricanes-6 The Bearcats will be back in action on Saturday, January 18th in Halifax, then play at home on the 19th vs Bubba Rays in Springhill.
Jan 12, 2014

Major Bantams travel to Ice Jam

The Truro Major bantam Bearcats will be on the road this week, participating in the 2014 Chronicle Herald Ice Jam. Please find attached link to to the tournament site. http://icejam.ca/ Good Luck Bearcats!
Jan 8, 2014

Truro Major Bantams host Nova Jr Xmen

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will host the Nova Jr Xmen on Thursday Janiaury 2nd at 2pm at the RECC. This will be their first game in 2014.
Jan 1, 2014

Bearcats have challenging weekend vs top Nova Scotia teams

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats faced the top teams in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League and ran into a wall against the top teams.. On Friday the team travelled to Halifax to play the Bubba Rays Gulls and were defeated 13-1. The Gulls high power offense was too much for the Cats. Chandler MacKinnon was the lone Bearcat scorer. On Saturday, the Bearcats played the 1st placed Bedford Barons and came up on the short end of a 4-0 loss at the RECC. Goalie Jack Lynds stopped 33 of 37 shots that came his way. On Sunday, the Bearcats played host to the Western Hurricances, but 2 power play goals was the difference in the third. Ben Higgins and G. Blackmore were the Truro goal scorers. The Bearcats next see action next Saturday when they reavel to East Hants to play the Newbridge Academy Senators. Truro plays home on Sunday at 1pm at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre vs  Pro Hockey Life.
Dec 8, 2013

Bearcats to Host League Showcase-December 28th

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will play host to the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League Inaugural Showcase that will feature some of the top bantam aged hockey players in Nova Scotia on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro.    “This year’s showcase will be the first of its kind for our league. We are very excited about the opportunity to display the high level of talented athletes within our league,” said Todd Watson, President Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. “This will be witnessed not only by the community of Truro and surrounding area hockey fans. The game will also be heavily viewed by the Major Midget coaches that will evaluate the players in a high level setting. Also many of the players participating in the showcase are competing for a roster spot with Hockey Nova Scotia’s Canada Winter Games team, commented Watson. The teams will be divided into Team North and Team South. These teams will include at least two representatives from each of the 12 teams with the only other criteria being the players chosen will be finishing their final year of bantam eligibility.   The players will have a full day of activity with practice in the morning with their team, team photo/jersey to keep, meals with the teams and the game at 4:00pm.   ‘The Bearcats hockey organization are in their 4th year with their program and are excited to bring this level of play to the area over the Christmas holidays, stated Jon Stanfield, President of the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats. There is a lot of hard work -planning that goes into this type of event and we are fortunate to be the host of the inaugural showcase.”   The tickets for this game will be available the day of the game at the door. The general admission ticket for the game will be $5.00 with kids under 10 will be admitted free.   Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League Showcase Schedule on December 28th 2013   Saturday December 28th 2013   9:00am                                    Players arrive at Rath Eastlink Community Center 1000am-1100am                    Team North practice/ Team Pics 1110am-1210pm                    Team South practice/Team Pics   1215-100pm                            Team North and Staff Pre Game Meal at the RECC 100-145pm                             Team South and Staff Pre Game Meal at the RECC 215pm                                    TBD 350pm-400pm                        Warm Up 410pm-645pm                        Game 7:00pm                                     Post Game Meal in the Dressing Rooms            
Oct 22, 2013

Bearcats drop pair on the weekend

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats dropped a pair of games this past weekend. On Saturday, the Bearcats  surrendered 2 leads in the contest and allowed five unanswered in the 3rd period to come up on the short end of a 7-3 loss to the Pro Hockey Life Storm. Jack Lynds stopped 34 of 41 shots that came his way. The Bearcats Ben Higgins had a 3 point night (1 goal and 2 assists) in the loss. Cameron Patton and Connor Miller had singles. On Sunday, the Bearcats hosted the Nova Jr Xmen at the RECC. The Xmen scored the first forur goals early before Truro's Matt Smith finished a nice give and go with Higgins to make the score 4-1. The Bearcats pressed in the third, had a goal called back, but could not finish around the net. The Bearcats outshot the Xmen 33-29. Truro's starter Alec MacDomnald was pulled after surrendering 4 goals on 15 shots. Lynds came in and turned away 13. Truro will host two NSMBHL games next weekend at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. On Saturday, the Bearcats will host Bubba Rays at 4pm and on Sunday the Dartmouth Whalers visit the RECC for a 1pm contest.
Oct 20, 2013

Lynds to represent Nova Scotia.

The Truro Major Bantam organization would like to congratulate Jack Lynds on being selected to represent Nova Scotia at the upcoming Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton NB on Thanksgiving weekend.
Oct 2, 2013

MacDonald to represent Nova Scotia.

The Truro Major Bantam organization would like to congratulate Alec MacDonald on being selected to represent Nova Scotia at the upcoming Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton NB on Thanksgiving weekend.
Oct 1, 2013

Bearcats gain point in weekend series with Hurricanes.

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats travelled to Liverpool this past weekend to play two games vs the BMO Western Hurricanes and earned 1 point. On Saturday the Bearcats were led by Ben Higgins 3 point (1 goal and 2 assists) effort along with a solid 40 save performance from Jack Lynds to earn a 5-5 tie with the Hurricanes. Carson Lancleve had a good effort offensively as well contributing two assist in the game. The other goal scorers were Matthew Smith, Connor Miller, Cameron Patton and G.Blackmore. On Sunday, the Hurricanes scored four times on the power play en route to a 6-0 win. Truro goalie Alec MacDonald made 33 saves in the games. The Bearcats are on the road next Saturday and Sunday in Dartmouth and Pictou.
Sep 29, 2013

Bearcats head to Liverpool for two games.

The Truro Bearcats will travel to the Liverpool Arena to play the Western Hurricanes in a two games series this weekend.
Sep 27, 2013

Bearcats have a successful weekend

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats had a win, tie and a loss on the first weekend of the season. The following scores from the weekend: Friday, September 13th: Truro- 2 Newbridge- 1 Saturday, September 14th Truro- 3 Halifax- 4 Sunday, September 15th Truro- 2 Halifax- 2  
Sep 15, 2013

Bearcats Team Builder

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats played some paint ball as part of a team builder in Truro on Saturday. The Bearcats open their season on Friday September 13th at 7pm vs the Newbridge Academy Senators at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Sep 8, 2013

2013 Summer Camp Dates- revised August 15th

          2013 Truro Major Bantam Summer Camp ** All ice sessions are at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre ** September 6-13th is at the Colchester Legion Stadium, Truro Friday Aug 16th- 630pm-800pm Saturday Aug 17th- 10am-1130am Sunday Aug 18th- 1200pm-200pm Home game vs Cole Harbour at the RECC Monday August 19th- 630-800pm Wednesday August 21st- 630-800pm Saturday August 24- OFF ICE TESTING with Landon and Dale at RECC Sunday, August 25th- Away Game in East Hants at 6pm-800pm vs Newbridge Monday August 26th- 5:00-6:00pm (Off ice after) Wednesday, August 28th- 630-8:30pm Home game vs Pictou at the RECC Thursday, August 29th 500pm-600pm (Off Ice after) OFF- Labor Day weekend (August 30-September 2nd) Tuesday September 3rd- 730pm-900pm Thursday September 5th- OFF Ice at the RECC Friday, September 6th- 6pm-700pm at the Stadium Saturday, September 7th-  1pm-3pm vs Valley at the Stadium. Sunday, September 8th- 100pm-300pm -Away Game vs Pictou at the Wellness Centre Tuesday September 10th- 7-800pm at the Stadium Thursday, September 12th- 700pm-800pm at the Stadium (Parents Meeting 630pm) Friday, September 13th- 7:00pm- 9:00pm  Regular Season Game vs Newbridge at the Stadium Thank you       
Aug 8, 2013

Memorial Cup champions coming to the RECC on August 23rd.

Truro to welcome Moose Wildcats, Mooseheads to play pre-season game in RECC The 2013 Memorial Cup Champion Halifax Mooseheads are headed to Truro on Friday, August 23rd.  The Mooseheads and the Moncton Wildcats will battle it out in QMJHL pre-season action at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre at 7pm.   Tickets for the event go on sale Monday, July 22nd at Antlers Merchandise Store in the Halifax Metro Centre, at the RECC Box Office, and online via TicketPro at http://ww3.ticketpro.ca/venue.php?ID=496, There is a $1 service charge for the online orders.   The Memorial Cup and President Cup will be in attendance at this event for fans to get their pictures taken with the Cups.  
Jul 18, 2013

Congrats Truro jr A Bearcats-Fred Page Cup Champions!

The Truro Junior A Bearcats are Fred Page Cup Champions and will be participating at the RBC Cup National Championship May 11-19th in Summerside PEI. Congrats to former Bantam Bearcats Alumni players: Travis Moore Colby Lanceleve Daniel Perigo Jeff Hanes Mitchell Scott Cal Gloade Congrats again and good luck at Nationals!
May 6, 2013

Truro Bearcats Summer Camp Invites

Please find below the following players that have been protected by the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats and are invited back to the Summer evaluation camp in August 2013: Players: Cam Allaby 1999 Truro G Blackmore 1999 Truro  Callum Bouma 2000 Brookfield Tanner Bowen 2000 Cumberland Connor Burris 1999  Brookfield  Trent Dyas 1999 Brookfield  Kansas Hart 1999 Cumberland  Ben Higgins 1999 Truro  Reid Hurlburt 2000 Truro  Jake Joudrey 1999 Brookfield  Carson Lanceleve 2000 Truro  Jack Lynds 1999 Truro  Alec MacDonald 2000 Truro  Cody MacDonald 2000 Truro  Reuben MacKenzie 1999 Cumberland  Luke MacMillan 1999 Brookfield  Sanjen Makkarr 1999 Truro  Austin McBurnie 1999 Brookfield  Brent McNamara 1999 Truro  Connor Miller 2000 Truro  Cameron Patton 2000 Truro  Nick Redmond 1999 Truro  Rowan Sears 2000 Truro  Luke Smith 2000 Truro Matt Smith 1999 Brookfield  Charles Toole 2000 Truro  Thomas Terfry 2000 Truro  Brent Walters 1999 Brookfield Jared Weatherbee 1999 Truro Jared McIsaac 2000 Truro The Bearcats would also like to thank the former Major Bantam players, Mitchell Leblanc, Brady Meech, Blake Meech, Luke Melanson, Michael Stuart, Aaron Coleman, Lucas Rushton, Noah Archibald and Ryan Bakker for helping out at the Spring Camp.  
Apr 27, 2013

Hart to join coaching staff

Truro Bantam Major Bearcats would like to announce the addition of Truro native Dale Hart as an assistant coach   This announcement comes as the team prepares for their upcoming Spring Camp beginning on April 25th. Dale recently was an assistant coach of the Nova Scotia provincial champion, Truro Pye Chevrolet PWAAA Bearcats. Hart has coached minor hockey for the last 7 years at the Truro Minor hockey level.   He joins head coach Lou Lanceleve and assistant coach Steve Patton along with goalie coach Landon Crowe.  Coach Lou Lanceleve is very pleased to have Dale come onboard having worked with him in the past at the AAA minor hockey level in 2010.   “Dale is passionate about the game and brings a positive influence to  kids, something that the organization strives for each year , which makes him a very welcomed addition to the club, “ commented Lanceleve.   The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will be hosting their 2013 Spring Camp at the the Rath Eastlink Community Centre on April 25th-27th.    
Mar 27, 2013

Truro Major Bantam Spring Camp 2013

Bantam Aged Players (born in 1999 and 2000) in Colchester and Cumberland Counties that wish to play Major Bantam hockey for the 2013-14 season please find below the Spring Camp tryout schedule. The camp will be held at the Rath Eastlink Community Center in Truro. The cost for the 3 day camp for each player is $80.00. Schedule at the RECC for Major Bantam Spring Camp  Thursday April 25th 2013   430-530pm      Registration     600-630pm      Parent Meeting 600-900pm      Ice   Friday April 26th 2013:  600-900pm    Ice Saturday April 27th 2013:  1100-200pm   Ice Note: ***Summer Camp Invites posted on website by 300pm Saturday April 27th. These players will be invited back Sunday April 28th for a Fitness Test at 11am. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lou Lanceleve, Head Coach at 902-639-2861 or by email lanceleve.lou@halifaxshipyard.com.  
Mar 14, 2013

Congratulations Truro Pee Wee AAA Bearcats!!

