Bobcats Douse Minot in Historic Fashion, 8-1

November 25, 2022 – North American Hockey League (NAHL) – Bismarck Bobcats News Launch

Bismarck Bobcats forward Erik Atchison
Bismarck Bobcats ahead Erik Atchison
(Bismarck Bobcats)

BISMARCK, N.D.-The previous time the Bismarck Bobcats defeated the Minot Minotauros by 7 ambitions, March 29, 2013, the Minot franchise was however in the newcomer stage. Ten seasons afterwards, the Bobcats (9-9-3) dominated the Tauros (12-8-2) 8-1 at the VFW Sports activities Heart on Wednesday.

In a rivalry series that has been so tightly contested for around a ten years, the Cats utilized an unfathomably rapidly commence to race ahead. Bismarck scored four ambitions in the opening 10:12 of game time. Vertti Jantunen, Alexander Palchik (twice), and Evan Hunter all identified the again of the web just before Minot even recorded a shot.

“We worked and we received races,” head mentor Layne Sedevie stated. “We gained battles. It is no key, when you engage in like that, you are going to have good results. You are going to be in the hockey sport.”

Adam Pietila, Michael Neumeier, and Erik Atchison tacked on objectives for the Bobcats in the second interval. Landon Fandel scored the team’s eighth and final aim-and the 1st of his junior hockey occupation-in the past moment of regulation.

As significant as the potent start off was in earning the victory, preserving Minot off the board in vital times impressed the coaching workers just as considerably. Bismarck properly killed 4 penalties in the game, together with a prolonged 5-on-3 in the initially period of time.

“I assume it is the very best we have played for 60 minutes considering that we defeat them (4-) in their creating darn in close proximity to two months in the past,” Sedevie claimed. “From begin to complete, there was a ton of good.”

The Tauros’ only goal arrived late in the 2nd, with the Bobcats owning already taken a 7- direct. Bismarck notched an remarkable streak of 15 consecutive ambitions scored: the final eight against North Iowa last Saturday and the first seven on Wednesday.

With a sellout crowd on Thanksgiving Eve, the Bobcats put alongside one another a overall performance guaranteed to make the locals joyful. It is the VFW’s fourth sellout in just nine dwelling online games.

“Our supporter assistance has been superb,” Sedevie reported. “It is just one issue acquiring (gamers) listed here from all in excess of the planet, but it is just one of the ideal locations to engage in and it is for the reason that of our admirers … I am glad we could redeem ourselves from the previous time we played in our creating.”

With the week off to a superior start out, the Bobcats have four additional factors on the table right before November comes to an finish. Bismarck travels to Minot for a 7:35 p.m. puck drop on Friday, then to Aberdeen on Saturday.

The Bobcats’ future residence video games are Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 from the Aberdeen Wings. Tickets are on sale now at and on the no cost Bobcats cellular application.

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