The Lloydminster Bobcats have completed another transaction in what has been a complete overhaul of the roster leading into camp at the end of August. The Bobcats have acquired Tyler Schendel from the Camrose Kodiaks in exchange for Josh Lester. Lester was a part of a future considerations deal and came to the Bobcats on June 1.
Schendel has played two seasons for the Camrose Kodiaks and will be entering his third year in the league as a 19-year-old. He has posted 42 points during his time there but the connection to Lloydminster goes beyond points as Bobcats now head coach and general manager Nigel Dube was behind the bench while Schendel broke into the league as a 17-year-old.
“We talked about bringing in great humans, and he’s one of them,” says Dube. “I think he’s had some untapped offensive ability to him too. There’s a lot to offer. He’s going into his third season as a 19-year-old and I think he’s going to have a presence in our room, and presence on the ice both offensively and defensively. We really look forward to that.”
Dube believes the addition will be a key player in the Bobcats’ leadership group. Schendel, along with current Bobcats forward Breydon Berthold played for the Leduc Oil Kings who went to the national tournament in Prince George. Dube says this kind of experience will prove an asset for the team.
“We are getting a player who has multiple years’ experience in the AJHL, played for a national championship and has worked in the trenches. He’s an honest player and we know what we are going to get out of him every night.”
The Lloydminster Bobcats organization welcome the entire Schendel family to the city of Lloydminster. Residents can get their child registered for the Bobcats Hockey school and summer camp today. Anyone wanting to get season tickets can email [email protected] or call (780) 871-0900.