It was a tough night at the office for the Lloydminster Bobcats Saturday night in Canmore.
Playing the second game of their three-game pre-Christmas southern swing, the Cats were unable to keep up with the hometown Eagles, who's offence continued to roll after taking care of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons the night before.
Despite getting goals from Logan Bromhead, his second in as many games, and one from Jordan Borysiuk, Lloydminster dropped an 8-2 decision.
After scoring six goals against The MOB on Friday, the Eagles offence remained hot with a pair of first period goals. The two goals came a minute and a half apart as Canmore jumped in front.
However, before the period expired the Bobcats were able to come up with a response. Andrew Hunt fired a pass from blue-line to blue-line sending Bromhead in alone and he lifted a back-hand shot over the blocker of Thomas Davis.
Only trailing 2-1 after one period, Lloydminster saw the second period get away from them.
Canmore put home three goals in the middle frame to take a 5-1 lead into the final twenty minutes of play.
The Eagles continued to add to their lead with two more goals during the third, before the Bobcats netted a power-play goal.
On a beautiful tic-tac-toe set up, Reid Irwin found Ty Mosimann who found Borysiuk in the slot and the 16-year Bobcat’s rookie tipped home his third goal of the season.
In the end, the Eagles would go on to tack on a late power-play marker of their own to round out the scoring.
Final shots in the game finished 47-19 in favour of the home team.
On the power-play, the Eagles went 2 for 6, while the Bobcats finished 1 for 7.
Lloydminster will now head to Okotoks on Sunday for their final game before the Christmas break. Puck drop is scheduled for 4:15.