A three goal third period for Grand Prairie proved to be the undoing for the Lloydminster Bobcats Sunday afternoon at the Centennial Civic Centre.
Playing host to the Storm for the final time in the regular season, the Bobcats found themselves on the wrong side of a 5-2 score.
Trailing 2-0 after one period of play, thanks to goals from Jared Power and Dallas Comeau, the Bobcats were able to get one by Grand Prairie goalie Ethan Slobodzian in the middle frame.
On the power-play, Zach Kaiser put home his 31st goal of the season after curling towards the high-slot.
However, much like in Sherwood Park on Friday, a couple of early third period goals would prove costly for Lloydminster.
Comeau put home his second of the game and then Edouard Michaud beat Bobcat’s goalie Bailey Brkin on the power-play to make it 4-1.
With just over ten minutes to go in the third, an unlikely offensive source did his best to spark a Lloydminster comeback.
Cat’s defenceman Evan Wood skated down the well, crossed the Grand Prairie blue-line before unloading a slap-shot into the back of the Storm’s goal for Wood’s first career AJHL goal.
Unfortunately for Lloydminster, less than a minute later Justin Bernier responded for GP to restore their three goal advantage.
The Bobcats did go on to outshoot the Storm 34-20 in the loss.
Lloydminster finished the game 1 for 10 on the power-play, with Grand Prairie going 1 for 5.
Next up for the Cats is a Wednesday night home game when they host the Sherwood Park Crusaders.