Bobcats wrapped up their 3 game road trip in Calgary on Sunday against the Mustangs with a 5-2 win. The Bobcats took the lead only seconds into the game and wouldn't let up earning the road victory.
Both teams’ came into the game with identical 14-12-2 records, looking to advance in the standings of their respective divisions. Bobcats got off to a quick start, only 14 seconds in to the game Eric Therrien scored his second goal in as many days, assists coming in from Taylor Mulder and Brock Weston to make it 1-0 Bobcats. They would strike again thanks to a redirected shot with Troy Rapuano getting the credit, assists from Brock Weston his second of the night, and Austin Yaremchuk to make it 2-0 Bobcats. After 20 minutes it was all Bobcats, out shooting the Mustangs 14-6.
The Bobcats would continue to keep the pressure in the Mustangs offensive zone in the second period. Tyler Kunz would get the Bobcats third goal of the night from Lukas Biensch and Nolan Yaremchuk. Then on the power play Taylor Mulder would let one fly from the point through some screens to make it 4-0 ‘Cats, helpers from Braden Crone and Eric Therrien. But the Mustangs would finally answer with a goal of their own, Connor Collet getting Calgary on the board. 4-1 after 40 minutes, shots were even in the 2nd 9-9.
It would be the Mustangs getting a goal closer and cutting it down to 4-2 with a goal from Dustin Cave. But the Bobcats were determined to close out the Mustangs and they did just that with a power play goal from Patrick Geary assist from Austin McDonald. Bobcats finish off their road trip on a winning note with a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Mustangs. Bobcats narrowly out shot Calgary 28 to 26 while Taylor Mulder, Nolan Yaremchuk, and Brock Weston all enjoyed 2 point nights and Devin Green turned aside 26 of 28 shots. Bobcats now sit at 15-12-2 on the year with 32 points, 2 points behind the Whitecourt Wolverines.
“After starting this South trip 0 for 2 and coming off a lackuster effort in Okotoks, it was important the Bobcats have a strong start and build on it. After grabbing an early lead, built momentum allowing a 4 goal lead. Once the lead was established, I felt we did a good job of neutralizing the Mustangs offensive abilities. The team is looking forward to returning home and regrouping for the tilt against Whitecourt,” GM/Coach Garry VanHereweghe said after the game.
Bobcats now head home after a 1-2-0 road trip, where they will entertain the Whitecourt Wolverines in an important North Division showdown on Wednesday, November 27th at the Civic Centre at 7:30 PM.