|City||Truro, Nova Scotia|
|League||Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League|
|Home arena||Colchester Legion Stadium|
|Colours||Black, Yellow, and White|
|General manager||Larry Anthony, Jim Foley|
|Head coach||John Kibyuk|
The Truro Bearcats were a Canadian Senior ice hockey team from Truro, Nova Scotia. The Bearcats were the 1998 Allan Cup Canadian National champions of Senior hockey.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, with 70% of citizens residing within 100 kilometres (62 mi) of the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.
Senior hockey refers to amateur or semi-professional ice hockey competition. There are no age restrictions for Senior players, who typically consist of those whose Junior eligibility has expired.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
In 1998, the Truro Bearcats became only the second team from Nova Scotia to win the Allan Cup.
The Allan Cup is the trophy awarded annually to the national senior amateur men's ice hockey champions of Canada. It was donated by Sir Montagu Allan of Ravenscrag, Montreal, and has been competed for since 1909. The current champions are the Lacombe Generals, who captured the 2019 Allan Cup in Lacombe, Alberta.
The Bearcats started off the 1997-98 season by announcing that the team would cease operation to help make way 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.
The Truro Bearcats are a Junior "A" team based out of Truro, Nova Scotia. The Bearcats are one of six Nova Scotia teams in the Maritime Junior Hockey League.
The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) was the national governing body of amateur ice hockey play in Canada from 1914 until 1994 when it merged with the Canadian Hockey Association or Hockey Canada.
The 1998 Allan Cup was the Canadian national senior ice hockey championship for the 1997-98 Senior "AAA" season. The event was hosted by the Truro Bearcats in Truro, Nova Scotia. The 1998 tournament marked the 90th time that the Allan Cup has been awarded.
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.
The Powell River Regals are a Canadian Senior ice hockey team from Powell River, British Columbia. The Regals play an independent schedule under the supervision of the BC Amateur Hockey Association. The Regals are 3-time Allan Cup National Senior "AAA" Champions and 1-time Hardy Cup National Intermediate "A" Champions.
The London Admirals were a Canadian Senior ice hockey team from London, Ontario. The Admirals were one-time national Allan Cup finalists.
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