The Truro Major Bantam Hockey organization would like to congratulate the Truro Pee Wee AAA Bearcats on winning the Nova Scotia banner. Best of luck at the Atlantics in Cornerbrook NF!
Mar 10, 2013

Bearcats first Skate at the RECC

Bearcats enjoy the new facility in Truro...
Feb 20, 2013

Major Bantams and the Christmas Index Program

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats helped out on Thursday and Friday with the Christmas Index program in Truro.
Dec 22, 2012

Bearcats show well at the Maritime Challenge Cup

Thr Truro Major Bantam Bearcats competed in the 19 team Maritime Challenge Cup in Saint John NB this weekend , finishing in the top 8 , and losing out in the playoff round. Truro started off with a 5 - 1 loss to Halifax. Brody Mac Phee had the lone Truro goal and game MVP was Brandon Archibald Truro bounced back with 2 wins to position themselves in the top 8 Truro 3 - Moncton 2 Brendan Starratt , Noah Archibald and Ben Higgins ( with the winner ) scored for Truro. Assists went to Archibald , Brandon MacDonald , Matt Fougere , Doug Barton Game MVP was Higgins and Jack Lynds was in net for win Truro 4 Fredericton 1 Joel Sellers , Ryan Bakker , Jevan McNutt , and Ben Higgins scored for Truro. Assists went to Barton 2 , Bakker , Higgins , Sellers , Brandon Archibald was in net for win Game MVP was Noah Archibald Quarter Final Western Hurricanes 3 - Truro 1 Ryan Bakker scored with Higgins getting assist Jack Lynds was Game MVP  
Nov 11, 2012

Truro Major Bantams have big weekend

The Truro Bearcats were undefeated in their weekend Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League home-and-home series with the Cole Harbour Storm. The Bearcats skated to a 5-5 draw Sunday after winning Saturday's tilt 3-1. Jevan McNutt, Joe Rector, Brody MacPhee, Jared Weatherbie and Noah Archibald did the scoring Sunday. Ben Higgins collected three assists and Noah Archibald had one. Brandon Archibald made 17 saves. On Saturday, Dougie Barton led the charge with a pair of goals while Brendan Starratt had the other. Jack Lynds was the winning goaltender. The Bearcats are back in action Saturday when they host the Halifax Hawks at 4:30 p.m. at Colchester legion Stadium.    
Oct 22, 2012

Bearcats support hospital function

Truro Major Bantam Bearcats took part in our very own Colchester / East Hants Health Center appreciation night. The players were on hand to welcome visitors at the door and look after coat checks on Friday as well as distributing cake and refreshments on Saturday. Well done gentlemen!
Oct 22, 2012

Bearcats strike gold!

Two members of the Truro Bearcats helped Team Nova Scotia sweep the two Male divisions at this past weekends Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton NB. Ben Higgins- Nova Scotia Under 14 Noah Archibald- Nova Scotia Under 15 Congratulations!!!
Oct 9, 2012

Bearcats drop a pair on the weekend.

On Saturday the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats were defeated in their homeopener by the Dartmouth Whalers 4-3. The Bearcats had goals from Brody MacPhee, Doug Barton and JaredWeatherbee. Assists went to Jevan McNutt (2), Ben higgins, Noah Archibaldand MacPhee. Truro goalie Brendan Archibald stopped 26 of 30 shots that came his way. "We are working hard, but just not getting the bounces, commented Head Coach Lou Lanceleve. 'As a team we are confident - will continue to work and the bounces will happen." On Sunday, the Bearcats played the Cape Breton Cougars and again came up onthe short end of a 3-0 loss. The Bearcats goalie Archibald suited up forhis second start of the weekend, stopping 25 of 28 shots. The Bearcats now sit 1-3 and are tied for 6th place in the 12 team Nova Scotia loop. Truro Bearcats do not play again until October 13th when they travel to Bedford to play the Mobil 1 Barons.
Sep 30, 2012

Bearcats to play for Nova Scotia

Two players from the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will represent Nova Scotia at the Annual Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton on the Thanksgiving weekend. Noah Archibald will suit up for the Under 15 team and Ben Higgins will wear the blue-white for the Under 14. Archibald won gold last year with the Under 14 team. Congratulations to Noah and Ben!
Sep 21, 2012

Bearcat grads will play Major Midget

The 2011-12 Truro Major Bantam Bearcats graduated eight players from their program to the Weeks Major Midget program for 2012-13 NSMMHL season. Goaltender Luke Melanson Defencemen: Aaron Coleman, Lucas Sangster and Lucas Holman Forwards: Mitchell Leblanc, Michael Stuart, Brady Meech and Lucas Rushton. Good luck boys!!
Sep 11, 2012

University Hockey in Truro

Come out and support TAMHA minor hockey charity hockey game between SMU vs UQTR on September 28th at 7pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium. This will be the third year for these games. During the first two years, we have raised over $20,000.00 for TAMHA thanks to the community and local businesses. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at MacQuarries or at the door. Thanks for your support.
Sep 10, 2012

Bearcats Summer Camp Opens

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats openned their Summer evaluation camp on Saturday at the TAAC Grounds in Truro with their physical testing. Coach Lou Lanceleve would like to thank former players, Mitchell Leblanc, Aaron Coleman,  and Lucas Holman for helping out at the testing. Also last year's trainer Bruce Sangster also was on hand to help coaches Lanceleve, Steve Patton and Landon Crowe. The Bearcats hit the ice on Monday August 20th and play their first exhibition game on August 25th at the Colchester Legion Stadium at 430pm vs the Pictou Major Bantam Crushers.
Aug 18, 2012

Former Bearcat's MVP Pugsley drafted by the Wildcats

The 2010-11 Truro Major Bantam Bearcats leading scorer and MVP was drafted to the Junior ranks twice in the month of June. The Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League drafted the NSMMHL leading scorer and league Rookie of the Year in the third round (45 overall) at the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft in Quebec City. A week later, the hometown Amherst Ramblers of the Maritime Junior Hockey League used their Territorial draft pick to select  Pugsley. Congratulations Josh and best of luck!  
Jul 3, 2012

2012 Summer Camp Invites

TRURO MAJOR BANTAM BEARCATS       2012 SUMMER CAMP INVITES            ***PLEASE NOTE; OFF ICE TESTING AUGUST 18 FROM 9AM-12PM AT THE COLCHESTER LEGION STADIUM *** Players listed below -Please forward email address (Parents) to Lou Lanceleve- lanceleve.lou@halifaxshipyard.com and Dave Ritcey dritcey@themhl.ca for team updates throughout the summer.   Player                                                                                                                           Cam Allaby                                                 Brandon Archibald                                 Noah Archibald                                     Ryan Bakker                                        Dougie Barton                                      G. Blackmore                                       Brody Deegan                                       Cole Fielding                                        Matt Fougere                                        Liam Giffen                                          Kolby Grant         `                               Ben Higgins                                          Tyler Howe                                           Jake Joudrey                                        Dallas Julien                                         Reid Lanceleve                                    Jack Lynds                                           Brandon MacDonald                         Luke MacMillan                                  Brody MacPhee                                   Jevan MacNutt                                    Kyle Miller                                            Zach Paris                                             Joesph Rector                                       Mitchell Redmond                              Nick Redmond                                     Joel Sellers                                             Taylor Smith                                        Brandon Starratt                                 Chad Tucker                                        Jared Weatherbie                                 Patrick Whitman               THANK YOU                  
Apr 22, 2012

Gulls end the Bearcats season

The Bubba Rays Gulls ended the Truro Bearcats season in the third and final game of their playoff series, with an 8-3 victory. The Bearcats forced a game 3 with a 5-0 in game 2 on Saturday. Goal scorers today for the Bearcats were Noah Archibald, Devin MacLaughlin and Brady Meech. Blake Meech and Luke Melanson shared the goaltending duties.
Mar 11, 2012

Bearcats force game 3 with Gulls

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats defeated the Bubba Rays Gulls 5-0 in game 2 to even their best of 3 series in Halifax on Saturday. Game 3 will be played at 400pm in Halifax at the Fourm. The Bearcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 2 periods on goals by Devin MacLaughlin and Aaron Colemam. In the third, Lucas Sangster,  MacLaughlin with his second on the power play and Noah Archibald scored  to make the final 5-0 and force a game 3. Luke Melanson was outstanding in the net stopped all 27 shots that came his way.
Mar 11, 2012

Bearcats look to rebound after game 1 loss

The Bearcats will look to rebound after their game 1 loss to the Bubba Rays Gulls. Bearcat's goal scorers were Noah Archibald, Brady Meech and Mitchell Leblanc. Bearcats Assists: Noah Archibald, Curtis Smith and Bradley Gallant.
Mar 4, 2012

Bearcats undefeated at Scotsburn

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats defeated Kings Mutual 6-4 on Saturday to go undefeated at the Scotsburn Hockey Tournament.. All games in the round robin counted towards the league standings. Michael Stuart led the way for the Bearcats with the hat trick. Other goal scorers were Bradley Gallant, Brady Meech and Lucas Sangster. Truro goalie Luke Melanson stopped 28 of 32 shots in the win. The Bearcats are now 4-3-3 in their last 10 games after the Xmas Break.   The Bearcats will play their last regular season game next Saturday vs Pictou at 430pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Truro will host game 1 of the best 2 of 3 series on Saturday March 3rd.  
Feb 18, 2012

Bearcats tie Hawks

The Truro Bearcats and the Halifax Hawks tied 3-3 in NS Major Bantam Hockey League play at the Scotsburn tournament in Pictou. All tournament round robin games count towards the league standings. This was a good test for the Bearcats as they held a 3-1 lead late in the third, but couldn't hold on. The Bearcat's had goals from Mitchell Leblanc, Noah Archibald and Michael Stuart. Truro's player of the game Luc Melanson stopped 36 of 39 shots that came his way. Next up for the Bearcats will be the Harbour Storm in Trenton at 230pm on Friday and then their final game is against Kings Mutual at 6pm at the New Glasgow stadium on Saturday.
Feb 16, 2012

