Ten for Tuesday

Bobcats Draft Ten, Including Rauhauser

BISMARCK, ND – The Bismarck Bobcats loaded up their roster at the 2014 NAHL Entry Draft, selecting 10 players—nine skaters and one goalie—for the upcoming 2014-15 season. One of the players drafted was Bismarck native and former Century High School standout Alec Rauhauser.

With 12 players aging out from the 2013-14 squad, including five headed to the NCAA Division I level, the Bobcats had needs at every position. By the time they used their last pick in the 11th round, the Cats had accrued six forwards, three defensemen and a netminder.

“We are very pleased with today’s draft,” expressed Bobcats head coach and general manager Layne Sedevie, who presided over his fifth draft on Tuesday. “We had a lot of holes to fill, losing over half of our roster from last year. We think highly of all 10 guys we picked; each of them will be a big piece to the puzzle going forward.”

Tuesday’s draft picks will be added to 11 returners and nine players who signed pre-draft tender offers to give the Cats a 30-man Protected List for the 2014.

RD

PICK

NAME

POS

YEAR

PREVIOUS TEAM

1

14

Nate Werhane

D

1995

Rocky Mountain Roughriders 18U (T1EHL)

2

38

Jared Pike

F

1995

Los Angeles Jr. Kings 18U (T1EHL)

4

86

J.M. Piotrowski

F

1995

Fargo Force (USHL)

5

108

Connor Hannon

F

1995

Houghton High School (MI HS)

6

129

Alec Rauhauser

D

1995

Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)

7

148

Mitch Reinke

D

1996

Stillwater High School (MN HS)

8

162

Anthony Song

F

1996

Colorado Thunderbirds U18 (T1EHL)

9

174

Joe O’Brien

G

1995

Nipawin Hawks (SJHL)

10

186

Nick Kunin

F

1996

St. Louis AAA Blues U18 (MWEHL)

11

197

Luke Novak

F

1995

Milwaukee Jr. Admirals U18 (T1EHL)

The Bobcats discovered their top pick Werhane less than two weeks prior the Draft at the team’s Pre-Draft Camp in Denver, Colo.

In his time at Century High, Rauhauser piled up 52 goals and 84 assists and was a finalist for the Outstanding Senior Athlete award for hockey in 2013.

Hannon was named MVP of the Great Lakes Hockey Conference in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula after a 70-point season (26g, 44a) for Houghton High School to go with a plus-59 rating.

Next up for the Bobcats during the 2014 offseason will be the team’s Main Camp at the VFW Sports Center, July 25-27. As it is every year, Main Camp will be open to the public.

Bobcat Hockey would like to thank all of its fans, staff and sponsors for another great season of Championship Entertainment in 2013-14… you are a part of the team!