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Hockey Operations

Layne Sedevie – Head Coach and General Manager

layne_sedevie The 2015-16 Season will mark the sixth as Bobcats head coach for Bismarck native Layne Sedevie. Sedevie joined the Bobcat bench as an assistant coach in 2009-10 after a long playing career that spanned the junior, collegiate and professional ranks. Prior to his days as a Bobcat coach, Layne spent two years as a goaltender in the USHL with both the Sioux Falls Stampede and Topeka Scarecrows before moving on to a four-year career in net at Bemidji State University, compiling a 29-21-4 record as a Beaver. After graduation, he spent a year in the Central Hockey League, split between the Wichita Thunder and the Youngstown Steelhounds. Sedevie’s overall record as head coach coming into 2016-17 is 230-130-31.

Garrett Roth – Assistant Coach and Director of Player Personnel

roth One of the franchise’s all-time legends on the ice, Garrett Roth is back for his fifth season as assistant coach for the Bobcats. Roth, who played for the Bobcats from 2002-2004 and set franchise career marks in goals (70), assists (86) and points (156) and single-season records for goals (37) and points (88). He went on from the Bobcats to play Division I hockey for Bemidji State University (alongside current Bobcats head coach Layne Sedevie), where he played three years for the Beavers. Before coming home to the Bobcats, Roth spent two years as assistant coach for the Aberdeen Wings, helping shape the Wings into a playoff team in 2011-12, their second year in the league.

Michael Salwei – Director of Fitness & Athletic Enhancement

mike Mike, a Bismarck native, graduated from Bismarck High School. Following graduation he attended the University of North Dakota, graduating with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Sports Psychology. During college Mike began developing an intense functional training program that works for athletes of all sports. Mike joined Healthways–now known as Sanford POWER–in 2006 and has established himself as one of the top athletic performance coaches in the region and is proud to be associated with the Bismarck Bobcats.

Dane Litke – Head National Scout

dane Former Bobcat head coach Dane Litke rejoins the Bobcat staff for the 2016-17 campaign as the team’s Head National Scout. A former defenseman, Litke has 12 years of coaching experience, including seven years in the NAHL, two years in the ECHL and two years in the NCAA Division III ranks. In 2010, he was named the NAHL Coach of the Year after leading the expansion Janesville Jets to a playoff berth. He played his collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota–spending his last two seasons in Grand Forks as captain of the Sioux. After graduating, Litke played five years of professional hockey in the CHL and ECHL before transitioning to coaching.