Lloydminster, AB – The Lloydminster Bobcats’ billet families and board directors gathered as a hockey family Wednesday evening to show gratitude and give back to the community who so generously supports them as a proud member of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The group came together with donated items and assembled over 30 Easter Food Hampers to be distributed to less fortunate families in the city by the Lloydminster Public School Division. The Bobcats’ core values include family and commitment both supporting active engagement in activities such as this.
“We are fortunate for how much support we get from the community, it was a great evening to spend with our billets and board in a positive effort to give back!” mentioned Dube. “Our organization would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and safe travels through the weekend! We encourage, if able, to help out others at this time, together we can make a positive impact”.
Dube, who took over as Head Coach and GM mid- season wrapped up the first camp under his direction Sunday afternoon. Fans were entertained with a new format of four teams competing in morning and afternoon games daily. The staff which included Director of Player Personnel Andrew Gilbert and U.S. Scouting Director Cory Lonke evaluated prospects brought in from across Western Canada and the United States, each looking to earn a spot on the Bobcats line up in the future. During the weekend players and families learned the team’s philosophy, vision, and future plans in a presentation by staff on Friday and on Saturday Columbine Coach lines sponsored a much-appreciated tour of the City and facilities. “It was a great weekend of hockey and getting our prospects and families into our city to see what we have to offer. We were really impressed with the play throughout the weekend and the preparation players put in to be at their best. We will be announcing signings over the course of the next few weeks,” said Dube.