A former Bobcat returned to Lloydminster for the first time since being traded last season, and made his presence felt.
Zach Webb, who had 19 points coming into Tuesday night’s contest, continued his torrent pace against his former squad using a pair of goals and an assists to lead the Grand Prairie Storm to a 5-2 win over the Lloydminster Bobcats.
In front of 740 fans at the Centennial Civic Centre, the two teams felt each other out in the first period, before the Storm hit in the second.
Webb opened the scoring for Grand Prairie finishing off a tick-tack-toe play in front of Bobcat’s goalie Cale Elder.
Short after, Connor Blake broke towards the Lloydminster net and roofed a back-hand shot short-side over Elder.
With the game appearing to be getting out of reach, it was the power-play, which has struggled so far, that brought the Cats back in it.
On the man-advantage, Drew Warkentine found a pinching Mason Waite with a cross ice pass, and Waite made no mistake scoring his second goal of the season.
Trailing 2-1 after two periods, the Bobcat’s deficit quickly grew in the third.
Less than two minutes into the final frame, Jackson Wozniak beat Elder, before Webb netted his second of the evening to make it 4-1 Storm.
With just over four minutes to play, Bekkam Willis scored his first goal as a Bobcat to pull them within two, but Vincent Milot-Ouellet sealed the game with an empty-net goal in the final minute.
The Storm went on to out-shoot the Bobcats 32-25, as Elder made 27 saves on 31 shots, while Lars Kaliel made 23 saves in the win.
On the power-play the Bobcats went 1 for 3, with the Storm finishing 0 for 2.
Next up for the Bobcats is a Saturday night home game against the Whitecourt Wolverines, before hosting the Okotoks Oilers on Sunday.
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