It’s two more home games this weekend as the Lloydminster Bobcats entertain the Whitecourt Wolverines on Friday and Saturday nights.
GM and head coach Nigel Dube looks forward to the community support.
“We have the most games in the month at the Civic Centre and at home ice. We look at that as an advantage especially down the stretch. We are not spending all the days on the bus like we did the first third of the season. The Civic Centre is home to us and it’s going to be a tough arena for visiting teams to come in and play.”
The Bobcats host the Wolverines again next Wednesday February 2nd at the Civic and then a trip next Friday to Canmore.
Dube credits the fan support and says the players feed off of it. He’s looking forward to the weekend matchups.
“Whitecourt is coming into town for two. And obviously a fight every night for the standings in the north division. And these games this weekend are huge. We need to be ready to go and it’s going to be a battle that’s for sure.”
Dube is looking for the team to lay it on the ice every night as they have a busy month ahead. However, he says they will maintain what they have done so far, tackling one game at a time.
“That’s the mentality we have had all year and that’s the mentality we have to stick to. You can never look too far ahead because you miss what’s happening right in front of you. For us it’s just a matter of doing the things we need to do and trying to get healthier too as well.”
Dube notes they still have players recovering from injuries and they will look forward to having them back when they are fit.
He’s urging hockey lovers to come out and support the young players.
“They feed off of it and we appreciate it as a group.”