Bearcats tie Ice Dawgs

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats tied the Dartmouth MCK Ice Dawgs 3-3 onSaturday in Truro. The Bearcats may have learned a valuable lesson- discipline. Truro wasshort handed 8 times vs Dartmouth's 2 penalties. The Bearcats opened the scoring when Mitchell Leblanc banged in a reboundon a shot from Lucas Holman. The Bearcats took a 2-0 lead when AaronColeman's shot from the point went in. Assists going to Jacob Bowers andLucas Sangster. The Bearcats had a 2-1 lead heading into the dressing roomafter 2 periods. In the third period, another power play goal by Dartmouth knotted the scoreat 2-2. With 6:52 remainning Truro took the lead 3-2 on a shot from MichaelStuart on a nice pass from Bradley Gallant with his 2nd helper of thenight. Then with only 4:25 to go, another power play goal for Dartmouth totie it up and complete the scoring. Truro goalie Blake Meech stopped 27 of 30 shots that came his way. The game on Sunday vs Pictou was cancelled due to weather. The make up datefor this game will be February 25th in Truro. The Bearcats travel to Pictou for the Annual Scotsburn Memorial tournamentwhich begins Thursday.
Feb 12, 2012

Strong showing at the Spud Tournament for the Bearcats

Truro goalie Luke Melanson led the Bantam Major Bearcats through weekendplay at the Annual Spud Tournament in Charlottetown. Melanson had twoshutouts while allowing only 6 goals in four games. Truro entered the tournament missing 4 regular players from their line up,so the team picked up Mathieu Fougere from the Bantam AA Bearcats for theweekend. The Bearcats completed the round robin schedule with a 2 and 1 record ,finishing second in their division ,and in the top 8 out of 20 teams whilescoring 8 and allowing just 2 goals against , before being eliminated inquarter finals 4 - 2. Results: Round Robin Bubba Ray Gulls 2 / Truro 1 Goal scorer Aaron ColemanMVP Luke Melanson was in nets for loss Truro 1 / Summerside 0Goal Scorer Bradley GallantShut out Luke MelansonMVP Bradley Gallant Truro 6 / Fredricton 0Scorers Bradley Gallant 2Aaron Coleman 2Devon McLaughlin 1Lucas Sangster 1Shut out Luke MelansonMVP Aaron Coleman Quarter FinalsPictou 4 / Truro 2 Scorers Noah ArchibaldBradley GallantMVP Noah ArchibaldLuke Melanson in nets for the loss. The Bearcats will host the Dartmouth Ice Dawgs on Saturday at 430pm at the ColchesterLegion Stadium and hosting Pictou on Sunday in Amherst at 12noon. These arethe last 2 homes games of the regular season for Truro.
Feb 3, 2012

Bearcats travel to Spud Hockey Tournament

Begin play on Friday vs Bubba Rays
Feb 1, 2012

Bearcats win streak stops at two

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats two game winning streak was halted on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to the Western Hurricanes. The Hurricanes opened with two goals within a span of 2:30 in the first, but prior to the end of the period Bearcats defenceman Aaron Coleman fired a puck at the Hurricane net and Bradley Gallant tipped home his 5th point in two games to bring the score 2-1 at the end of the first. Brady Meech had the other assist on the goal. Western scored at the 4:36 mark of the period to regain the two goal advantage. The Bearcats didn't quit as they kept Hurricanes goalie Aaron Mantle on his toes.  Truro goalie Luke Melanson who leads the league in minutes played stopped 33 of 36. Mantle stopped 25 of 26. The Bearcats are 3-3 in 2012 and playing excellent hockey. The Bearcats travel to PEI on Friday to play in the Annual Spud Hockey tournament this weekend. The next regular season game is February 11th when they host the Dartmouth MCK Ice Dawgs at the stadium at 430pm.  
Jan 30, 2012

Bearcats defeat Jr Xmen

Truro's Bradley Gallant found a way to make a statement with a two goal and 2 assist night in a 6-3 Bearcats win over the Jr Xmen. The Bearcats are improving each and every day as they prepare for an exciting post season. Michael Stuart and Quinn Fullerton had a three point effort. Stuart with 2 goals and an assist and Fullerton with 1 goal and 2 assists. The Gallant, Stuart and Fullerton line combined for 10 points. The other Bearcats goal scorer was Curtis Smith with assists going to Aaron Coleman and Mitchell Leblanc. Truro's Blake Meech stopped 23 of 26 shots that came his way, while Blade Mann-Dixon stopped 27 of 33. The Bearcats will be home Saturday January 28th at the Colchester Legion Stadium when they host the Western Hurricanes. Game time will be 430pm.
Jan 22, 2012

Bearcats split weekend games

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats contnue to roll on in 2012. The Bearcats split this weekend's Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League contests. On Saturday, Truro hosted the Bedford Barons. The Barons scored 3 times on the power play en route to a 4-0 win. Truro Goalie Luke Melanson stopped 25 of 29 shots that came his way. While the Bearcats fired 25 shots at the Bedford netminder. On Sunday, the Bearcats hosted the 3rd place Bubba Ray Gulls and defeated them 1-0. For the second time in two weeks the Bearcats out scored and outplayed one of the top teams in the league. Last weekend they handed the Western Hurricanes their 3rd loss of the season. Truro's captain Mitchell Leblanc was the lone goal scorer in the game with assists to Aaron Coleman and Devin MacLaughlin. Melanson was in the net again for Truro stopping all 28 shots for the shutout. The Bearcats are home again on Saturday when they host the Nova Jr Xmen at the Colchester Legion Stadium at 430pm.
Jan 16, 2012

Here come the Bearcats

On Saturday the Bearcats were in Barrington to face the Hurricane.  In the first period, Lucas Rushton opened the scoring for the visiting Bearcats and before the period ended, Jordan Messenger replied for the home town boys to even the score at 1-1 heading into the second.  A lone goal by Noah Archibald in the second gave Truro a 2-1 lead and in the third, Lucas Sangster added a third and also an empty netter to insure a Bearcat victory.  Sunday's action at the BMO Centre saw Truro and Bedford trade goals for two periods and enter the third tied at four.  The action was back and forth with both teams having opportunity to get the go ahead marker.  With 4:58 left in the third, Bedford's Luc Poirier squeezed one in on Truro's Luke Melanson to end the game at 5-4.  Also scoring for the Barons were Gregory MacMillan, Andrew Dumaresque, Brandon Pottie and Jordan Boyd.  Lucas Sangster scored two with Brady Meech and Lucas Holman firing singles for the Bearcats.  The Bedford win moves the team into sole possession of forth. Truro picked up two points on a hard road trip and moved out of the bottom of the league standings.  The Bearcast are home this weekend when they host the Bedford Barons at 430pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium and then host the Bubba Ray Gulls in Springhill at 2pm.   
Jan 10, 2012

Sangster Player of The Week

Lucas Sangster High Scoring D-Man 2012-01-09 Strong defence wins hockey games and when a D-Man also adds to the scoring, good things usually follow. Going into this past weekend play, Lucas Sangster had a total of two goals; coming out of the weekend, his total was six. The Truro Bearcats won on Saturday by a 4-1 margin  with Lucas scoring two goals and lost a close one on Sunday by 5-4 with again Lucas scoring a pair.  He has moved into the scoring lead on the Bearcats team and combined with his four goal weekend, Lucas Sangster is named "Player of the Week" in the NSMBHL. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Jan 10, 2012

Truro-Nova play to 2-2 tie

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats and the Nova Jr Xmen played to a  2-2 tie in exhibition play in Truro on Friday. The Jr Xmen took a 2-0 lead into the third period, but the Bearcats never gave up. Brady Meech took a nice feed from Lucas Rushton to cut the lead to 2-1. With only 2:32 left on the clock Bradley Gallant picked up a loose puck in front of the net and snapped it by the Nova goalie to tie it. Bearcats Blake Meech stopped 21 of 23 shots that came his way.
Dec 31, 2011

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Happy Holidays from the Truro Bearcats
Dec 21, 2011

Bearcats turning season around with a different look at the game

  TRURO - The Truro Bearcats' dressing room was a poisonous place at the start of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season. The team had missed the playoffs in their inaugural campaign the previous year and with most of that squad returning, nobody expected much from the group in Year 2. The poor attitude off the ice translated into a lackluster performance on it. "Just a lot of negativity overall going into it," Bearcats defenceman Lucas Sangster said about the start of the season. Out of the gate, the Bearcats quickly found themselves at the bottom of the 12-team league and currently hold a 2-16-2 record. "Since nobody felt good about it, nobody wanted to play. Nobody wanted to try, they just expected we were going to be the 12th place team," said Sangster, a 14-year-old Amherst resident. The start prompted the team and head coach Josh Boulton to part ways, bringing Stewiacke's Lou Lanceleve into the fold. The players were hearing about the team's woes not only at the rink, but at school as well in ribbings from their friends on Monday mornings following a weekend of blowout losses. But the teasing and the blowouts aren't happening anymore. Thanks to a change in attitude, the Bearcats have turned a corner. The wins aren't exactly rolling in yet, but they're putting the competition on notice they won't get an easy game against the red, white and black. "They're a good group of boys and they're starting to see the results," Lanceleve said. "Nobody's kicking our butts anymore." Case in point. Last weekend the Bearcats pushed the second-place Bubba Rays Gulls (14-3-2) to the brink, outshooting them 27-17 thanks to buying into systems put in place by the coaching staff and putting out the effort to make them work. "That's saying something in itself," Lanceleve said of outshooting the Gulls, one of the league's most offensively gifted clubs. "The guys are buying in and getting some confidence and they're happy." And that's what hockey is all about, Lanceleve said. "At the end of the day they're just kids and they have to have fun and want to come to the rink," he said. The Bearcats ended up losing 6-4 to the Gulls, but that's a far cry from the 7-1 drubbing in their first meeting of the season. Lanceleve said it won't be long before the wins start coming for the Truro squad. "As a coach you have to present them with what helps them and they have to start doing it every game and stay at that level," he said. "Then they'll start banging on the door and eventually break through it. They're banging on the door now." Even though there's still three and a half months left in the season, Sangster said he's already learned a valuable lesson about how attitude can affect a team. "A lot of people think it's just that we're not skilled enough but with your attitude you can really start to improve and have a top team," he said. sports@trurodaily.com
Dec 16, 2011

Coach Crowe- New active co-ordinator

From the Amherst Daily News December 6th SPRINGHILL – The title of being Springhill’s active living co-ordinator has been passed on, this time to a familiar face from the Cumberland County Jr B Blues alumni and summer activities programs. Landon Crowe, the Goaltending Coach with the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats and graduate of the recreation and leadership program at the Truro campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, began his duties as the active living co-ordinator earlier this month and, despite being the busiest time of the year, says it is a good time for him to get started with his new responsibilities. “A lot of fall programs are wrapping up so it’s been a really good time for me to contact the people who were offering activities, like Zumba and Tai Chi, and introduce myself and talk about re-offering in the New Year,” Crowe said. As co-ordinator, Crowe will also be looking beyond the local area to see what services are being offered outside of the community to bring new opportunities here. In other news, the Truro Bearcats have added longtime hockey local coach Steve Patton to the coaching staff.  Patton will be working with the development of the defence.   “
Dec 6, 2011

