The Lloydminster Bobcats continue to announce off-season additions to the roster preparing for the 2019-2020 year with the addition of 2001 born player Sam Carper. Carper becomes the second American to be added to the Bobcats joining Tanner Mack of East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
The Bobcats say Carper fits into the new model being implemented for a successful team on the ice and in the community. He’s played the last five seasons in the Ohio Blue Jackets elite stream finishing this year with the Major Midget team with 15 points, 11 goals and 41 penalty minutes. On top of being a team leader, Bobcats head coach and GM Nigel Dube believes he’ll be an asset for the team.
“Sam is a 200-foot player, he is very reliable and brings a physical presence creating space for players around him. Everything he does is hard, whether being dynamic on his feet or hard to knock off pucks, he is also going to be hard to play against down low,” says Dube.
Dube says the 5’9”, 175-pound right winger plays bigger then what the program may read. He says Carper has been coached and developed by respected coach Ed Gingher who is known for how he prepares his players for the next level. On top of all this, Dube highlights the importance of how the values align between both the Carpers and the Bobcats.
“The Carper family also shares our core values as an organization. We are welcoming a player whose family values align with the Bobcats’ values, dedicated and committed to hard work on and off the ice,” says Dube. The Bobcats will continue to put pieces in play moving forward in preparation for camp opening up in August.