On Sunday, October 23rd the Lloydminster Jr. A Bobcats Hockey Association travelled by plane to their regular season game in Fort McMurray.
The team took two 18-passenger Courtesy Air planes, departing at 10:03 AM and landing in Fort McMurray at 10:57 AM. On board the flights were head coach and general manager Brian Curran, assistant coaches Dan Nadeau and Kyle Tapp, trainer Kim Fleming, business manager Malcolm Radke, 25 players, and six invited guests. Joining the team were Dave Enzenhauer and Dee Tetz, who won the rickets through a radio auction put on by 95.9 Lloyd FM, Alvin and Thomas Andersen, who won the tickets through a silent auction at Friday’s home game against the Brooks Bandits, Allan Gabert of Servus Credit Union, and Michael Diachuk of the Lloydminster Public School Division. The flight marked the first time in league history that a team has flown to a regular season game.
The Bobcats lost 4-2 to the Oil Barons before arriving back at the Lloydminster terminal at 6:27 PM. The next Courtesy Air trip for the team is December 30th when the team flies to Grande Prairie to take on the host Storm. The Bobcats would like to thank the Courtesy Air team for their professional service throughout the entire day.