Trying to put an end to their three game losing streak, the Lloydminster Bobcats (3-7-1) will head north for the weekend for a pair of games against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons (6-4-2). Between Friday and Saturday’s games, the Bobcats will have a great opportunity to try and make up ground of The MOB. With 14 points, the Oil Barons currently lead the Bobcats by 7 points in the Viterra North Division standings.
Heading In: Cru Crush Cats in 2nd Annual Hockey Hooky Day
Playing in front of 1400 local students, the Lloydminster Bobcats were unable to send them home happy Wednesday morning at the second annual Fred North Foundation Hockey Hooky Day. After winning the inaugural game last year 4-1 over the Sherwood Park Crusaders, the same could not be said this year, as the Cru thumped the Cats 8-3. Hunter Lamb, Carson Franklin and Zach Kaiser scored the three Bobcat’s goals.
Head to Head
In two games so far this season, the Bobcats and The MOB have both won once. With the two meetings taking place during the second weekend of the season at the Civic Centre, the Oil Barons won the first game 4-3 in regulation before the Bobcats came back the next day with a 4-3 shoot-out victory. Following the pair of games at the Casman Centre over the weekend, the Cats and Oil Barons will just have one future meeting in December and one more in January.
Using Your Head
During the first period of the 2nd Annual Fred North Foundation Hockey Hooky Day Hunter Lamb tallied his 4th goal of the season, but not in traditional fashion. After Ryley Hogan’s pass attempt to the slot got deflected into the air, the Swift Current product managed to direct the puck with his helmet into the back of the net. Although the header goal didn’t result in a victory for the Cats, it did further continue what has been a very strong start to Lamb’s AJHL career.
Bobcats @ Fort McMurray – Saturday October 20, 7:30 p.m. – Casman Centre
Grand Prairie @ Bobcats – Tuesday October 23, 7:30 p.m. – Centennial Civic Centre
Whitecourt @ Bobcats – Saturday October 27, 7:30 p.m. – Centennial Civic Centre