Looking to continue their recent success against Whitecourt, the Lloydminster Bobcats (8-31-1) will go for their third straight win against the Wolverines (16-24-2) Friday night at the Civic Centre. Although having had Whitecourt’s number the last couple of games, the Cats will be also looking to end a three game slide. All the action can be heard live on Real Country 95.9 beginning at 7:15.
Heading In: Cats Fall in Wednesday Night Meeting Against Thunder
A third period goal was not enough for the Lloydminster Bobcats Wednesday night at the Civic Centre when they hosted the Drayton Valley Thunder for the final time this season. A third period goal from Rylan Nivon would be the only goal of the evening for the Cats as they dropped a 4-1 decision. Making his second career Bobcat’s start, goaltender Eric Cook made 41 saves on 45 shots in the defeat.
Head to Head
Meeting for the fourth time this season, the Lloydminster Bobcats come in to the contest with a winning record against the Whitecourt Wolverines having taken two of the three previous meetings. Winning 5-3 in Whitecourt in November and 3-2 at the Civic earlier this month, the Cats will try for their third consecutive win against their North-Division rival. The final two meetings of the season series will be played in Whitecourt.
Major Moves at the Deadline
The Bobcats made a flurry of moves prior to Thursday’s trade deadline. The Cats executed four separate trades in an effort to strengthen their franchise. On the returning end the Bobcats brought home local forward Chase Anderson from Melfort. They also acquired defenceman Andrew Smiley from Nipawin, and goaltender Justin Vertesi from Elliot Lake, while also receiving multiple Future Considerations. On the out, the Cats had to say goodbye to captain Zach Kaiser, defenceman Reid Irwin, and defenceman Zach Ziegler.
Calgary Mustangs @ Bobcats – Saturday January 12, 7:30 p.m. – Centennial Civic Centre
Bobcats @ Whitecourt – Tuesday January 15, 7:30 p.m. – Scott Safety Centre
Bobcats @ Grande Prairie – Wednesday January 16, 7:30 p.m. – Revolution Place