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Holiday Hosts

Bobcats Host Blizzard for Critical Clash

Matchup: Bismarck Bobcats (9-10-0, 5th Central) vs Brookings Blizzard (10-8-2, 3rd Central)
Games: Wednesday, November 25, 7:15pm
Venue: VFW Sports Center, Bismarck, N.D.
Season Series: Bobcats lead Blizzard 1-0-0
All-Time: Bobcats lead Blizzard 21-12-2
Radio: SuperTalk 1270 AM, SuperTalk1270.com and the radioPup smartphone app, 6:45pm
Web TV: http://NAHL.FASTHockey.com, 6:45pm

BISMARCK, ND — Fresh off a road split at second-place Austin, the Bismarck Bobcats return home Wednesday for a pivotal tilt against the third-place Brookings Blizzard at the VFW Sports Center.

The Bobcats sit four points behind the Blizzard in the Central Division with one game in hand.

In their only other meeting of the year, the Cats pulled away for a 5-2 win at Brookings on October 17 on the second night of a back-to-back weekend.

Since then, Brookings has gone 5-1-2 to breeze into playoff positioning, while the Bobcats have scratched out a 5-5-0 mark against a slate that has included both 2015 national finalists–Austin and the Minnesota Wilderness–sliding back to fifth place.

Alex Strand has carried the Bobcat offense in November, with four goals and five assists in six appearances, with linemate Harrison Aide close behind with three goals and and four assists this month.

In net, Hunter Shepard has accounted for all nine Bobcat wins while posting the second-best GAA in the Central Division at 2.23.

Brookings has been led all season by top scorers Kane Durment (8g, 13a) and Mikael Hakkarainen (6g, 14a); the duo has combined for six goals and 11 helpers in November.

Tickets for Wednesday's pre-Thanksgiving showdown are available now: fans can buy and print tickets 24 hours a day at BismarckBobcats.com, by clicking "Shop Now" on the team Facebook page or charge by phone at 222-3300.

Wednesday’s bout will be broadcast live locally on SuperTalk 1270, KLXX-AM, the radio home of Bobcat Hockey, and worldwide online at NAHL.FASTHockey.com—the official web television partner of the North American Hockey League—with pregame coverage starting at 6:35pm.

Season tickets are still on sale for the 2015-16 season at a pro-rated price; if you want to beat the rush of over 40,000 fans for this year, now is the time! Call 222-3300 to reserve your seats today.