Esso Bantam Schedule

Thursday November 24th: 9am at Centenial Arena vs Western Hurricanes 1240pm at Halifax Fourm vs Miramichi Friday November 25th: 940am at the Halifax Fourm vs Saint John NB 740pm at the Halifax Fourm vs Pro Hockey Life Saturday November 26th: Playdowns Sunday November 27th: Championship
Nov 23, 2011

Pugsley player of the week in Major Midget

NSMMHLPlayer of the week # 29, Josh Pugsley Weeks Major Midgets with 5 points in two games. Josh is currently second in league scoring with 26 points in 14 games and leads the league in assists with 17. Congratulations Josh!
Nov 13, 2011

Bearcats Host Hurricanes Saturday

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will host the Western Hurricanes on Saturday, November 12th at 430pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Nov 11, 2011

Bearcats suffer two losses in Cape Breton

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats lost two close games on the weekend in Sydney against the Cape Breton Cougars. On Saturday at the Centre 200, the Bearcat's Brody MacPhee openned the scoring, only to have Carter MacGillivary and Mitchell Balmas put the Cougars ahead 2-1 before the period ended. In the second , the Bearcat's Aaron Coleman and Brady Meech each to flip the score in Truro's favour-3-2 after 2 periods. Midway thru the third period, the Cougar's tied it up on the power play and within a minute went ahead to stay, defeating the Bearcats 4-3. Assists n the game went Lucas Holman and Coleman with two, Bradley Gallant with a single. Truro's goalie Luke Melanson stopped 31 of 35 in the loss. On Sunday, both teams playing a physical and a two way hockey game, but came up on the short end of a 2-1 loss to the Cougars. Noah Archibald opened the scoring scoring a short handed marker with the assist going to Michael Stuart. Both the Cougars goals came on the Power Play. Bearcats goalie Blake Meech stopped 22 of 24 shots while Cape Breton's Levi Denny stopped 21 of 22. The Bearcats are home this Saturday against the Western Hurricanes at the Colchester Legion Stadium at 430pm.
Nov 6, 2011

Truro travels to Cape Breton

The Truro Bearcats will travel to Sydney to play the Cape Breton Cougars in a two game series. Good Luck Bearcats!
Nov 4, 2011

Bearcats host Newbridge Senators and Pictou Crushers

(Story Truro Daily News Sports) Lou Lanceleve was named head coach of the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats on Wednesday evenning. The 40-year-old Stewiacke resident likes teaching young players, watching them develop and realize the fruits of their hard work. So what better spot to coach than the Truro Bearcats major bantam hockey club. "I'm very excited about it," Lanceleve said. "It's a good age to be involved with. It's a good opportunity and the kids are fun." Lanceleve took over the reigns of the team earlier this week from former coach Josh Boulton, who elected to leave due to work commitments and to spend more time with his young family. He will make his bench debut today when the Bearcats host the East Hants-based Newbridge Senators at 4:30 p.m. at Colchester Legion Stadium. The Bearcats host Scottsburn Crushers in Springhill tomorrow at 2 p.m. Under Boulton, the Bearcats have gotten off to a 2-7-0 record for a three-way tie for ninth on the 12-team circuit. But Dave Ritcey, the team's vice president, stressed that Boulton's departure was not related to the team's start to the season. "It had nothing to do with the record or anything like that," said Ritcey. "It was a mutual decision and no disrespect to Josh as he did a lot for our organization- we felt it was just time to make a change. He's a great guy and his efforts were very much appreciated by the organization." Ritcey said he's happy with the decision to bring Lanceleve in. "Lou is a guy who can bring excitement and energy to the team. He's a positive guy and at this level that's what you need." Lanceleve is not looking to make major changes to the groundwork already laid. Rather, he just wants to make playing hockey enjoyable for the players. "I just want to make it fun for the kids and develop them," he said. "We'll put that together and at the end of the day we'll see what happens." Lanceleve has three sons currently playing hockey - Colby, Truro junior A; Carson, Truro peewee AAA; and Reid, Brookfield bantam A. He last coached at the atom AAA last season with Carson's team. A former player who competed up to the senior level, he also has coaching experience with Brookfield's junior B squad. Although he wants to make things fun for his players, he also expects a desire to improve. "If it's not fun they won't come to the rink. That being said, to play at this level you have to be wiling to compete day in and day out."
Oct 29, 2011

Archibald helps Team Nova Scotia

Truro Major Bantam Bearcats rookie forward played an important role in helping Team Nova Scotia Male U14 win the Gold Medal at the Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton. Congratulations Noah and Team Nova Scotia!
Oct 21, 2011

Major Bantams lose to Cougars

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats were supposed to play a two game series at home this weekend, but a fog ruro filled arena on Saturday postponed the game at the 7:14 mark of the 2nd period. On Sunday they finished game 1 with game 2 to be rescheduled at a later date. Truro got goals from Curtis Smith, Quinn Fullerton and Lucas Rushton.  Truro goalie Luke Melanson stopped 28 of 32 shots that came his way. The Bearcats will host the top two teams in the league on October 15th with the Halifax Hawks coming to Truro. On Sunday the Bubba Rays Bay Gulls in Springhill.
Oct 2, 2011

Bearcats name captains

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats named their captains for the 2011-12 playing season. Mitchell Leblanc- Captain Lucas Holman- Assistant Captain Aaron Coleman- Assistant Captain Lucas Sangster- Assistant Captain Congrats everyone!
Sep 29, 2011

Truro splits games on the weekend

On Saturday Truro came up on the short end of a 2-1 loss to Newbridge Academy. The lone goal scorer for the bearcats was Aaron Coleman. Goaltender Blake Meech stopped 29 of 31 shots. On Sunday Truro had a rematch with Harbour Storm. The Bearcats were led by Quinn Fullerton who scored a goal and had two assists. Other goal scorers were Curtis Smith, Noah Archibald, Brody MacPhee and Coleman. Assists to Lucas Holman, Brady Meech Liam Giffen and Smith. Goalie Blake Meech stopped 24 shots. The Bearcats will be home next weekend to play a two game series with Cape Breton. The game on Saturday starts at 430pm and Sunday at 11am at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Sep 27, 2011

Bearcats looking for 1st win

The Truro Bearcats will be looking for their first win of the season on Saturday when they travel to East Hants to play Newbridge Academy. Game time is 6pm. Then on Sunday the Bearcats face the Pro Hockey Life Harbour Storm in a rematch from last Sunday's contest. A 6-4 Storm victory.
Sep 23, 2011

Bearcats lose two openning weekend

  The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats opened up their 2011-12 season with two loses on the road, over the weekend in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League action. The Bearcats lost 4-0 to Bedford Barons on Saturday and 6-4 to Pro Hockey Life Harbour Storm on Sunday.   On Saturday, Bearcats goalie Luke Melanson turned away 30 shots, but that wasn’t enough, as the Bearcats only managed 18 shots on the Bedford goalie and did not score.   On Sunday, the Bearcats traveled to Eastern Shore to play the Storm. Truro came out flying and went up 3-1, but couldn’t hold on losing 6-4. The Bearcats were led by Michael Stuart’s two points (Goal/Assist), with singles going to Lucas Rushton, Liam Giffen and Trent Lynds. Helpers went to Lucas Holman, Luke Melanson, Lucas Sangster, Devin MacLaughlin, Jacob Bowers and Bradley Gallant.   Luke Melanson started the game and was relieved by Blake Meech midway through the second period. The tandem faced 31 shots, while the Bearcats fired 34 shots at the Storm.   “Even though we were disappointed losing both games, our guys competed until the end each day”, commented Head Coach Josh Boulton.   “This group of players have only been together for two practices prior to the weekend games, so there is definitely lots to work on moving forward, said Boulton.   The Bearcats are on the road next weekend with games in East Hants on Saturday vs Newbridge Academy and Sunday it is back to Eastern Shore for a rematch with Harbour Storm.    
Sep 18, 2011

Bearcats begin the season on the road

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will play their first 4 league games on the road. The Bearcats travel to Bedford on Saturday and Sunday they are in Eastern Shore to play the Storm. The next weekend the team travels to East Hants on Saturday to play Newbridge and Sunday they are back in Eastern Shore. The first home regular season games will be played on Saturday Oct 1st at 430pm vs the Cape Breton Cougars and Sunday at 11am vs the Cougars. Both games will be played at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Sep 13, 2011

Bearcats to host Harbour Storm

The Truro Major Bantams will host the Harbour Storm in Truro on Saturday August 27th, 2011 at the Colchester Legion Stadium in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Exhibition League play. Game time is 430pm. Admission will be for $2.00 for adults-Children Under 14 Free.
Jul 27, 2011

Major Bantam Coaching Staff Announcements

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats have named Ken Melanson their Assistant Coach. Melanson brings a wealth of experience, over his 10 years at the Minor Hockey level working in various coaching capacities, along with being involved in the Junior X-men Spring Hockey program. “We have hired a great hockey person today and I feel that he will play an important role in our team reaching their full potential, commented Josh Boulton, Head Coach. “Ken’s commitment to the player’s development and his passion for the game, excited me about his involvement with our team, said Boulton. The Bearcats are also pleased to announce that Landon Crowe will be back as their goalie coach and in addition will serve as the team’s strength and conditioning coach. The Springhill native and former Weeks Major Midget -Junior B goalie will play an important role with the development of the team’s goaltending tandem and the team’s off ice program. The Bearcats finished their first season in the 7th spot in the 12 team Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League.  
May 26, 2011

Assistant Coaching applications being accepted

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats are in search for a new assistant coach. Last year's assistant coaches Kevin Aucoin and Kyle Dunn have decided to move on due family and personnal committments. "They were good decisions by both and the team is looking to replace them, commented Dave Ritcey, Vice President of Hockey. No matter what you are doing, family comes first and we support this." "Both Kevin and Kyle, played valuable roles in our team's development in our first year and we wish them all the best," said Ritcey. The Bearcats Head Coach Josh Boulton will be back for his second season. Truro finished 7th place in the 12 team Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League in 2010-11 season and are looking forward to their Spring Evaluation Camp that begins on April 18th. The Bearcats will be accepting resumes for the position of assistant coach until May 1st. For further information, please contact Josh Boulton, Head Coach at boultonjd@ns.sympatico.ca
Apr 11, 2011

MAJOR BANTAM SPRING CAMP DATES ANNOUNCED

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will host their Spring Evaluation Camp on April 18, 19, 20th at the Colchester Legion Stadium in Truro. The Spring camp is open to all Bantam Aged players (97 and 98) in Colchester and Cumberland Counties. Camp Information: Dates: April 18, 19, 20 Times: 6-9pm each night Cost: $75.00/player Place: Colchester Legion Stadium Players must register on April 18th in the Colchester Stadium lobby from 500pm-545pm. For more information, please contact Josh Boulton (boultonjd@ns.sympatico.ca) and or Dave Ritcey (dritcey@mjahl.com) Thank you
Apr 6, 2011

Bearcats close out the year

The Truro Bearcats completed the 2010-11 season with their closing banquet on Friday night. The Bearcats handed out the following awards: Josh Pugsley- MVP and League 2nd team All Star Luke Melanson-Rookie of the Year Alex McNutt and Mitchell Leblanc- Coaches Award Head Coach Josh Boulton addressed the team and looks forward to next year. The building of the 2011-12 team will begin April 18, 19 and 20th with their Spring Camp
Mar 26, 2011

Bearcats season ends

Truro Major Bantam Bearcats lost 6-1 on Saturday to the Bubba Rays Bay Gulls. The loss eliminated the Bearcats from provincial play.
Mar 6, 2011

