Bobcats Continue to Build Foundation; Name New Scouting Staff

The Lloydminster Bobcats continue to build on the foundation of change with the addition of new scouting staff. The team is thrilled to announce 5 new scouts who will work with directors already in place Andrew Gilbert, the Director of Player Personnel, and Cory Lonke, the Director of U.S. Scouting. The Bobcats organization is excited with additions to the franchise as changes continue to be made under the leadership and guidance of Head Coach and General Manager Nigel Dube.

Scouting the province of Alberta, the Bobcats have brought in Kelly Smith and Calen Jobson.

Heading east, the province of Saskatchewan will be covered by Nevin Dube, Graham Klassen and Stephen Kirzinger.

Jeff Jeanson will be the Bobcat’s scout in Manitoba, and Tyler Shipstad will be an addition south of the border.

“It’s a great day to be a part of the Lloydminster Bobcat’s organization as we continue to move forward,” Bobcat’s Head Coach/GM Nigel Dube said. “Adding these gentlemen to our program goes a long way in continuing to build a solid foundation for our team. They understand the direction we are going moving forward and their contributions will be a major part of it.”

These additions essentially round out the hockey operations staff for the Bobcats who named Dube the new Head Coach and General Manager in mid November.

“It is important moving forward for us to identify the athletes and more important, the people we want to be a part of our organization and culture” Dube said. “These scouts all have a great eye for not only talented hockey players, but they understand we are built around character, integrity, and passion; we want athletes who want to have a positive impact in our community. Bringing these types of players to Lloydminster will not only significantly and positively impact our community but will bring the product this city is looking for and expecting on the ice. Our scouting staff understands that and is excited to hit the ground running.”