Bobcats fall short, lose 4-2 in Camrose

Bobcats fell short, as they were defeated 4-2 in Camrose, but remain in third place in the North Division.

They got right back into it on Saturday night after a home game on Friday, hitting the road to take on the Camrose Kodiaks who had gained at least a point in 9 straight games. The 16-12-3 Bobcats lost 3-2 in overtime to Drumheller last night but took sole possession of 3rd place in the North Division last night thanks in part to a point gained in overtime, and Whitecourt losing yesterday. Meanwhile Camrose sits at a .500 record of 12-12-6, 6th place in the South Division. 

It was a wild first minutes of the opening frame as Camrose would get on the board first, shorthanded, Luc Vandale put the Kodiaks ahead but the lead was short lived. Only 40 seconds later Bobcats get it back on the power-play, as Austin McDonald evens things up from Cole Porter and Tyler Kunz. But the Kodiaks would strike again, less than a minute after the Bobcats goal, Brett Njaa gives Camrose the 2-1 lead. That would be all the scoring from the period, shots favouring the Bobcats 7-6.

In the second period Camrose would get another one on the power-play, Tanner McMaster putting the Kodiaks up 3-1. Later in the period Kodiaks’ Scott Ferguson makes it 4-1 Camrose. Bobcats led the shot count 12-8 but were unable to get on the board in the second period.

The ‘Cats would get one back in the third period as Cole Porter finishes on the power-play, helper from Brock Weston to get the Bobcats within 2. But the Bobcats would fall short on Saturday night, losing to the Camrose Kodiaks 4-2.

Bobcats now sit at a record of 16-13-3 on the year, and remain in 3rd place in the North Division standings. Cole Porter had a goal and an assist, while Devin Green turned aside 18 of 22 shots.

Bobcats return home after the game, and they’ll await the Drayton Valley Thunder who pay a visit to the Civic Centre for a pair of weekend home games on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th.