Bearcats travel to St. Margarets Bay for Game 2

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will travel to St.Margarets Bay on Saturday for Game  2 vs the Bubba Rays Bay Gulls. This is a must win in a best 2 out of 3 series. Game 3 will be played on Sunday in Spryfield.
Mar 3, 2011

Bearcats fall to Gulls in Game 1

In Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League play the Truro Bearcats lost 4-0 in game 1 of their best of 3 series at the Colchester Legion Stadium. The Gulls scored on the power play in the first at 9:21 when Justin Dorion tapped in a lose rebound to make it 1-0 after the 1st period. The second period start wasn't what the Bearcats were looking for, within the first 1:15, the Gulls scored 2 goals to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Noah Bauld made a nice neutral zone rush and beat the Truro defenceman- along with a nice deke around Bearcats goalie Luke Melanson. Only 1 min later it was Jeffery Withers scored on a nice slap shot from the slot. The Gulls scored one more in the 3rd. Ijn the third period the Bearcats came out flying, but couldn't solve Gull's goalie Justin Ritcey. The Gulls outshot the Bearcats 28-18 i the contest. Game 2 in this series will be played in St. Margarets Bay on March 5th-game time will be 430pm.
Feb 27, 2011

Bearcats Host Bay Gulls in Game 1

The Truro Bearcats and the Bay Gulls play Game 1 of the best of 3 series on February 26th at the Colchester Legion Stadium at 430pm. The Gulls hold the season series advantage 1-0-2 vs the Bearcats. Winner of the series goes to the the provincial championships in the Valley. GO CATS GO!
Feb 18, 2011

Bearcats finish their first Regular Season

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats finished their first regular season on Saturday in Trenton. The playoffs begin on Saturday February 26th when they host game 1 in the best 2 out of 3 playoff series. On Thursday the Bearcats faced the Dartmouth Ice Dawgs. The Bearcats fired 49 shots at the Dartmouth goalie en route to a 7-2 win. Bearcats got goals from Billie James Julien, Stephen Belyea(2), Mitchell Leblanc, Josh Pugsley, Greg Harris and Richard MacNevin. Blake Otterson stopped 36 of 38. On Friday the Bearcats played the Kings Mutual Wildcats. Wildcats forward Nic Blanchard's hat trick  and Zack Moody's single, was the difference in a 4-2 Valley win. Truro received goals from Julien and Pugsley. Luke Melanson played goal for the Bearcats stopping 28 of 32 shots. On Saturday, the Bearcats played their potential playoff opponents the Bubba Ray Gulls. The Gulls scored 4 first period goals and sailed onto a 8-2 victory. The goals scorers for the Bearcats were Pugsley and MacNevin. Ottersons started the game before giving away to Melanson, stopping 26 of 34 shots.  
Feb 13, 2011

Weeks 9 and 10- 50/50 Winners

The final two winners of the weekly 50-50 winners were: Week #9- Charlee Barclay Week #10- Bruce Hatton Congrats to both!
Feb 13, 2011

Bearcats heading into final weekend

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will play their last three regular season games in Pictou. Thursday February 10th Bearcats vs Ice Dawgs at 400pm at Hector Arena Friday February 11th Bearcats vs Kings Mutual at 230pm in Trenton Saturday February 12th Bearcats vs Bubba Rays at 500pm in Trenton Good Luck Bearcats!
Feb 9, 2011

Bearcats lose to Hawks

The Truro Bearcats lost 2-1 to the Halifax Hawks in Halifax on Sunday. The Bearcats were down 2-0 when Patrick Quinn took a pass from Richard MacNevin to cut the lead to 2-1 with 6:09 left. The Bearcats pulled their goalie for a extra attacker, but could not get the equalizer. Rookie goalie Luke Melanson stopped 30 of 32 shots. The Bearcats play their last 3 games of the regualr season at the Annual Pictou Bantam AAA Memorial Hockey Tournament.
Feb 7, 2011

Bearcats split final two home games

The Truro Bearcats split two games over the weekend. The Bearcats faced the Western Hurricanes on Saturday in a 4-1 loss. They defeated the Newbridge Academy Senators 2-0 on Sunday. Bearcats goalie Luke Melanson stopped 38 of 42 shots on Saturday vs the 1st place Western Hurricanes. Goal scorer for the Bearcats was Billie Julien. On Sunday Truro goalie Blake Otterson stopped all 21 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the year. Bearcat's leading scorer Josh Pugsley and Richard MacNevin scored for the Bearcats. Truro travels to Halifax next Sunday to face off against the Halifax Hawks.
Jan 30, 2011

Bearcats last two home regular season games

The Truro Bearcats play their last two home games in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League this weekend. The Bearcats host the 1st place Western Hurricanes on Saturday at the Colchester Legion Stadium at 430pm, On Sunday Jan 30th, the Bearcats play host to the Newbridge Academy at 200pm in Springhill. Come out and support Major Bantam hockey!
Jan 26, 2011

Week 8 50-50 Winner!

The winner of week 8's- weekly 50/50 draw is Elizabeth Welton. Congratualations from the Truro Bearcats!
Jan 24, 2011

Three Point weekend for the Bearcats

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats took 3 of 4 points in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League play over the weekend. On Saturday the Bearcats played at home against the Pictou Crushers. The Bearcats were down twice, but fought back and defeated the Crushers 4-2. The Bearcats got goals from Josh Pugsley, Greg Harris, Michael Stuart and Mitchell Leblanc. Goaltender Luke Melanson stopped 20 of 22 shots for the win. On Sunday the Bearcats travelled to Eastern Shore to play the Harbour Storm. The teams skated to a 2-2 draw with Pugsley and Stephen Belyea with the goals. Melanson was again solid in the net stopping 24 of 26 shots. The Bearcats play at home next weekend against the the Western Hurricanes on Saturday and the Newbridge Senators on Sunday in Springhill. 
Jan 23, 2011

Weekly 50-50 Winner

The winner of last week's Weekly 50/50 winner was Peter Brown!
Jan 17, 2011

Bearcats Curling Funspiel-Amherst Curling Club

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will be hosting a Curling Funspiel at the Amherst Curling Club on Friday February 4th 2011 beginning at 6pm. The Bearcats represent the Fundy Region in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. The players come from the Cumberland and Colchester Counties and play home games in Truro-Springhill. For further information and to register a team, please contact Bruce Belyea at bbelyea@eastlink.ca. Registration for a team is $100.00
Jan 15, 2011

Bearcats Host Cougars on Saturday

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will play host to the Breton Trophy Cougars on Saturday January 15th at 430pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Also that Saturday evenning the Bearcats will host their 1st Annual Curling Funspiel and auction at the Truro Curling Club. Please contact Greg Porter at candiceporter@eastlink.ca to put a team in. The cost for a team is $100.00
Jan 10, 2011

Bearcats home from RCL Bantam Tournament

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats travelled to Sydney to participate in the Royal Canadian Bantam Hockey Tournament. The Bearcats went 0-2-2 in the tournament. Bearcats 1st year defenceman from Parrsboro Patrick Quinn was named to their 2nd team All Stars. Scores from the tournament were: Truro-1 Bubba Rays-5 Game MVP: Lucas Holman Breton-4 Truro- 1 Game MVP: Billie James Julien   Truro-6 Scotsburn-6 Game MVP: Josh Pugsley Nova Jr Xmen-4 Truro-4 Game MVP: Patrick Quinn The Bearcats play home on Saturday against the Breton Trophy Cougars at 430pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Jan 9, 2011

Dartmouth defeats Truro 2-0

The Truro Bearcats didn't open 2011 the -way they would have liked. The Bearcats travelled to Darmouth on Sunday and were defeated 2-0 by the Ice Dawgs. Truro outshot the Ice Dawgs 26-24. Goalie Luke Melanson stopped 22 of 24 shots. The Bearcats travel to Sydney on Thursday to begin play at the Royal Canadian Legion Bantam Tournament.
Jan 2, 2011

Bearcats Travel to Dartmouth on January 2nd

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats travel to Dartmouth to begin their 2nd half of the 2010-11 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season. Game time is at 1230pm at the Dartmouth Sportsplex.
Dec 31, 2010

Bearcats Curling Funspiels!

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League will host two fundraising Curling Funspiels-Slient Auctions. The cost for a team of four is $100.00 The following are dates and venues of these events will be: Truro Curling Club- January 15th 2011 from 630pm-11pm Amherst Curling Club- February 4th, 2011 from 600pm-11pm To enter a team, please contact: Truro- Greg Porter, candiceporter@eastlink.ca Amherst- Bruce Belyea, bbelyea@eastlink.ca Thank you Peter and Jen Holman justpeter66@gmail.com
Dec 28, 2010

Weeks 4 and 5- Weekly 50/50 winners!

Congratulations to week # 4 winner Randy Smith and week #5 winner Tina Campbell!
Dec 28, 2010

Team Xmas Party

Held on Sunday December 19th 2010
Dec 19, 2010

Week 3 50/50 winner

T & R Truck Repair..Congratualtions and thank you.
Dec 19, 2010

Bearcats win 3rd in a row

In the final game of 2010 the Bearcats defeated the Pictou Scotsburn Dairy Crushers 2-1 in Trenton for their 3rd win a row. Two goals by Stephen Belyea in the third period was the difference. Goaltender Blake Otterson stopped 24 of 25 shots that came his way. Next Game:The Bearcats travel to Dartmouth on Jan 2nd to play the Ice Dawgs.
Dec 18, 2010

Bearcats sweep weekend home games.

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats swept their last two NS Major Bantam Hockey League home games of 2010 with wins over the 3rd place Halifax Hawks 5-4 on Saturday and the 8th place Harbour Storm 4-1 on Sunday. On Saturday, Truro's first year goalie Luke Melanson was the first star as he turned away 34 of 38 shots that came his way, making several key saves in the final minutes of the 3rd period. Mitchell Leblanc scored the winner with 1:18 to go in the game to give the Bearcats a 5-4 win, after the Hawks tied it at 4-4 with 5:03 remainning on the Power Play. The teams battled to a 1-1 draw after one period and a 4-1 after two. Truro's other goal scorers were Michael Stuart, Jerico MacPhee, Josh Pugsley and Alex McNutt. Assists going to Stephen Belyea with two helpers, Stuart, Pugsley, McNutt, Billie Julien, Kylar Frank , Lucas Holman and Tristan Clark. On Sunday the Bearcats played the Harbour Storm and came away with a 4-1 victory. Again Melanson was solid again in the Bearcat net stopping 18 of 19 shots that came his way. The Bearcats were led by Pugsley with two,Stuart and Austin Blaauwendrat-Wheeler with singles. Assists went to Ben Porter, McNutt, Aaron Coleman, Clark and Frank. The Bearcats will travel to Trenton on Saturday to play the Crushers at 7pm the Trenton Community Centre. This will be the Bearcats last game before Christmas break.
Dec 12, 2010

Winner of week 2 50/50!

