It was a classic barn-burning Ramblers Bearcats rivalry game this evening at the Stadium.
The game got underway quickly with the Bearcast potting one just 12 seconds into the game silencing a rowdy Ramblers crowd. Truro piled it on in the first scoring four minutes later to lead by a pair. The Rambler’s young guns would bring the fans to their feet with Anthony Gaudet scoring just 11 seconds after the Bearcat’s second goal, and then two minutes later Jack O’Blenis would draw the Ramblers even with over 10 minutes to go in the opening frame. The Rams faithful were looking forward to going to the intermission tied, but with under 30 seconds to go Joachim Matulu would feed Brandon Cormier in behind the defence and he would send us to the break in the lead 3-2.
In the second the rough play continued and the action was intense. The intensity would be ramped up as the Bearcats would tie the game up five minutes into the middle frame. As the period was winding down Coen Strang would throw the puck on the net and Christian Reardon would tip the puck high glove to give the lead back to the home side.
All sorts of action in the third including a good old Ramblers Bearcats scrap between Joachim Matulu and Dylan Chisholm just four minutes into the third. The action wouldn’t include any goals though that wasn’t a bad thing for the Rams as they held off the Bearcat’s offence, including a four-minute penalty kill, to take this one 4-3.
With the win the Ramblers move back into a playoff spot now two points clear of the Bearcats, as of January 6th, and they’ll look to add to that on Saturday as the Valley Wildcats come to town.
This Evening’s three stars:
1st Star: Alex Nadeau (Bearcats)
2nd Star: Lyam LeBlanc (32 svs)
3rd Star: Frederic Cousineau (Bearcats)