GAME DAY: Cats Look to Make it Two in a Row; Host Dragons

Following an offensive explosion to start the month of December, the Lloydminster Bobcats (7-20-1) will look to continue that trend Sunday afternoon when they host the Drumheller Dragons (19-10-0). Going just 1-10 in the month of November, the Cats started the final month of the calendar year with a 7-1 win over the Calgary Canucks on Saturday. Now they will seek a bit of pay back, as they take on a Drumheller team who scored seven goals on Lloydminster in their first meeting. All the action can be heard live on Real Country 95.9 beginning at 2:15.

Heading In: Bobcat’s Offence Explodes in Lopsided Win Over Canucks

An offensive outburst on all fronts, helped the Lloydminster Bobcats put an end to a three-game losing skid Saturday night at the Civic Centre. The Cats used seven goals from seven different goal scorers as they rolled past the visiting Calgary Canucks 7-1. Hosting their annual Teddy Bear Toss night, it did not take long for the stuffed animals to come flying onto the ice. Just under three minutes into the contest rookie forward Ethan Mack cut into the slot a snapped a shot past Canuck’s goalie Brett Balas. Rylan Nivon, Reid Irwin, Logan Bromhead, Ty Mosimann, Noah Taron and Jordan Borysiuk all had goals as well.

Head to Head

Sunday afternoon will mark the second and final meeting of the season between the Bobcats and Dragons. The first contest, taking place on November 3rd in Drumheller saw no shortage of goals. The Dragons went on to defeat the Cats 7-4, despite Lloydminster jumping out to a 2-0 advantage. Last season the Bobcats won two of their three meetings against Drumheller.

Borysiuk Gets a Game and Goal Under His Belt

2002-Born forward Jordan Borysiuk made his Lloydminster Jr. A Bobcats debut Saturday night at the Civic Centre.  Accumulating 45 points in 42 games over the past season and a half with the Lloydminster Midget ‘AAA’ Bobcats, the Mannville, AB native got his first taste of AJHL action (Borysiuk has played six games in the WHL with the Red Deer Rebels). It did not take him very long to make an impact either. Borysiuk had multiple opportunities throughout the game for his first career goal before burying a wrist-shot into the back of the net during the third period. Both the Bobcats and Borysiuk are hoping it will be the first of many goals for the 16-year old.

Upcoming Schedule

Drayton Valley @ Bobcats – Wednesday December 5, 7:30 p.m. – Centennial Civic Centre

Bobcats @ Sherwood Park – Friday December 7, 7:00 p.m. – Sherwood Park Arena

Bobcats @ Fort McMurray – Saturday December 8, 7:30 p.m. – Casman Centre