FRISCO, TX – The Bismarck Bobcats now know the route of their Robertson Cup defense, as the North American Hockey League has released the 2010-11 season schedule.
The ‘Cats will open the season, as usual, at the Sherwood NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minn., where they will take on the expansion Fresno Monsters—featuring former Bobcat netminder Jake Williams—on September 15th in the campaign’s lid-lifter.
At the Showcase, the Bobcats will also face the Springfield Jr. Blues, the Wichita Falls Wildcats and the 2010 North Division finalist Motor City Metal Jackets.
The Bobcats’ home opener will be a Central Division Finals rematch on Friday, September 24th, as the defending champs welcome the Alexandria Blizzard to the VFW Sports Center to kick-off both their home-ice and divisional schedules.
A fierce new rivalry dots the Bobcats’ schedule, as well, as the Aberdeen Wings—the champs’ closest geographical foe—will face the ‘Cats 12 times throughout the 2010-11 season, including a Thanksgiving Night matchup at the VFW Sports Center.
Bobcat fans will see other new faces on the schedule as well, with the addition of the Austin Bruins and the Coulee Region Chill to the Central Division lineup, in addition to traditional Central rivals in Alexandria and the Owatonna Express.
For a full look at the Bobcats’ 2010-11 schedule, please click here.
The Bobcats continue their busy offseason at the VFW Sports Center Friday at 5:00 PM as the curtain rises on their 2010 Final Camp, as the field of 75 finalists for the Bobcats’ roster will be trimmed to 23 in anticipation of the start of the season.
Final Camp is open to the public, free of charge, with beer and concessions available to enhance an already fantastic fan experience.
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2010-11 season! Call the Bobcat Hockey office at (701) 222-3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on reserving your seats for the entire season as the Bobcats look to defend the Robertson Cup!
2010 ROBERTSON CUP CHAMPIONS