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Bobcats Struck By Thunder

The road continues to be a major nemesis for the Lloydminster Bobcats.

Playing their second game to cap off a two-day road trip, the Bobcats were shut-out for the second straight night falling 4-0 to the Drayton Valley Thunder.

The Cats were able to control most of the play in the first period, but were unable to find the back of net. Despite out-shooting the Thunder 12-7, the game remained scoreless after twenty minutes.

Early in the second period, the Thunder stuck quickly to get on the board. Just 44 seconds into the period, Nolan Spadafore sent a seeing-eye shot in on goal and past Pierce Diamond for a 1-0 lead.

Just under four minutes later, Vincent Beaudry jumped on a rebound a snapped the puck into an open cage for a 2-0 lead that the Thunder would carry into the second intermission.

Trying to recover in the final frame, the Bobcats had the deficit grow even larger.

Spadafore received a back-door pass and tapped home his second of the game extending the lead to 3-0.

The Thunder would go on to seal the game in the dying seconds with a Marc-Antoine Beniot empty-net goal.

Both teams fired 32 shots with Diamond making 29 saves, while Shawn Parkinson recorded his first career AJHL shut-out.

The Bobcats finished the game 0 for 3 on the power-play, with the Thunder going 0 for 2 with the man-advantage.

Next up for the Bobcats is a home game Saturday night when they host the Calgary Mustangs.