Congrats to Steven Turnbull on winning the Bearcats weekly 50/50!
Dec 11, 2010

Major Bantams Donate Food to Community Food Bank

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcat players and parents donated 255lbs of food to the Community Food Bank on Friday. The Bearcats are part of Truro Bantam AA Bearcats program "Bearcats Give Back."
Dec 10, 2010

Bearcats drop a pair weekend games

The Truro Bearcats dropped a pair of games in a home and home with the Bedford Barons. On Saturday the Barons wo 4-3. On Sunday it was a 9-2 loss. Bearcats play their last two home games of 2010 on Dec 11th in Truro at 430pm and Sunday at 2pm in Springhill.
Dec 5, 2010

Weekly 50-50 Winner

The winner of this weeks 50-50 was Heather Reid! Congrats Heather! The Bearcats players and parents are selling weekly 50-50 tickets for a weekly cash winner.
Dec 3, 2010

Bantam Bearcats host Barons

Truro Bearcats host the Bedford Barons on Saturday December 4th 2010 at the Colchester Legion Stadium at 430pm.
Nov 28, 2010

Cats 2-2 at Esso

Win and a loss... Bearcats defeated the MCK Ice Dawgs 7-1 then lost to Pownal PEI 9-2
Nov 25, 2010

Bearcats lose two close games

The Truro Bearcats lost a 2-1 game to the 2nd place Halifax Hawks on Saturday and on Sunday the Bearcats lost 5-4 to Newbridge. Truro travels to Halifax to participate in the Esso Bantam Challenge and returns to league action on Saturday Dec 4th in Truro against the Bedford Barons.
Nov 21, 2010

Bearcats Host Hawks

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will host the Halifax Hawks on Saturday November 20th at the Colchester Legion Stadium at 430pm.
Nov 17, 2010

Kings Mutual Wildcats to host Provincials!

The NSMBHL is pleased to announce the Kings Mutual Major Bantam Valley Wildcats have been awarded the 2011 Hockey Nova Scotia Provincial Championships to be held at the Kings Mutual Century Centre, in Berwick, March 10th – 13th.   The Provincial Championships will be a 7 team tournament consisting of the winners of the League preliminary play offs to be held February 26th to March 6th, plus the Host or Wildcard. The Provincial Champions will earn a berth at the Irving Challenge Cup, to be held in Saint John New Brunswick, March 31st to April 3rd.
Nov 16, 2010

SRM Hockey Donates back to local Minor Hockey Associations

The SRM Hockey INC (Truro Major Bantam Franchise) ownership group made up of Jon Stanfield, Dave Ritcey and Greg Mullen have made a financial contribution to 5 out of 6 Minor Hockey Association’ Player’s Development funds in the fundy region on Saturday during Hockey Nova Scotia’s province wide Development weekend.   “This is an exciting day for our organization and the five minor hockey associations we contributed to today, commented Dave Ritcey, Vice President Hockey Operations.   “We made financial contributions to each of these association player development funds, based on the number of individuals that are currently playing with us from each Association represented. We understand the importance of the grass roots level to enable for this program to work,” said Ritcey   The Bearcats will play home on Saturday, November 13 vs the Nova Jr X men at the Colchester Legion Stadium in Truro. Game time 430pm
Nov 12, 2010

Former Major Bantam players make the Canada Games team!

The winter has become alot more busier for two former Major Bantam players from the Fundy region. Truro's Jeffrey Hanes and Springhill's Bronson Beaton will wear the provincial colors at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax in February. Congrats to both! Truro Major Bantam Bearcats
Nov 11, 2010

Rushton heading to particpate in Hockey Canada Skills Challenge

Hockey Canada and Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador are also hosting an Atlantic Bantam Female Skills Challenge at both the Mile One Centre and Twin Rinks in St. John’s on Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12. This event will feature seven of the top female Bantam-level players from each of the Atlantic Canadian branches, along with one coach from each of the four Atlantic provinces. The 28 players and four coaches from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island were selected based upon their performances at the 2010 Atlantic Challenge Cup, held October 8-11 in Moncton, N.B.  One of the Nova Scotia participants will be Truro Bearcats defenseman Mallory Rushton of Amherst. They will participate in on- and off-ice skills testing, and a series of three-on-three games, during the two-day challenge. The event will also include team-building sessions and special presentations that will give participants new tools to take back to their local minor hockey associations. “These development activities are sure to inspire young girls to dream big,” said Kalli Quinn, director of female national teams for Hockey Canada. “Whether they aspire to one day put on a Team Canada jersey, or have goals outside of hockey, these programs will instil in their young participants self-esteem and life skills that will help them succeed in whatever they may choose.” The 2010 4 Nations Cup is being held in St. John’s and Clarenville to help Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador celebrate its 75th anniversary. The event will bring together the top four women’s hockey nations in the world – Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States – for the first time since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. The four countries competing at the 2010 4 Nations Cup finished as the top four in Vancouver, led by the gold medal-winning Canadian team. Congrats Mallory..Best of Luck!  
Nov 7, 2010

Bearcats defeat Wildcats

The Truro Major Bearcats defeated the Kings Mutual Wildcats 6-4 at the Colchester Legion Stadium on Saturday. This was a make up game from October 3rd scheduled game that was cancelled due to poor ice conditions at the stadium. The Bearcats were led by Josh Pugsley with 3 points (1 g, 2 assists). Forwards Alex Mcutt and Austin Blaauwendraat Wheeler had two goals each with Patrick Quinn finishing the Cat's scoring. The Bearcats played with a lot of intensity and drive in this game, as they finished hits whenever possible and won the battles in the offensive zone. The Bearcats had leads of 2-0 after the first, and 5-1 after the second. Truro goalie Blake Otterson stopped 19 of 23 shots he faced. The Bearcats will play at home on Saturday November 13th against the Nova Jr Xmen at 430pm.
Nov 6, 2010

Bearcats FLEA MARKET

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats players and parents will be having their first Annual Flea Market on Saturday November 6th at Stuart KIA on Robie Street in Truro from 8am-12pm. Don't miss the Action filled day!
Oct 31, 2010

Bearcats come up short on Cape Breton Island

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats lost two games over the weekend in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League play in Sydney. On Saturday, the Bearcats were defeated the 4-2. The Breton Cougars came out flying scoring the first 4 goals. Truro's Joshua Pugsley scored the two goals for the Bearcats. Truro goalie Blake Otterson stopped 20 of 24 shots. On Sunday the Bearcats lost to the Cougars to 3-1. The Bearcats lone goal scorer was Patrick Quinn on the Power Play.  Truro goalie Luke Melanson stopped 22 of 26 shots. Truro now sits 8th with a 3-7-2 record in the league.  The Bearcats are at home on Saturday November 6th against the Valley Wildcats at 430pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Oct 31, 2010

Bearcats lose two to first place Hurricanes

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats lost two games over the weekend in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League play in Bridgewater vs the first place Western Hurricanes. On Saturday, the Bearcats were defeated the 7-1. The Hurricanes scored 5 goals in the third period to run away with the game and erase a 2-1 decficit. Alex McNutt scored the lone goal for the Bearcats with Josh Pugsley assisting. Truro goalie Blake Otterson played well despite the 7 goals against. Otterson stopped 40 of 47 shots in the game. On Sunday the Bearcats had leads of 3-1 and 5-3, but that were erased quickly when the Hurricanes scored 5 goals on the power play and defeated Truro for the second time in two days 7-6. The Bearcats goal scorers were Pugsley, McNutt and Stephen Belyea with two goals a piece. First year forwards Michael Stuart and Austin Blaauwendraat Wheeler chipped in with two assists each. Penalties cost the Bearcats in the contest with Truro receiving 11 minors and the Hurricanes only 4.   Truro goalie Luke Melanson stopped 31 of 38 shots. Truro now sits 8th with a 3-5-2 record in the league.  Only 3 points out of 5th place. The Bearcats are on the road next weekend when they travel to Sydney for two games. They return home on Saturday November 6th against the Valley Wildcats at 430pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Oct 24, 2010

Bearcats hit the road the next two weekends!

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will be on the road for the next two weekends. Truro is in Bridgewater this Saturday and Sunday to play the 1st place Western Huricanes. They travel to Sydney on October 30th and 31st to play Cape Breton. Next home game will be Saturday Nov 6th vs Valley at the Colchester Legion Stadium at 430pm.
Oct 20, 2010

Bearcats earn a win and a tie in Major Bantam League play

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats recorded 3 of 4 pts over the weekend in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League play with a win and a tie. On Saturday, the Bearcats defeated the Dartmouth MCK Ice Dawgs 8-2. Second year forward Josh Pugsley had 6 points in the contest. He recorded 3 goals and added 3 assists. The other goal scorers for the Bearcats were Austin Blauwendraat Wheeler, Aaron Coleman, Richard MacNevin, Kylar Frank and Patrick Quinn. Second year defenseman Tristan Clark had a strong game defensively and contributed 2 assists offensively. Truro goalie Blake Otterson shut down the Ice Dawg's by stopping 20 of 22 shots. On Sunday in Springhill the Bearcats were down early in the 3rd period .  The Bearcats were led by Richard MacNevin's 2 goal performance. Forward Alex McNutt's short handed goal brought the Cats within one and it was Patrick Quinn's goal with a few minutes remaining tied the game at 4-4. Goalie Luke Melanson stopped 29 of 33 shots including a penalty shot midway through the 3rd period. The Bearcats are on the road for the next two weekends and return home on Saturday November 6th against the Valley Wildcats at 430pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Oct 17, 2010

Bearcats Pugsley wins Under 15 Gold

Bearcat's forward Josh Pugsley was a member of the Nova Scotia Male Under 15 team that defeated New Brunswick in the 2010 Atlantic Challenge Cup. Congrats Josh and Team Nova Scotia
Oct 13, 2010

Bearcats Host two Home Games this weekend

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will play host to the Dartmouth Ice Dawgs on Saturday and the Bay Gulls on Sunday. The league was shut down Thanksgiving weekend due to many players participated in the 2010 Atlantic Challenge Cup where Nova Scotia won 4 of 5 gold medals. Saturdays game will be played at 430pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium and Sunday's contest will be played in Springhill at 2pm. Go Cats Go!!
Oct 12, 2010

Rushton and Puglsey to play for Nova Scotia!

Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will have players Mallory Rushton and Josh Pugsley playing for their provimce at the Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton NB from October 8th-October 11th. Pugsley will play for the Male Under 15 team and Rushton will suit up for the Female Under 15 team. Good luck to Josh and Mallory!
Oct 3, 2010

Bearcats will play Sunday in Kentville

Play Valley Wildcats
Oct 1, 2010

Truro plays host to the Valley Wildcats for two this weekend-Cancelled

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats were to play host to the Valley Wildcats in a two game home stand at the Colchester Legion Stadium, but due to the Stadium's ice conditions, this game has been cancelled.
Sep 29, 2010

Bearcats drop two games

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats lost both weekend games in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League action over the weekend. On Saturday the Bearcats travelled to Halifax and played the Bedford Barons. The Barons came out on top with a 4-1 victory. The Bearcats lone goal scorer was Billie Julien on the Power Play with Josh Pugsley setting it up. Luke Melanson played in the net for Truro stopped 31 of 35 shots. The Bearcats played their home opener on Sunday against the Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore Storm at the Colchester Legion Stadium. The Storm came away with a 3-1 victory in a physical and end to end game. It was entertainning game for the home crowd to see their first game of Major Bantam hockey. The Bearcats lone marksman was Stephen Belyea with an assist going to Patrick Quinn. Truro goalie Blake Otterson stopped 27 of 30 shots that came his way. The Bearcats play two home games next weekend in Truro vs the Kings County Wildcats. The game on Saturday begins at 430pm and the Sunday match up will begin at 1130am. Come out and support the Bearcats!
Sep 26, 2010

Bearcats Home Opener on Sunday September 26th!

