The Lloydminster Bobcats are pleased to announce the hiring of former Lloydminster Bandit Pipeline AAA Midget Bobcats coach Travis Clayton. Clayton will be a welcome addition as the team’s Assistant Coach and Assistant GM.
“I would like to thank Gord and the rest of the Bobcats organization for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to working with Gord and continuing the success the Bobcats have had over the last few years,” said Clayton.
Clayton is no stranger to winning on a grand stage. Most recently he coached the AAA Bobcats to Alberta Midget Hockey League and Pacific Regional titles clinching a berth in the Telus Cup. The National Championship was held in Quispamsis, NB, where the Midget AAA Bobcats played in the Bronze medal game. Clayton previously coached the Lloydminster Bantam AAA Heat to a silver medal at the Western Canadian Championships in 2013-14.
“We are very pleased to be adding Travis to our staff,” said Gord Thibodeau, Head Coach and General Manager. “Travis has a proven track record as a winning coach and we expect him to be a big contributor to our organization’s continued growth.”
Clayton needs no introduction to Canadian Junior A Hockey, having played for the North Battleford North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. During his three seasons in North Battleford Clayton tallied 256 points in just 182 SJHL games. After graduating from junior hockey Clayton joined the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League (CHL). He spent 11 of his 14 years in the CHL playing for the Thunder, finishing second on the league’s list of all-time scorers, with 983 total points. Fans of Lloydminster hockey may also remember Clayton as part of the 2011-12 Border Kings, playing in the Chinook league.