The Lloydminster Bobcats bolster its squad this off-season with the addition of two promising young players.
The organization announced it has signed goalie, Axel Rosenlund ,and forward, Josh Peppler, this week.
Bobcats Head Coach and General Manager Nigel Dube says the ‘Cats American Scouting Director Cory Lonke watched Rosenlund during this year’s Minnesota State tourney.
“He was very composed and showed his maturity playing in front of 18,000 people at the Excel Center. In doing our research and talking to the family, we felt it was a perfect fit for what we are building on in the Border City,” expressed Dube.
The Minnesota native stands at six feet tall playing in 16 regular season games with the Eden Prairie High School Eagles last season. He recorded a goals against average of 2.34 and a save percentage of .911 which helped lead the Eagles to become Minnesota High School State finalists.
The Bobcats also look to strengthen its forwards adding Josh Peppler from Langenburg, Saskatchewan.
Peppler scored 12 times and added 18 assists with 36 penalty minutes last season with the Prince Albert Mintos in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League.
“Josh is going to add speed to our line up, he has a really quick pop when he gets going which challenges defenders but lets him get to pucks first. When he is working the corners, he is a slippery little forward who makes it difficult to defend; other players are going to be rewarded with scoring opportunities off his work in those dirty areas,” explains Dube.
The Canadian Junior Hockey League is working with Hockey Canada to determine what the 2020-2021 season looks like. The CJHL is aiming for the regular season to begin in September.