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats play host to the Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore Storm in the team's Home Opener on Sunday September 26th at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Game time is set for 11am. Admission to the game is $3.00 for Adults with kids under 14 are free. COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE CATS!!
Sep 21, 2010

Team Captains named!

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats have named their team Captain and Assistants for the 2010-11 season. Second year forward Gregory Harris will wear the "C" for the Bearcats in their first season. Second year forward Joshua Pugsley was named one of three Assistants, along with second defenseman Tristan Clark and second year forward Kylar Frank.
Sep 21, 2010

Bearcats lose in Tournament Semi

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats lost 6-4 to the Halifax Hawks. The Hawks jumped out to a 5-0 lead just 20 minutes into the game, but the Bearcats didn't quit as they outscored Halifax in the final 30 mins 4-1. The Bearcats led by Josh Pugsley's two goals, along with Richard MacNevin and Stephen Belyea with singles. Truro goalie Blake Otterson started the game, but was relieved by Luke Melanson after Halifax's 5th goal. They combined to stop 26 shots. The coaching staff was pleased with the effort in the second half of the game and felt when the players didn't try to do too much -made the simple plays, they were successful-made things happen. The Bearcats play their home opener on Sunday September 26th at 11am vs Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore Storm at the Colchester Legion Stadium. 
Sep 19, 2010

Bearcats off to good start!

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats have started their Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season off on the right foot In three regular season games the Bearcats have posted 2-0-1 record. Recently at the Earlybird tournament in Eastern Shore the Bearcats played the following games: Bearcats 5 Pictou 0 Bearcats 2 Bay Gulls 2 Bearcats 4 Newbridge Academy 1 The Bearcats travel to Bedford on Saturday September 25th to play the Bedford Barons. On Sunday September 26th the Bearcats will have their Home Opener at 11am at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Admission for the season: Adults- $3.00 Children Under 14 will be admitted for free.
Sep 18, 2010

Major Bantams Season set to begin!

The 2010-11 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League season opens up on Thursday in Halifax. The Truro Bearcats, the Fundy Region entry in the new loop, will begin play with an openning game vs the Pictou Scotsburn Crushers at 7pm at the Halifax Fourm. The Bearcats play again on Friday at 10am and Saturday at 2pm at the Eastern Shore Community Center. Home opener is on Sunday September 26th at the Colchester Legion Stadium in Truro, NS.
Sep 14, 2010

Crushers defeat Bearcats 6-2

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats were defeated 6-2 in Trenton on Sunday in Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League Exhibition play. The goal scorers for the Bearcats were Alex McNutt and Billie James Julien. Goaltender Blake Otterson faced 28 shots in the Truro goal. The Bearcats begin League play in Halifax on Thursday against the same Pictou squad. Their first 3 games of the season will be played as part of the Earlybird tournament being hosted by the Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore Storm.
Sep 12, 2010

Major Bantam Bearcats defeat Storm

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats defeated the visiting Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore Storm 2-1 at the Colchester Legion Stadium on Saturday. Truro rookie defenseman Aaron Coleman goal with 1.7 seconds left in the game proved to be the winner and broke the 1-1 tie. Bearcats forward Alex McNutt tied the game 1-1 with a nice move on the goalie. Second year Bearcat forward Josh Pugsley assited on the goal. The Storm took the lead 1-0 before the end of the second on a goal by Matthew Marfield. Both teams played hard and had chances to win the hockey game, but the goalies on both sides came up big when they needed to. Luke Melanson played for Truro and made 26 saves. While Keagan MacIness started the game for the Storm and made 13 saves and was relieved at the 11;52 mark of the 2nd by Nick Barrett who stopped 12. Second year forward Greg Harris left the game early in the second with an upper body injury and did not return. The Bearcats travel to Trenton on Sunday to play the Pictou Scotsburn Crushers. Game time is 100pm. The Home opener for the Bearcats will be Sunday September 26th.
Sep 11, 2010

Truro Major Bantam Hockey Club 2010-11 Roster

The Truro Major Bantam Hockey Team's Coaching Staff has announced the following players that will wear the RED/BLACK/WHITE for 2010-11. Goalies: Luke Melanson Blake Otterson Defence: Aaron Coleman Mallory Rushton Lucas Holman Tristan Clark Patrick Quinn Ben Porter Forwards: Josh Pugsley Gregory Harris Jerico MacPhee Alex McNutt Kylar Frank Michael Stuart Richard MacNevin Stephen Belyea Mitchell Leblanc Billie James Julien Austin Blaawendraat-Wheeler Congrats to all players and Good Luck!
Sep 4, 2010

Exhibition games set!

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will play host to the Cole Harbour/Eastern Shore Major Bantams on Saturday September 11th at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Game time will be 400pm. They play the Pictou County Scotsburn Dairy Crushers on Sunday September 12th in Trenton at 100pm.
Aug 31, 2010

Intrasquad Games on August 28th and 29th

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats have Intrasquad Games schedule for Saturday August 28th and August 29th at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Saturday 1pm and 350pm Sunday 200pm This will provide the coaching the opportunity to evaluate the players in a game situation.
Aug 28, 2010

Training Camp Opens August 25th

The 2010 Truro Major Bantam Training Camp opens on Wednesday August 25th at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Wednesday August 25th 2010 445pm-530pm- Player Sign in and Package Pick up from Coaches 530pm- Players Only Meeting with Coaches 630pm- Group A Practices
Aug 15, 2010

Boulton Skating School-September 2010

Head Coach Josh Boulton will be running his annual Power Skating School beginning on September 13th, running until September 17th at the Don Henderson Memorial Sportsplex in Brookfield NS. For more information contact Josh at 902-673-2438. The Cost is 100 dollars plus HST. September 13-17 4:30 - 5:30 pm (6-8 year olds) 5:30 - 6:30 pm (9-10 year olds) 6:30 - 7:30 pm (11-12 year olds) 7:30 - 8:30 pm (13-15 year olds website is www.boultonhockeyskating.com
Aug 10, 2010

Staff Announcements

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats Hockey Club announced today that Kevin Aucoin and Kyle Dunn will be assisting Josh Boulton behind the bench this season, The team also announced the hiring of Craig White as the team’s Sports Therapist and Dan Hobson as Public Address Announcer/Statistian.   Kevin Aucoin resides in Truro. He brings with him an extensive coaching background along with being an educator for more than 15 years at South Colchester Academy. Most recently Kevin was the Head Coach of the Truro Atom AAA Bearcats that took home the provincial title 2010. His hard work and dedication in 2009-10 was recognized by Hockey Nova Scotia as he was the recipient of the Hockey Nova Scotia Rep Coach of the Year. Mr. Aucoin also has over 20 years of coaching experience at various levels of hockey in the Truro/Cape Breton areas along with his playing Junior and Senior Hockey experience in New Waterford NS.     Kyle Dunn is a native of Charlottetown PEI-now resides in Truro NS. He is a young and eager coach that is looking forward to the opportunity that he has with the Bearcats. Since 2007 he coached the North River Flames Pee Wee AAA team. Mr. Dunn has also participated in Hockey PEI’s Program of Excellence and worked as an Instructor for the Jamie Blanchard Hockey Schools. As a player Kyle played for the Charlottetown Abbies Major Midget and Junior A programs from 2003-2007.   Craig White resides in Bible Hill NS. He is employed as a physiotherapist at the Colchester Regional Hospital. Craig has worked in the past with the Acadia Men’s Hockey and Soccer teams as their Sports Therapist while attending Acadia University.  His played his hockey in the South Colchester Minor Hockey Association in the mid 80’s. Craig was also a competitive soccer player, as he played 4 years at Acadia and was named to the Academic All Canada Team three times. Dan Hobson resides in Green Oakes, NS. He has been a Public Address announcer for more than 5 years. Some of Dan's assignemnets have been most recently at the ACAA Basketball Championships, Halifax Rainmen, and Dartmouth Major Midget Subways (2005-09).   The Bearcats open training camp on August 25th in Truro at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Aug 3, 2010

Important News- Parent Session Date Change!

The Truro Major Bantam Parent Session will take place on August 28th at the Holiday Inn in Truro NS from 1030am-1200pm. It was scheduled for August 25th, but due to renovations at the stadium this is not possible.. This session is open to parents of players registered for the Major Bantam Training camp. There will also be a Players Meeting at theColchester Legion Stadium on Wednesday August 25th with Head Coach Josh Boulton and his staff. Players must be signed in prior to the players meeting on the 25th. They will receive their camp package at that time. Sign in begins at 500pm and will end at 530pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Thank you
Jul 27, 2010

Off Ice Session- July 18th

On Sunday July 18th the Truro Major Bantam Bearcat's hockey staff put our potential players through the paces in preparation for their upcoming training camp in August. It was a good opportunity for the hockey staff to evaluate the players in various areas of their fitness levels. It is now the player's responsibility to prepare themselves for the Off Ice testing at our August camp. The Bearcats open their training camp on August 25th at the Colchester Legion Stadium in Truro, NS with a Parents/Player Meeting and then an on ice session.
Jul 21, 2010

Major Bantam Training Camp Information

                            “SUCCESS FINDS A WAY, FAILURE FINDS AN EXCUSE”   Date                        Activity                   Time                       Place   July 18th          Off Ice Session            10am            TAAC Grounds             August 25th     Sign In/Pkg Pick up   500pm     Colchester Stadium                             Players Meeting         530pm     Colchester Stadium                             Group “A” Practice    630pm      Colchester Stadium      August 26th    Goalie Evaluation       700pm     Colchester Stadium      August 27th    Group “B” Practice      630pm     Colchester Stadium   August 28th   Parents Session           1030am    Holiday Inn, Truro     Please note the following important items:   ·          Complete Schedule will be handed out on August 25th 2010 at the sign time of 500pm-530pm at the stadium. ·          All players are requested to attend Wednesday August 25th 2010for sign in and players meeting.       ·          Practice Groups A and B rosters are set.       ·          Only Goalies attend the Goalie Evaluation.   Players are required to bring with them:   ·          Their own water bottle for all activities! ·          All equipment for both on ice and off ice workouts.   If you have any questions, please contact Josh Boulton at 902-673-2438 or by email at boultonjd@ns.sympatico.ca   Please visit our website at www.trurobantam.goalline.ca   Thank you    
Jul 12, 2010

Important-OFF ICE TRAINING SESSION!!

