Recruiting Class Grows to Nine

With six new players already announced for the 2015-16 season, the Lloydminster Bobcats would like to announce the signing of three more players, including local talent Tre Doyon, goaltender Parker Tobin and defenseman Carson Romeril.

Doyon ('98) is a native of Wainwright Alberta, and has spent two of his last four years playing hockey in Lloydminster. In 2012-13 he was a member of the Bantam AAA Heat, recording 14 points over 31 games. After spending two years playing midget hockey in BC, Doyon was able to join current Bobcats assistant coach Travis Clayton with the AAA midget team in Lloydminster. The 5’10’’, 170 lb speedster was a key part of that Bobcats run to the 2016 Telus Cup. Doyon tallied eight points in 31 Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League games last season.

“Doyon is a character forward who is tenacious on the puck and can fit into any role. He will certainly add a high level of physicality to the team,” said head coach Gord Thibodeau.

Tobin is a 6’0’’ 175 lb goaltender from Stony Plain Alberta. Last season Tobin, born in '99, saw time in 17 regular season games for the Leduc Midget AAA Oil Kings. Here he was able to post a 2.65 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. Tobin also spent time in midget hockey with the AAA PAC Saints where he earned Player Of The Week honours for all of Western Canada.

“We really like how well he (Tobin) can control rebounds. He is a very calm player with a great amount of poise while in the crease,” expressed Thibodeau.

Romeril ('98) spent time last season with the Midget AAA Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Edmonton Prep program, competing in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. The 6’0’’ 170 lb defender plays an intelligent game, scoring a goal and five assists in 32 games at OHA last season. Prior to last season, Romeril had spent the previous two years at the Edge School in his hometown of Calgary.

Thibodeau had the following to say on Romeril: “He is a good puck-moving defenseman who has a lot of mobility. He can skate very well with the puck and will fit nicely with the other defenseman we have recruited.”