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Lloydminster Bobcats

The Lloydminster Bobcats are a Canadian junior A ice hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). They play home games in the Lloydminster Centennial Civic Centre on the Saskatchewan side[2] of the biprovincial city of Lloydminster, which straddles that province's border with Alberta.

Lloydminster Bobcats
Lloydminster Bobcats logo.svg
CityLloydminster, Saskatchewan
LeagueAlberta Junior Hockey League
DivisionNorth
Founded1982
Home arenaLloydminster Centennial Civic Centre
ColoursBlack, orange, white
General managerNigel Dube[1]
Head coachNigel Dube
Franchise history
1982–1988Lloydminster Lancers (SJHL)
1988–2005Lloydminster Blazers
2005–presentLloydminster Bobcats

HistoryEdit

The Bobcats were preceded by the Lloydminster Blazers from 1988 to 2005 and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Lloydminster Lancers from 1982 until 1988. The Bobcats hosted the 2016 Royal Bank Cup tournament for the Junior A national championship.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T/OTL = Ties/Overtime losses, SOL = Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T/OTL SOL GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
1982–83 64 16 45 3 260 395 35 8th SJHL Lost Quarterfinals, 0–4 vs. Weyburn Red Wings
1983–84 64 32 31 1 315 253 65 5th SJHL Won Quarterfinals, 4–1 vs. Moose Jaw Canucks
Lost Semifinals, 1–4 vs. Yorkton Terriers
1984–85 64 23 37 4 256 296 50 7th SJHL Lost Quarterfinals, 0–4 vs. Estevan Bruins
1985–86 60 33 26 1 318 230 67 3rd SJHL Lost Quarterfinals, 3–4 vs. Weyburn Red Wings
1986–87 64 42 19 3 330 255 87 2nd SJHL Won Quarterfinals, 4–1 vs. Estevan Bruins
Won Semifinals, 4–0 vs. Battlefords North Stars
Lost Finals, 0–4 vs. Humboldt Broncos
1987–88 60 16 44 0 221 355 32 11th SJHL Did not qualify
1988–89 60 18 41 1 214 281 37 5th North Lost Quarterfinals, 2–4 vs. Fort Saskatchewan Traders
1989–90 60 31 29 0 294 311 62 3rd North Won Quarterfinals, 4–3 vs. Fort Saskatchewan Traders
Lost Semifinals, 3–4 vs. Sherwood Park Crusaders
1990–91 56 23 32 1 246 293 47 5th overall Won Quarterfinals, 4–3 vs. Olds Grizzlys
Lost Semifinal, 1–4 vs. Fort Saskatchewan Traders
1991–92 60 27 28 5 275 297 59 6th overall Won Quarterfinals, 4–2 vs. Calgary Royals
Lost Semifinals, 3–4 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons
1992–93 56 25 24 7 242 255 57 7th overall Lost Quarterfinal, 0–5 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons
1993–94 56 15 37 4 202 297 34 8th overall Lost Quarterfinals, 0–4 vs. Sherwood Park Crusaders
1994–95 56 20 32 4 197 267 44 8th overall Lost Quarterfinals, 1–4 vs. Olds Grizzlys
1995–96 60 10 48 2 161 365 22 10th overall Did not qualify
1996–97 60 27 33 0 201 263 54 10th overall Did not qualify
1997–98 60 30 26 4 224 190 64 6th overall Lost Quarterfinals, 0–4 vs. Fort Saskatchewan Traders
1998–99 62 37 23 2 257 213 76 2nd North Won Div. Semifinals, 4–3 vs. Fort Saskatchewan Traders
Lost Div. Finals, 3–4 vs. St. Albert Saints
1999–00 64 42 18 4 268 203 88 2nd North Won Div. Semifinals, 4–0 vs. Fort Saskatchewan Traders
Lost Div. Finals, 1–4 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons
2000–01 64 36 23 5 251 233 77 5th North Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 1–3 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons
2001–02 64 26 33 5 218 268 57 6th North Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Sherwood Park Crusaders
2002–03 64 31 27 6 232 260 68 5th North Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 1–4 vs. St. Albert Saints
2003–04 60 24 34 2 176 222 50 7th North Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3–1 vs. St. Albert Saints
Lost Div. Semifinal, 1–4 vs. Grande Prairie Storm
2004–05 64 17 40 7 156 246 41 7th North Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Spruce Grove Saints
2005–06 60 17 37 6 146 248 40 7th North Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Drayton Valley Thunder
2006–07 60 21 26 3 186 264 45 8th North Did not qualify
2007–08 62 28 29 5 189 208 61 6th North Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Spruce Grove Saints
2008–09 62 25 29 8 203 219 58 7th North Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 1–3 vs. Grande Prairie Storm
2009–10 60 19 32 9 173 220 47 7th North Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 1–3 vs. Grande Prairie Storm
2010–11 60 32 24 4 157 162 68 5th North Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3–2 vs. Grande Prairie Storm
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–4 vs. Spruce Grove Saints
2011–12 60 38 14 8 198 149 84 3rd North Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Drayton Valley Thunder
2012–13 60 20 33 7 166 225 47 8th North Did not qualify
2013–14 60 31 23 6 180 176 68 3rd North Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3–2 vs. Whitecourt Wolverines
Lost Div. Semifinals, 3–4 vs. Fort McMurray Oil Barons
2014–15 60 32 20 8 186 155 72 2nd North Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3–1 vs. Whitecourt Wolverines
Lost Div. Semifinals, 2–4 vs. Bonnyville Pontiacs
2015–16 60 44 14 2 236 155 90 3rd North Won Div. Quarterfinals, 3–0 vs. Drayton Valley Thunder
Won Div. Semifinals, 4–0 vs. Whitecourt Wolverines
Lost Div. Finals, 1–4 vs. Spruce Grove Saints
2016–17 60 15 44 3 2 124 223 33 8th of 8, North
15th of 16, AJHL
Did not qualify
2017–18 60 23 34 3 2 143 206 49 6th of 8, North
14th of 16, AJHL
Lost Div. Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Whitecourt Wolverines
2018–19 60 9 49 2 123 276 20 8th of 8, North
15th of 16, AJHL
Did not qualify

