After a regulation loss to divisional rival Whitecourt on Friday night, the Lloydminster Bobcats were hoping for a much better outcome than the 4-1 loss tonight at the Civic Centre.
Like Friday night, it was the Wolverines getting on the board first, as Frederic Letourneau snuck in alone on Alex Leclerc off of a faceoff before beating him with a move from the forehand to backhand.
Minutes later, the Cats would go to the penalty kill for four minutes as Taylor Mulder was called for high sticking, but the home team was up to the challenge and made it out of the period without further damage.
In the second, it was the Bobcats getting some powerplay opportunity of their own as Whitecourt was forced to kill eight minutes in penalties in the middle frame after having six minutes worth of power play time in the first, but Lloydminster couldn't convert. The lone goal of the second period was another marker for Letourneau, making it 2-0 Whitecourt through forty minutes.
With 20 minutes to go to get back into it, the Bobcats stumbled once again as Joseph Nardi extended the lead to 3-0 just 0:50 into the third period. In a penalty-filled final frame, the Wolverines would add another from Josh Bishop before Eric Benshadle finally got the Bobcats on the board with 6:24 to go.
That was as close as Lloydminster would get as the Wolverines dropped the Bobcats 4-1.
Shots on goal slightly favoured the Wolverines, who finished the game with a 25-23 advantage.
Special teams were an issue on both sides again tonight, as each team went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
The Bobcats next action is Wednesday night as they host the Drumheller Dragons at the Civic Centre at 7:30PM.