On Tuesday night, the Lloydminster Bobcats completed a four game road swing with a sterling record of 3-1, putting themselves in a strong position to grab a playoff spot with a huge home stand ahead to close out the season.
After what has been a very up and down season for the up and coming team, the Cats are looking to the home crowd for support as six of the final seven regular season games will be played at the Civic Centre.
“Looking at the schedule at the start of the year, we knew we would have an opportunity down the stretch to get that hometown support to give us a bit of a push when we need it most,” said Head Coach and General Manager Travis Clayton. “The boys have really taken another step in February, showing a lot of guts to pick up some big wins and I expect they’ll put on a show for the fans these next couple weeks.”
The Bobcats need to pull ahead of either the Grande Prairie Storm or the Drayton Valley Thunder to secure a playoff spot, and sit one point back of each team right now. Over the last two weeks, the gap between the Cats and the Storm has closed from ten points to just one, setting up a dramatic pair of games at the Civic Centre this weekend as the Storm come to town on Friday and Saturday.
After Saturday’s game, the Bobcats head to Whitecourt for a matinee on Family Day Monday before returning to Lloydminster for a run of four straight home games to close out the season against Fort McMurray (February 24th-25th), Whitecourt (March 1st), and Spruce Grove (March 4th).