Junior A National ChampionshipEdit

The National Junior A Championship, formerly known as the Royal Bank Cup, is the postseason tournament for the Canadian national championship for Junior A hockey teams that are members of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The tournament consists of the regional Junior A champions and a previously selected host team.Since 1990, the national championship has used a five-team tournament format when the regional qualifiers were designated as the ANAVET Cup (Western), Doyle Cup (Pacific), Dudley Hewitt Cup (Central), and Fred Page Cup (Eastern). From 2013 to 2017, the qualifiers were the Dudley Hewitt Cup (Central), Fred Page Cup (Eastern), and the Western Canada Cup champions and runners-up (Western #1 and #2).

The tournament begins with round-robin play between the five teams followed by the top four teams playing a semifinal game, with the top seed facing the fourth seed and the second facing the third. The winners of the semifinals then face each other in final game for the national championship. In some years, the losers of the semifinal games face each other for a third place game.

Year Round-robin Record Standing Semifinal Third place game Championship game
2016
Host
L, 2–5 vs. West Kelowna Warriors (Western #1)
OTW, 4–3 vs. Carleton Place Canadians (Eastern)
L, 3–4 vs. Brooks Bandits (Western #2)
L, 1–4 vs. Trenton Golden Hawks (Central)
0–1–0–3
(W–OTW–OTL–L)
4th of 5 W, 6–2 vs. Trenton Golden Hawks Not played L, 0–4 vs. West Kelowna Warriors

NHL alumniEdit

The following former Blazers or Bobcats have gone on to play in the NHL:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bobcats hire new Head Coach and GM". MyLloydminsterNow. November 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Arenas (booking information)". City of Lloydminster. Retrieved 2006-12-21. In the city's street system, "Avenues" run north-south, with numbers increasing as one goes west. The provincial boundary bisects 50 Avenue. The arena's street address is 5405 49 Avenue.

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