The Lloydminster Bobcats have announced a trade with the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).
The Bobcats have traded ’95 defenceman Adam Clements and future considerations to the Golden Hawks in exchange for ’95 defenceman Christian Lloyd.
Lloyd set a career high in points with the Golden Hawks last year, notching 17 goals and 35 assists for 52 points in 51 games to go with 83 penalty minutes. The Oakville, Ontario native led all OJHL defencemen in points last season, and finished with the eighth highest point total across all Canadian Junior Hockey League blueliners. The 5’11”, 202 lb Lloyd will be expected to provide a significant offensive boost to the ‘Cats defensive core.
“I’m really looking forward to joining the Bobcats and the community of Lloydminster,” said Lloyd. “It should be an exciting season with the RBC Cup being held there, and hopefully I can close out my junior career with a national championship.”
Lloyd is committed to Sacred Heart (NCAA) for the 2016-17 season.
Clements was acquired by Lloydminster on June 1st, 2015 as a future consideration from a deal that sent defenceman Tyler Kunz to the Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) on December 1st, 2014. The defenceman appeared in 49 games last year for the Spruce Kings after being acquired by the Whitby Fury early in the season. The Pickering, Ontario product registered 34 points from the back end for the Spruce Kings, and will now be returning to his home province.
Preparations continue for what will surely be a historic season for the Bobcats, with the team guaranteed a spot in the national championship tournament as the host of the 2016 RBC Cup. The event will take place from May 14th to 22nd in Lloydminster.
For further information please contact Gord Thibodeau at 780.886.9780.