Hello to all Training Camp Participants! There will be an off ice training session for registered participants, at the TAAC Grounds on Golf Street in Truro Nova Scotia on Sunday July 18th 2010 from 10:00am to 12noon. Players will be asked to bring with them the following items: - Water Bottle - Sneakers - Athletic Clothing If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Josh Boulton at 902-673-2438 or by email boultonjd@ns.sympatico.ca Thank You Josh
Jun 30, 2010

TRAINING CAMP REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED

We would like to thank all 60 players that showed interest  and registered for the 2010 Truro Major Bantam Summer Camp. Please note that the registration for the camp is now closed. Any player that now sends an application into the office will be placed on a waiting list should a position become available they will be contacted. Thank you
Jun 23, 2010

Bearcats looking for Assistant Coach and Trainer

The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats are currently seeking an Assistant Coach and Trainer for the 2010-11 season. Both positions will work closely with and report to the Head Coach Josh Boulton.  The Assistant Coach's responsibilities will include working with the defenceman during games/practices, as well as playing a key role in the on/off ice Development of the players. The Trainer will be responsible for keeping the players healthly and playing a key role in the development of the player's off ice program. For full Job Descriptions for the Assistant Coach and Trainer please request from coach Boulton. Any interested individuals, should contact Head Coach Josh Boulton at 902-673-2438 or by email boultonjd@ns.sympatico.ca. Resumes will be accepted until July 16th 2010.
Jun 23, 2010

2010 Summer Training Camp Registration Deadline

All Players must pre- register by completing the attached registration form including medical information and return it to the Truro Major Bantam Office no later than Tuesday, June 22nd , 2010. The registration cost is $130.00. Please note that CHEQUES or MONEY ORDERS or cash, to be made payable to the TRURO MAJOR BANTAM HOCKEY CLUB and must accompany the completed registration information in order for your application to be accepted. Completed forms and payment should be sent to the following address:   Truro Major Bantam Hockey Club c/o Burchell MacDougall Attn: Greg Mullen, Vice President Finance PO Box 1128, 710 Prince Street Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5H1 gmullen@burchellmacdougall.com The $130.00 includes 2 practices, 2 intersquad games, an off ice testing session and a jersey.
Jun 22, 2010

Message to the to Parents and Players

Ladies and Gentlemen,   I am writing this letter to encourage all parents to register your son/daughter for the Truro Major Bantam AAA summer evaluation camp to be held in August. If you receive this message and have already registered then I would like to thank you for your support.   The evaluation camp is the beginning of the process to select the team for the upcoming 2010-11 season. This camp will provide coaching staff with critical evaluation to begin to shape our team. It will provide your son/daughter with upwards of 8-10 hours of ice time including practice, skill development, off ice training/evaluation and intrasquad games. As well each registrant will receive a keeper Jersey for their participation. Attendance at camp is required to be considered for the team.   There appears to be many rumours out there about this program. While this is a franchise situation, our ownership group is focused on this being a community minded endeavour. There is no profit planned or budgeted for SRM Hockey nor is the camp considered a "money grab". I have no children and no reason to support or be involved in such an endeavour other than the fact I have played at this level growing up in Truro and coached at this level, and without this team a wonderful opportunity for learning and skill development would be lost. Also, I, along with our group, recognized that without this program in our Zone, our young Bantam aged hockey stars will be overlooked for the HNS developmental programs. This program will allow our young budding hockey stars from our region at the Bantam level to play against the best competition and at the highest level in Nova Scotia. They will need to play at this level if they desire to move onto Major Midget and Junior.   We will deliver a professionally run program and organization, skill development, a learning atmosphere, and a fun hockey environment. The league in which we will compete will have a schedule that involves less travel, less overnight stays, less rigorous tournament schedules and more "free" weekends for family activities throughout the winter.   Our home arena is Truro, and we will be the Truro Bearcats. We will be required to schedule some games in Amherst or Springhill as part our scheduling process. Our region is the northern zone of Nova Scotia. We have had a very good response from kids and parents from the northern part of our zone.   Our fees are in line with current rep fees when paying at the AAA level. Parents are asked to raise $ through various fundraising events throughout the year. The Ownership group through sponsors and our own funds will ensure the program is delivered. For the registration, the player receives a set of jerseys, team wear, use of hockey helmet, gloves and a shell. There is a payment schedule that was outlined at the parent information sessions that were held earlier in the year so the registration is not all due upon selection to the team.   We have hired Josh Boulton as our Head Coach. He brings a good perspective of the game and youthful leadership to the team. His recent coaching endeavour has been with  Brookfield Jr B Elks. He played and was a leader on his teams in his former playing career. He played for the Truro Junior A Bearcats for a few years.   Deadline for registration is June 22nd. This program is needed for the development of hockey in the northern region. We attempted to mitigate the costs as much as we could to delivery the best program possible. I trust this email finds everyone in good health and good cheer as we head into summer. Please register you son/daughter for the evaluation camp and provide them a wonderful opportunity to be involved in a professionally run organization where the PLAYER (KID) is first over all else!     All the best,   Jon Stanfield President, SRM Hockey Inc., Truro Major Bantam AAA  
Jun 16, 2010

Playing Major Bantam has its perks!

OUR OBJECTIVE: The Truro Major Bantam Bearcats will provide both a personal and a hockey development  experience for Bantam Aged Players in the Fundy Region of Nova Scotia”  Our players will: •1. Experience an excellent Development Opportunity with our program. •2. Compete against the best players in their age group within the Maritimes. •3. Be better prepared for playing at the next level (ie Major Midget) •4. Be evaluated by Hockey Nova Scotia’s High Performance Program Staff more often (Canada Games)   •5. Be involved within their local Minor Hockey Associations and other Community Initiatives providing each player with the experience of Volunteering. (ie Personal Development) •6. Have a league schedule that encourages -scheduled time off for family and other activities.       •  
Jun 15, 2010

MJAHL introduces new name, logo and marketing strategy

Friday, June 11th 2010 The Maritime Junior “A” Hockey League began a new era in junior hockey on Friday as the Board of Governors unanimously approved a new branding initiative that sees the league receive a new name, logo and overall marketing strategy. As of today, the league is now called the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League). Central to this rebranding is the introduction of a clean, memorable new logo. The MHL logo features three stars within the crest that serve two purposes. Firstly, each star represents each one of the three Maritime Provinces that host MHL franchises. Secondly and most important, they emblemize three key MHL brand pillars: Education, Elite Sport and Leadership. “The goal of this rebranding is to make the league current, modern and professional”, explains MHL Board of Governors Chairman John Lynn. “We believe that the new name, look and numerous marketing components of this strategy will assist in adding more sponsor value and help grow the fan bases of all 11 teams.” The rebranding efforts were carried out by Clary Flemming and Dan Mailman of Clary Flemming & Associates of Bedford. “The new brand is to better reflect the evolution, growth and changing business philosophy of the Maritime Junior Hockey League” says Flemming.  The centre piece logo is modern, professional and iconic which should appeal to both the existing fan base and the younger demographic”. And appealing to the young demographic is a key component of the new initiative. A core element is to market to the family demographic, promoting MHL games as quality family entertainment. The MHL will introduce regular promotions as a means to introduce new fans to its hockey. “The promotions will be geared to engage the community, gain new, repeat visits to MHL games and focus on youth and parental involvement”, adds Lynn. “The new brand coupled with these promotions will serve to attract new fans that might not normally be exposed to our product.” In addition to promotions, the rebranding is a multi-faceted plan that will introduce a number of new promotional tools with a focus on consistency in communications. A revised web site will be introduced as soon as possible and teams will be provided with consistent MHL branded radio and newspaper advertising templates that can customized for use at the local level. Other marketing collateral such as posters, banners, fan memorabilia and arena audio spots to recognize sponsors will be used to further enhance the brand. “The foundation has been laid and the team ownership are now committed to a new brand that reflects our new business strategy” says Lynn. “The new brand is sculpted to reflect league philosophy and offer a fresh, youthful image as we move forward as a league. We are very excited about this initiative and we are greatly looking forward to rolling out each piece over the next several months”. With the new brand underway, the league now shifts focus to the MJAHL Draft which takes place at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena on Saturday at 1:15pm. At the draft, awards for Coach of the Year, Executive of the Year and the new MJAHL Builders Award will be handed out. For all of the draft selections in real-time, as well as award winners, visit MJAHL.com.
Jun 12, 2010

Bearcats and Ramblers Make MHL Picks at Annual Draft

The Truro Bearcats selected Defenseman Ryan Moore from the Cape Breton Tradesman as their 1st round pick, while the Amherst Ramblers did not have a selection in the first round. The Ramblers did tak eDefenseman Cameron MacDonald of the Dartmouth Subways with their 2nd rd pick.
Jun 12, 2010

Bearcats entering new major bantam circuit

TRURO – A new age of hockey is dawning in Colchester/Cumberland Counties. A trio of prominent Truro businessmen have pooled their resources and started a team that will compete in the newly formed Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League next season. "We're really excited," said Dave Ritcey, a partner in SRM Hockey Inc. with Jon Stanfield and Greg Mullen. "We all have a vested interest, obviously, but we want to put kids on the ice." The Truro Bearcats will represent the Fundy Region (Colchester and Cumberland counties) in the 12-team circuit, which was formed by Hockey Nova Scotia in late February. However, at that time, Fundy was the only region not icing a team. Ritcey, Stanfield and Mullen took notice and went about getting the area included. "We got together and chatted and we just felt like kids in this area should have the opportunity to play without having to travel to Pictou County or the city," Ritcey said. "We felt it was important for our kids to have the same opportunity as others in the province." The team was approved in late March, but since it's a month later in starting than its counterparts, there are still plenty of issues to iron out. The club is currently looking for a coach, which it hopes to have in place by May 30 to give the winning candidate time to plan for training camp in late August. The season is set to get underway in mid-September. The league is holding a board of governors meeting this weekend. SRM then plans to have an information meeting with the parents of players interested in trying out on May 1 in Springhill and Truro outlining the team and league. Truro's meeting will be at the Best Western Glengarry from 3 to 5 p.m. while the Springhill session will be at the Anne Murray Community Centre from 10 a.m. to noon. "We know there are a lot of questions out there and we want to get them answered as soon as possible," Ritcey said. The team will practice and play in Truro the majority of the time, but will also use other rinks in the region. The team will also be involved in the communities it encompasses through volunteer work and other activities, something Ritcey said he feels is important. "We want to use this as a development tool for the kids on and off the ice," he said. "We want to create an identity and make sure each community knows what we're about. "We want to develop good young people through hockey." But Ritcey is also excited about giving young players the chance to play at the highest level possible. "It's just a great opportunity for the kids," he said. "They are going to get the opportunity to play and compete at a higher level."
Jun 11, 2010

Former Bantam Players Drafted by QMJHL Teams

Robert Davis, Defence - 6th rd Bathurst (Pictou Weeks) Shawn Wright, Forward- 10th Rd Moncton ( Truro Jr A) Cal Gloade, Defence- 11th rd PEI (Pictou Weeks) Matt Symes, Defence- 11th rd Cape Breton (Pictou Week) Luke Warner, Forward-12th rd Halifax (Pictou Weeks) Congratulations to all!
Jun 7, 2010

Welcome

You will find information that will be important in following the Bearcats in their first season.
May 31, 2010

Bearcats Spring Evaluation Camp

The Truro Major Bearcats will be hosting their Spring Evaluation Camp on April 16, 17 and 18th at the Colchester Legion Stadium in Truro NS. This camp is an open tryout for all bantam aged (1998 and 1999 born) players that reside in the Colchester and Cumberland County lines. Cost of the camp will be $75.00 that will include all ice sessions and a camp jersey. Monday April 16, 2012 430pm-500pm  Registration in lobby in front lobby 600pm-900pm Ice Sessions Tuesday April 17, 2012 600pm-900pm Ice Sessions Wednesday April 18, 2012 600pm-900pm- Ice Sessions. If you require additional information, please contact Lou Lanceleve at 902-639-2861(h) or email: lanceleve.lou@halifaxshipyard.com and or Dave Ritcey at 902-843-2541(h) or dritcey@themhl.ca
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