Tough hockey weekend
It was a tough weekend for the elite male hockey programs in Lloydminster, as the midget Bobcats, minor midget Rage and bantam Bobcats each couldn’t come away with two points in their weekend games.
The midget Bobcats were on the road, first heading to Red Deer on Saturday evening for a game with the Chiefs.
A five goal first period, however, would quickly put the Bobcats down, en route to a 7-0 loss.
Heading down to Foothills, the Bobcats would look to rebound against the Bisons on Sunday.
They would trail 2-1 after the first period, but would knot the game at 2-2 in the early third period after a scoreless second.
Foothills and Lloydminster would trade goals to keep it 3-3, but that would only hold for 36 seconds when Tyson Scott scored for the Bisons.
They would add two more in the second half of the period, going on to win 6-3.
The Bobcats are now 3-10-1 this season.
Meanwhile, the minor midget Rage were in Camrose on Saturday evening to take on the Red Wings.
After a 1-1 first period, the Rage and Red Wings would explode for a seven goal second period.
Unfortunately, Camrose would come out of the 5-4 lead, heading into the third period.
Two more goals by the Red Wings would edge out the Rage’s lone goal, giving them a 7-5 victory.
On Sunday the Rage were in Leduc, where a three goal first period by the Oil Kings would lead to a 4-3 victory.
Jake Anderson, Keagan Watchel and Caleb Brown had goals for the Rage.
The two losses move the Rage to 1-11-1 this season.
The bantam Bobcats would earn the only point of the weekend, as they played to a 3-3 tie with Leduc on Saturday.
The Bobcats trailed late in the third period, but Brayden Oster scored his second of the game with 1:45 remaining to earn the point for the Bobcats.
Lloydminster would return to the Civic Centre on Sunday to take on the PAC Saints.
Trailing 2-1 heading into the third, PAC would edge out the Bobcats three goals to two in the final 20 minutes to take it 5-3.
The Bobcats are now 4-10-2 this season.
November 15, 2016 12:00 AM
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