Appearing to be down and out on the road in a hostile environment, the Lloydminster Bobcats battled back in Fort McMurray but ultimately wound up dropping their fourth straight game.
Down 3-0 after two periods of play inside a loud Casman Centre Friday night, the Bobcats scored a pair of goals 40 seconds a part.
First, it was Hunter Lamb deflecting home his 5th goal of the season on a feed from Mason Waite. Then Zach Kaiser one-timed his 6th goal of the year after newly-acquired Logan Bromhead passed him the puck on a 2-on-1.
Unfortunately for the Cats they were unable to find the equalizer throughout the final frame, despite numerous chances.
Fort McMurray opened the scoring in the first period on a Kole Gable sharp-angled shot.
They then continued to build their lead early in the second on goals from Nicholas McCarry and Jack Hamly.
Getting the start in net, Bobcat’s goalie Curtis Meger was strong once again, making 33 saves on 36 shots in the loss.
Second-year Oil Baron’s goalie Chris Curr was also strong as usual. The St. Albert native made 30 saves on 32 shots to earn the win.
The Lloydminster power-play continued to struggle Friday night. The Cats finished 0 for 5 with the man-advantage, falling to 5 for 53 on the season. The MOB finished the game 0 for 3 on the power-play.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night once again from the Casman Centre.