Bobcats Win Penalty Filled Affair in Drayton Valley

Hitting the road for a Tuesday night date in Drayton Valley with the Thunder, the Lloydminster Bobcats came away with a 3-2 win in a penalty penalty filled affair.

In a contest that saw both teams going back and forth, and 17 minor penalties called, it was Tucker Scantlebury putting home the winner late, securing the Bobcats a second straight win.

The first penalty of the game wound up costing the Bobcats, when Zac Gladu converted on the power-play giving the Thunder an early 1-0 lead.

Just over ten minutes later, first year Bobcat, Austin Lamotte scored hist first career AJHL goal to tie the game 1-1.

With the score still deadlocked at 1-1, Drew Warkentine returned to his scoring ways late in the second period when he hammered home a one-timer on the power play.

Holding their 2-1 lead into the latter half of the third period, Gladu struck again for the Thunder.

Drayton Valley’s forward put home his second power play goal of the night to tie the score 2-2.

Just under two minutes later though, the Bobcat’s top line responded.

After Zach Kaiser fed Tucker Scantlebury the puck, the Foxwarren product drove the net, had his initial shot stopped but buried on the rebound opportunity.

The goal would go on to stand as the game winner.

The shot clock finished even between the two teams, with both registering 33.

Cale Elder got the win in goal for Lloydminster, while Shawn Parkinson took the loss for Drayton Valley.

With the man-advantage, the Cats went 1-8, and the Thunder finished 2-9.

Next up for the Bobcats is a trip to Camrose for showcase weekend when they battle the Calgary Mustangs on Friday and the Canmore Eagles on Saturday.