The Lloydminster Bobcats have named a new Captain and that will be Taylor Mulder. The 19 year old from Lacombe, Alberta will take on the responsibility for the Bobcats and be the team’s new leader.
In his second season with the organization, Taylor has played a big part on and off the ice. He carries himself very well in the community and possess excellent leadership qualities. Taylor came to the team as a 17 year old affiliate in the 2012-2013 season, while playing Jr. B for the Blackfalds Wranglers. He appeared in 3 games, racking up 16 penalty minutes. As an 18 year old he made the Bobcats roster full time and made a position switch from Defence to Forward. A big body at 6 foot 4 and 225 pounds Coach VanHereweghe felt Mulder would add something up front that the team was missing and he was correct. Mulder made a big impact up front recording 14 goals and 12 assist for 26 points along with 156 penalty minutes and taking home the teams Rookie of the Year honors. This season he was awarded one of the ‘A’s’ as an assistant captain, and now with former Captain Linden Springer a member of the Brooks Bandits, Taylor has been promoted to wear the ‘C’. Mulder is on par to beat last year’s point total with 11 goals 13 assists and 24 points through 37 games played. In his career as a Bobcat, Mulder has dressed in 98 games which has seen him score 25 goals, 25 assists for 50 points and 288 penalty minutes.
The Bobcats would also like to congratulate third year Defencemen Austin Yaremchuk who has been named an Assistant Captain. Yaremchuk joins teammate Patrick Geary with the honor of sporting an ‘A’. Austin is the longest serving Bobcat on the roster, which has seen him suit up in 140 games over a 3 year span. Yaremchuk has scored 8 times, while adding 34 assists for 42 points along with 249 penalty minutes. This season has seen him set a career high in points with 15 through his first 38 games played. Congratulations Austin!