BISMARCK, N.D.–The Bobcats saw the fruits of their labor in front of their eyes in February.
A team that won only five games in their first 20 now takes a five-game winning streak into a home series against North Iowa. The streak, their longest all year, has seen the Bobcats outscore their opposition 26-8. The most impressive of the victories came in Iowa on February 19, when goaltender Oskar Spinnars Nordin turned away all 19 North Iowa shots for his first career North American Hockey League shutout.
The Bobcats prepare to host the Bulls for the final time at the VFW Sports Center, with playoff implications massive once more. Bismarck trails North Iowa by five points in the standings, and sits only seven points out of a playoff spot with 14 games remaining.
North Iowa’s leading goal scorer Carter Rapalje returned last weekend after missing just over a month, recording an assist to help the Bulls sweep the Springfield Jr. Blues on the road. Rapalje has seven goals head-to-head against the Bobcats, the most of any opposing player this season.
Meanwhile, the Bobcats got through another winning weekend with only healthy scratches. The Cats’ heavy hitters did their part in a sweep of Austin, along with goals by three different defensemen. Quinn Rudrud and Calvin Hanson take four-game point streaks into this weekend.
Join the party as the Bobcats’ “March” to the playoffs kicks off on Friday and Saturday against North Iowa. Tickets are available at the tickets link atop our website, or by calling 222-3300.