Looking to build off of a hard fought loss Saturday night in Okotoks, the Lloydminster Bobcats did just that Sunday afternoon in Calgary.
Visiting the Canucks to wrap up their four game in five-days southern Alberta road trip, the Bobcats rolled past Calgary 8-1.
Entering the game, the Bobcats highest offensive output for one contest was five goals, which they accomplished twice previously. Sunday afternoon, they nearly matched that in the first period alone.
Two goals from Mike MacLean and two more from Kobe Walker had the Bobcats up 4-0 over the Canucks after twenty minutes of play, while outshooting the Canucks 21-8.
The period was the Bobcats best period, result wise, all season.
Despite not generating many shots in the second frame, the Bobcats made the most of their chances.
Calgary outshot Lloydminster 20-4 in the second, but of those four shots, Brock Sottile scored his first goal as a Bobcat before setting up Zach Kaiser who tipped home his fifth goal of the season for a 6-0 Bobcats.
After Andrew Marshall got the Canucks on the board, Walker completed the hat-trick late in the period to put Lloydminster up 7-1.
The Bobcats rounded out the scoring early in the third when Zach Webb buried his second goal in as many games.
In net for Lloydminster, Pierce Diamond picked up the win making 42 saves. Canucks goalie Erik Gordon was pulled after allowing six goals on 23 shots. In relief, Caiden Kreitz stopped 11 of 13 shots.
Both Cole Johnson and Tucker Scantlebury had three assists each for the ‘Cats, who finished the game, along with Mike MacLean and Kobe Walker, with three points.
Lloydminster finished the game 1 for 6 on the power-play, while the Canucks went 0 for 6.
The Bobcats will now return home on Saturday night to host the Bonnyville Pontiacs.