Hockey fans of the border city won’t be waiting too long to see the Lloydminster Junior A Bobcats back in action.
The team is set to take on the Bonnyville Pontiacs for a pre-season exhibition game on August 31, 2016.
In the 11 days that follow initial pre-season match-up, the Bobcats will continue to shake off any rust since the RBC Cup in May, in 5 additional pre-seasoners.
The regular season starts Friday, September 16. As is tradition, the Bobcats are slated to take on the Pontiacs in their first regular season game, and as last year, they will do so on the road. It will be the team’s 35th consecutive season of Junior A hockey for Lloydminster.
The following day, the ‘Cats will be in action again against Bonnyville, but at home this time, for 7:30 p.m. puck drop at the Centennial Civic Centre.
Other notable dates to highlight on the calendar for the 2016-17 season include:
- September 29 – October 1, when the 10th annual AJHL Showcase gets underway in Camrose. The Bobcats will play two afternoon games during the showcase: the first against the Okotoks Oilers at 4:30 on the Friday, and the second will be against the Calgary Mustangs at 1 o’clock on Saturday.
- The World Junior A Challenge is only a stone’s throw away this year, up in Bonnyville at the C2 Centre, from December 11 to the 17, 2016.
- The Canadian Junior Hockey League trade deadline is January 10, 2016.
- March 4, 2017 is the final game of the regular season on home ice, scheduled against the Spruce Grove Saints, and playoffs will begin March 9.
For more information visit http://www.lloydminsterbobcats.ca