It was a very similar result Friday night for the Lloydminster Bobcats as it was Wednesday night.
Tied after two periods of play, the Bobcats surrendered two goals in the third before the battled back in the final couple minutes but came up just short.
After falling behind 3-1 in the third frame, Logan Bromhead pulled the Bobcats back within one with just 1:16 remaining. And just like Wednesday night, the Cats came very close to tying the game in the dying seconds, but found themselves on the wrong side of the inch.
Back in the first period, it was the Thunder scoring the lone goal of the from.
Then in the second, Bobcat’s defenceman Ryley Hogan whistled home his fourth goal of the season to put Lloydminster back on even terms after two.
However, that is when the Thunder established their first two goal advantage of the game, which proved to be just a little too much for the Bobcats to overcome.
Despite the loss, it was another contest that saw Lloydminster battle right until the end, and nearly come away with a win without having the likes of Zach Kaiser and Zach Ziegler in the line-up.
Both Mason Waite and Curtis Meger made their return to the Cat’s line-up Friday night.
The Thunder went on to outshoot the Bobcats 44-31.
With the man-advantage, Lloydminster went 0 for 1, while the Thunder went 0 for 4.
The Bobcats will now head to Whitecourt on Saturday to pay their first visit of the season to the Scott Safety Centre.