Truro wins pair of games during showcase weekend
TRURO - The Truro Bearcats broke open a close game with three goals in two-and-a-half minutes en route to a 5-3 victory Saturday over the Campbellton Tigers.
"We were kind of taking a few penalties and it was killing our momentum," said Brett Frazee, who was named the game's first star after recording a goal and an assist. "Once we popped one, we popped a couple. It was good to get on a roll."
The contest was played in Summerside as part of the showcase weekend where games are two 25-minute periods. Frazee said the setup makes intermission adjustments that much more
"You don't have another chance to regroup," he said.
The game was tied 1-1 after the first period of play.
Eric Louis-Seize put the Bearcats ahead 1:47 into the second with an unassisted goal. Two minutes later Doug Burns found the back of the net and 45 seconds later Dana Fraser tickled the twine.
Kendall MacInnis and Frazee also scored while assists went to Frazee, Fraser and Jamie MacIntyre. Alex Scola picked up his second win of the season, kicking out 19 shots.
The win extends the Bearcats perfect season through six games. Frazee said the first-place team has a deep blueline corps that moves the puck well, and strong goaltending.
"Up front we're just been taking what the defence is giving us," he said. "We're getting a lot of nice passes and we've been able to capitalize on some of them."
The beginning of the season has also saw a different game for Frazee. During his first season in Truro three years ago, Frazee scored six points in 14 games. Last season, he had nine goals and 24 points in 53 games.
So far this year he has four goals and six points in six games. "Last year I played more of a shutdown role," he said proudly. "I wanted to be a go-to guy."
This year, with many new faces in the Bearcats lineup, there has been more of an opportunity for Frazee to display his scoring touch.
"I was always getting a pat on the back for a block shot or getting the puck in deep," he said about past years. "Now I am getting pats on the back every now and again for sometimes coming through with a goal, which feels great."
The Bearcats returns to action Thursday when they travel to New Glasgow to play the Weeks Crushers.