Bobcats Sweep Wings in Home-and-Home

BISMARCK, N.D.–The Bobcats had taken a step in the right direction in their series opener at St. Cloud: a 5-3 win on the road, their first victory outside the Dakotas in the 2021-22 season. A 7-1 knockdown loss the next night erased all momentum. Thus, a two-step plan came into effect for the Cats’ home-and-home […]

Bobcats End First Half With Sweep Over Bulls

BISMARCK, N.D.–Last Saturday in the third period at Austin’s Riverside Arena, Michael Neumeier took a puck to the mouth, requiring him to leave the game and receive medical attention. This Saturday, wearing a full protective face shield, Neumeier scored two goals on home ice in a 5-1 win for the Bismarck Bobcats (9-17-2) over the […]

Bobcats Run Past Bulls, 5-3

BISMARCK, N.D.–The game could have been decided early. After a flurry of activity in the Bobcats’ offensive zone, North Iowa’s Justin Mexico threw a puck in the direction of the net from the goal line. The puck changed directions, ultimately sailing past Oskar Spinnars Nordin’s right shoulder and in. Less than three minutes into the […]

Bobcats Bounce Back, Sweep Norsemen

BISMARCK, N.D.–With Thanksgiving fast approaching, a 5-1 loss in Minot Wednesday left a sour taste in the Bobcats’ mouths. Apparently, the turkey dinners washed it all away. The Bismarck Bobcats (7-15-1) responded with a pair of lopsided wins over the St. Cloud Norsemen (9-9) at the VFW Sports Center, their first series sweep of the […]

Bobcats and Wings Split Second Straight Series

BISMARCK, N.D. — Timeliness played a role in deciding all four games between the Bismarck Bobcats (5-14-1) and Aberdeen Wings (10-9-1). A series split last weekend set the stage for yet another stalemate in the second leg. The Bobcats condensed a game’s worth of offense into seven minutes in a 5-4 win on Friday. From […]

Bobcats Sweep Shootout, Win in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. — When Quinn Rudrud scored a go-ahead goal in the third period, the Bobcats embarked on the toughest 8 minutes and 15 seconds defensively of the season. They almost made it out. A Will Gilson wrist shot with the empty net beat Bobcat goaltender Aksel Reid with 20.2 seconds remaining, sending a near-full […]

Bobcats Battle Back, Lose to Wings

BISMARCK, N.D. — Despite a goal in each period and four total on home ice, the Bobcats lost to Aberdeen 6-4 on Friday. Bismarck (3-13-1) has scored the first goal in just five of its 17 total games. Only Kenai River has fewer opening scores. In both games at North Iowa last weekend, the Bulls […]

Bobcats Lead Briefly, Fall Short in Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa — The adage goes like this: it is not about how you start, but how you finish. In the Bobcats’ series opener against North Iowa Friday, the Bulls scored in the opening five minutes en route to never trailing in a 6-4 win. Saturday at the Mason City Arena, the home team […]

Bobcats’ Three-Goal Third Not Enough

MASON CITY, Iowa — The Bismarck Bobcats (3-11-1) lost to the North Iowa Bulls (9-4-2) at Mason City Arena Friday night. The game marked the Cats’ first in Iowa since the 2009-10 season, and their first ever in the new Mason City Arena, which opened last year. North Iowa scored first with two goals in […]

Bobcats Hold Off Norsemen, Earn Three-Point Weekend

Bismarck, N.D. — The Bobcats (3-10-1) entered Saturday night’s match against St. Cloud (6-3) having allowed the 2nd-most goals per game in the North American Hockey League. In front of a strong home crowd, those numbers didn’t seem to matter. Bismarck held on for a 2-1 win over the Norsemen, earning them three of a […]