Poliziani, Robillard, Pye to wear letters this season
TRURO - The Truro Bearcats have named assistant captains for the coming Maritime Junior Hockey League season.
Brandon Pye, a dangerous shooter who sniped 20 goals in his rookie season with the Truro Bearcats, has been named an assistant captain of the team for the 2013-14 Maritime Junior Hockey League season.
Daniel Poliziani, Mitchell Robillard and Brandon Pye were selected by the coaching staff as alternates on Tuesday. Phillip Fife was named captain of the team in late August.
Poliziani, a 20-year-old defenceman from Burlington, Ont., is a first-year Bearcat who has two seasons of major junior experience in the OHL. In 59 games with the Guelph Storm last season, the five-foot-eight, 170-pound blueliner scored two goals and added 11 assists.
Robillard, 20, arrived in Truro at the trade deadline last January after being acquired from St. Leonard of the Quebec junior AAA league. In 17 games with the Bearcats last season, Robillard averaged a point per game in 17 regular season contests and played a key role in the post-season, as the Bearcats captured their first Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian championship.
The hard-working forward from Laval, Que., has major junior experience with Drummondville and Blainville-Boisbriand of the QMJHL.
Pye, 19, is a second-year Bearcat from St. John's, Nfld. In his rookie season, he netted 20 goals and 41 points in 46 games. The five-foot-10, 186 pounder has also played a handful of games with the Q-league's Halifax Mooseheads.
Meanwhile, Tyler Morrison arrived in the Hubtown on Tuesday and will be on the ice when the Bearcats practice tonight.
Morrison was cut from the Belleville Bulls of the OHL last week. The six-foot, 190-pound right-winger scored seven goals and 26 points in 46 games last season in Truro.
The Bearcats open the new season on Friday in Campbellton.