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Bobcats fall short in RBC Cup final

The RBC Cup has ended, with the Lloydminster Bobcats coming in second to the West Kelowna Warriors on Sunday evening after a 4-0 shutout.

The game was played in front of a packed house at the Lloydminster Centennial Civic Centre, with around 1,647 in attendance to watch the Bobcats face off against the Warriors. However, the hometown fans were not able to see their team win the national championship, as Warriors goalie Matthew Greenfield stopped each shot sent towards his net.

The Bobcats had managed to secure their position in the final after a victory over Carleton Place in the round robin and a 6-2 win over the Trenton Golden Hawks in the semi-final on Saturday. The Warriors came to the final with a record of 2-1-1 in the round robin, and beat the Brooks Bandits in the semi-final with a score of 4-1.

Bobcats head coach Gord Thibodeau said the team played a strong game, and there was no shame in losing to the Warriors.

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“If we could have got one (goal) it would have changed things,” said Thibodeau.
“But full credit to West Kelowna. There is no shame in losing to a team like that.”
Thibodeau also said the experience in the RBC Cup will allow the Bobcats to build a foundation of success.
“That’s the biggest attribute to come out of this,”  said Thibodeau.
“The 22 guys in that room did that. Hosting the RBC was huge, but in terms of building the success on the ice, those 22 guys are responsible for that. They are building expectations that hopefully we are going to carry forward next year and for years forward. We are awfully proud of them for that. That’s how you build strong organization, you have to build off something successful and this year to me was a great success.”


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