Johnson’s OT Winner Gets Bobcats Back in the Win Column

At the side of the Canmore net, Rob Johnson drove hard towards the goal and scored the overtime winner to end the Lloydminster Bobcats two game slide.

Tied 1-1 after regulation, the Bobcats found themselves in overtime for the first time this season and made the most of the extra time, picking up their fourth win of the season.

Hosting the Canmore Eagles for a Sunday matinee, the two teams played a fairly even contest throughout the afternoon.

For the fourth time this season, the Bobcats were able to jump out in front.

On the power-play, Rylan Nivon pounced on a loose puck at the side of the net and got it passed Eagle’s goalie Logan Dyck.

The Cats carried the 1-0 into the second period, where Canmore found their way onto the board.

With just under three minutes to play in the middle frame, Alex Young slid the puck past Bobcats goalie Liam McCloskey to even the score.

Despite losing the lead, McCloskey made numerous athletic stops throughout the period.

In the final regulation period, both teams had multiple chances but were unable to convert sending the contest to overtime.

Fortunately for the Bobcats, with 41 seconds left in the third, Eagle’s forward Trevor Van Steinburg was called for a high sticking double-minor penalty, which meant the Bobcats began overtime on a 4 on 3 power-play.

2:36 in to the extra session, Johnson scored his third of the season to secure a Lloydminster victory.

The Cats finished the game 2 for 8 on the power-play, while Canmore went 0 for 4.

The Eagles did manage to outshoot Lloydminster 32-29.

The Bobcats will resume their schedule on Wednesday with a visit to Sherwood Park.