This article is about the senior team. For the article about the contemporary junior team of the same name, please see Truro Bearcats (junior) or see Truro Bearcats (original junior)


History[edit | edit source]

The Truro Bearcats were a senior team.

They played in various leagues from 1924-25 through 1954-55. Only in 1944-45 did they not play because of World War II.

The Bearcats won the Maritimes Senior Championship six times - 1924-25, 1925-26, 1927-28, 1929-30, 1930-31, and 1943-44.

The Maritimes Amateur Hockey Association did not join the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association until 1927, so it was only after that date that their champions could play in the Allan Cup playoffs. The Bearcats did in 1928,1930, 1931, and 1944. They never won the Eastern Canada championship.


Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]

Antigonish-Pictou-Colchester Senior Hockey League (1923-27)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1923-24 8 2 6 0 4 18 23 2nd/3rd N/A
1924-25 8 7 1 0 14 - - 1st Won Championship
1924-25 MSP 8 7 1 0 14 - - - Won Maritimes
1925-26 12 11 1 0 22 65 21 1st Won Championship
1925-26 MSP 12 11 1 0 22 65 21 - Won Maritimes
1926-27 11 8 3 0 16 - - Tied 1st Lost Final

Note: League played two halves in 1923-24.

Eastern Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League (1927-28, 1930-32)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1927-28 - - - - - - - 1st Won Final
1927-28 MSP 8 7 1 0 14 - - 1st Won Maritimes,
1927-28 Eastern Canada Allan Cup Playoffs 2 0 2 0 0 1 7 - Lost Eastern Canada Quarter Final
1930-31 - - - - - - - 1st Won Final
1930-31 MSP 12 11 1 0 22 65 21 - Won Maritimes,
1930-31 Eastern Canada Allan Cup Playoffs 4 1 3 0 2 8 15 - Lost East ern Canada Final
1931-32 18 14 4 0 28 88 37 1st Lost Final


New Eastern League (1928-30)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1928-29 12 7 5 0 14 - - 2nd Lost Final
1929-30 18 11 7 0 22 59 43 Tied 1st Won Final,
1929-30 MSP 6 6 0 0 12 28 9 - Won Maritimes
1936-37 Eastern Canada Allan Cup Playoffs 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 - Lost East Semi Final


Antigonish-Pictou-Colchester Senior Hockey League (1932-36)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1932-33 - - - - - - - 3rd out of playoffs
1933-34 - - - - - - - 2nd Won Final, Lost Maritmes Sr. B Final
1934-35 7 5 2 0 10 32 21 2nd/2nd half Lost Semi Final
1935-36 - - - - - - - 4th out of playoffs


Independent Team in Maritimes Senior Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1936-37 MSP 4 2 1 1 5 19 16 - Lost Quarterfinal


Nova Scotia Hockey League (1937-39)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1937-38 - - - - - - - 2nd Lost Semi Final
1938-39 9 6 3 0 16 30 30 Tied 1st Won Final,
1938-39 MSP 4 1 2 1 3 15 28 - Lost South Section Semi Final

Antigonish-Pictou-Colchester Senior Hockey League (1939-44)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1939-40 - - - - - - - - out of playoffs
1940-41 - - - - - - - 1st West Won Final
1940-41 MSP 2 0 2 0 0 4 10 - Lost Maritimes Quarter Final
1941-42 12 6 5 1 13 54 55 Tied 1st Won Final
1941-42 MSP 8 3 4 1 7 35 31 - Lost Maritimes Final
1942-43 - - - - - - - 3rd out of playoffs
1943-44 - - - - - - - 1st
1943-44 MSP 4 3 1 0 6 41 25 - Won Maritimes
1943-44 Eastern Canada Allan Cup Playoffs 3 0 3 0 0 10 23 - Lost Eastern Semi Final

The Bearcats did not play in the 1944-45 Season


Antigonish-Pictou-Colchester Senior Hockey League (1945-46)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1945-46 - - - - - - - 1st Lost Final


Maritime Senior Hockey League (1947-50) (1946-48)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1946-47 40 21 18 2 44 - - 3rd Lost Final
1947-48 48 23 19 6 52 238 229 2nd Lost Semi Final


Antigonish-Pictou-Colchester Senior Hockey League (1948-55)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1948-49 36 12 22 2 26 - - 3rd Lost Semi Final
1949-50 - - - - - - - 5th out of playoffs
1950-51 - - - - - - - 5th out of playoffs
1951-52 - - - - - - - - Lost Final
1952-53 32 23 9 0 46 221 158 1st Lost Final
1953-54 35 20 13 2 43.5 186 174 1st Lost Final
1954-55 38 8 29 1 17 127 240 5th out of playoffs


Note: The 1949-50 APC Season was Senior B and not eligible for the Allan Cup playoffs.

Modern History[edit | edit source]

In 1998, the Truro Bearcats became only the second team from Nova Scotia to win the Allan Cup.

The Bearcats started off the 1997-98 season by announcing that the team would cease operation to help make away for the upstart Truro Bearcats Junior "A" team after twelve years of operation. For their final year, the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association awarded them the right to host the 1998 Allan Cup.

In the first game of the Allan Cup, the Bearcats beat the Powell River Regals 5-1. In their second game, they tied the Ile des Chenes North Stars 1-1. They closed out the round robin with a 5-3 win over the London Admirals. The victory allowed them to finish first in the round robin and advance directly to the Allan Cup final. In front of a hometown crowd, the Bearcats again faced London, beating them soundly 6-1 to win their only ever Allan Cup. This would be the last game ever played by the Bearcats.

Maritime Senior Hockey League (1991-92)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1991-92 - - - - - - - -

Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League (1982-1995)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1992-93 - - - - - - - - -
1993-94 - - - - - - - - -
1994-95 - - - - - - - - -
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