Bobcats Make First Trip North to Face Archrival Tauros
Matchup: Bismarck Bobcats (7-7-0, 4th Central) vs Minot Minotauros (10-4-2, 1st Central)
Game: Tuesday, November 10, 7:05pm
Place: Maysa Arena, Minot, N.D.
Season Series: Minotauros lead Bobcats 1-0-0
All-Time: Bobcats lead Minotauros 31-13-4
Radio: SuperTalk 1270 AM, SuperTalk1270.com and the radioPup smartphone app, 6:35pm
Internet TV: http://NAHL.FASTHockey.com, 6:35pm
MINOT, ND – For the first time since being knocked out of the 2015 playoffs there, the Bismarck Bobcats will make the 100-mile trip north to Maysa Arena on Tuesday to face the division-leading Minot Minotauros.
It will be the second meeting of the year between the Cats and Tauros; Minot claimed the first go-round 4-2 on October 3 at the VFW Sports Center.
Both sides enter the mid-week clash following bounce-back wins at Aberdeen: the Cats held off the Wings 4-1 Friday while Minot edged Aberdeen 4-3 in a shootout the following night to halt a three-game losing streak.
First-year center Jared Resseguie led the way Friday, scoring twice to help the Bobcats rebound from a 3-0 loss the previous weekend against the Minnesota Wilderness.
Goalie Hunter Shepard continued his strong play, turning aside 36 of 37 shots to lock down his fifth win in his last six starts.
Despite their win on Friday, the Cats sunk to fourth in the Central Division standings by the end of the weekend after Brookings stole a point in a shootout loss Saturday to take over sole possession of third place.
Minot’s win Saturday allowed the Tauros to keep their hold on the Central’s top spot and keep the surging Austin Bruins one point back in the standings.
Though Johnny Walker leads the Central in scoring with 21 points (11g, 10a), Minot has six players—Walker, Chase Springman, Austin Martinsen, James LaDouce, Christian Mohs and Tyler Jeanson—with 12 or more points.
Netminders Jon Flakne and Lucas Murray have combined for a .903 SV% and a 2.50 GAA—the second-lowest team GAA in the Central Division behind Shepard and David Fessenden’s aggregate 2.43.
Tuesday’s rivalry clash will be broadcast live locally on SuperTalk 1270 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.
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