2021-22 Canadian Tire Cup Final
(1) Summerside Western Capitals vs (3) Truro Bearcats
Game 1 – Truro at Summerside, Saturday, April 23rd, 7:30 PM – Credit Union Place
Game 2 – Summerside at Truro, Tuesday, April 26th, 7:00 PM – Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Game 3 – Truro at Summerside, Thursday, April 28th, 7:00 PM – Credit Union Place
Game 4 – Summerside at Truro, Saturday, April 30th, 7:00 PM – Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Game 5 – Truro at Summerside, Monday, May 2nd, 7:00 PM – Credit Union Place*
Game 6 – Summerside at Truro, Wednesday, May 4th, 7:00 PM – Rath Eastlink Community Centre*
Game 7 – Truro at Summerside, Saturday, May 7th, 7:00 PM – Credit Union Place*
|Regular Season Record (MHL Rank)||31-4-1-2 (1st)||19-15-2-0 (7th)|
|Division Final Result||Defeated Fredericton 4-0||Defeated Valley 4-3|
|Previous Appearance in League Final||2012-13 – Defeated Truro 4-1||2016-17 – Defeated Miramichi 4-3|
|Playoff Goals For per game (MHL Rank)||4.56 (1st)||2.92 (2nd)|
|Playoff Goals Against per game (MHL Rank)||2.44 (3rd)||2.58 (5th)|
|Playoff Powerplay % (MHL Rank)||29.6% (2nd)||35.3% (1st)|
|Playoff Penalty Kill % (MHL Rank)||82.1% (3rd)||75.6% (6th)|
|Playoff Top Scorer||Aaron Brown (4 G, 12 A)||Luke Munroe (8 G, 4 A)|
|Playoff Top Scoring Defenseman||Ed McNeill (10 A)||Brant King (9 A)|
|Playoff Goaltender Stats||Felix-Anthony Ethier (8-0-1, 2.32 GAA, .902 SV%, 1 SO)||Mavrick Goyer (8-4-0, 2.24 GAA, .929 SV%)|
October 23rd – Truro 2 Summerside 7
November 26th – Summerside 7 Truro 1
- This is a rematch of the 2012-13 Kent Cup, where Summerside defeated the Bearcats in five games to capture the league title. Truro would defeat Summerside to win the Fred Page Cup in Hubtown. The national championship, then the RBC Cup, was held in Summerside that season where Truro would defeat the Western Capitals in the round-robin, but Summerside would ultimately lose to Brooks in the final.
- The feature matchup is between the pipes, where we find All-Star goaltenders that were traded for each other. The deal on December 3rd sent Felix-Anthony Ethier to Summerside for Mavrick Goyer, defenseman Josh Steele, and future considerations. Goyer would go on to win the Goaltender of the Year award. Both have been excellent in the playoffs, but Goyer has faced more shots. He has made 364 saves in twelve games, compared to 202 saves in nine games for Ethier.
- The task for Truro will be to try and contain the high-powered Summerside offense, which boasts the top three scorers in the playoffs in Aaron Brown, Jacob Stewart, and Colby MacArthur, despite only playing nine playoff games this far.
- Colby MacArthur, the MHL’s scoring leader in the regular season, has recorded at least one point in every playoff game for Summerside thus far (a total of fifteen overall). Luke Munroe has the longest active point streak for Truro with eight in seven games.