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Cats Fall to Kodiaks in OT
Posted February 19th, 2018 @ 6:19 pm

Despite holding two different leads, the Lloydminnster Bobcats were unable to hold in in a Family Day loss.

Hosting the Camrose Kodiaks, the Bobcats wound up suffering a 4-3 OT loss.

It was the second time this season the Kodiaks got the better of Lloydminster in overtime.

The Kodiaks found their way on to the board first early in the second frame.

Short-handed, Kyler Kupka forced a turnover behind the Bobcats net and tucked in the opening goal of the game.

However, the Bobcats would come back with a strong response. Zach Kaiser converted his 29th goal of the season on the power-play to tie the game, before Tucker Scantlebury buried an even-strength goal to give the Cats their first lead.

Lloydminster took their 2-1 advantage in to the third, but Camrose would respond.

Just 40 seconds into the final regulation frame, Ryan Hartman scored a power-play marker to tie it.

Shawn Harke would restore the Bobcats lead just under four minutes later with a short-handed goal.

Again though, the Kodiaks would respond.

Ryan Hartman put home his second power-play goal of the period to knot the game 3-3.

Then in overtime, the Kodiaks would make no mistake when Kupka tallied his second of the game to end the contest.

Bailey Brkin made 28 saves on 32 shots for Lloydminster, while Griffin Bowerman stopped 19 of 22.

On the power-play, the Bobcats went 1 for 5 with the Kodiaks going 2 for 8.

Next up for Lloydminster is a trip to Sherwood Park on Friday night to battle the Crusaders.

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