Four-Goal Surge Carries Chill Past Bobcats

Feb 25, 2011

BISMARCK, ND – For the second straight night, the Coulee Region Chill used a multi-goal run to down the Bismarck Bobcats, riding a run of four unanswered tallies Saturday to drop the Cats 6-2 at the VFW Sports Center.

With the game tied 2-2 late in the second period, Chill forward Zac Frischmon snuck behind the Bobcat defense to collect a 100-foot lob from linemate Berkley Scott and popped a breakaway backhander over Bobcat goalie Ryan Faragher for his second goal of the night, giving the Chill a 3-2 lead.

Frischmon extended the Coulee Region edge with 9:28 left in regulation when Faragher laid out to make the initial stop, but inadvertently knocked the puck into his own net while trying to recover, giving Frischmon a hat trick for the evening and making it 4-2 for the visitors.

Moments later the Bobcats found themselves killing multiple consecutive penalties as a holding call on Danny Ray drew the ire of Bobcats head coach Layne Sedevie, who after voicing his complaint was summarily ejected by referee Kevin Webinger. After being kicked out, Sedevie put an exclamation point on his ouster by throwing sticks, water bottles, his clipboard and his suit jacket onto the ice, drawing a roar from the sellout crowd of 1,395.

“[Webinger] kicked me out for no reason,” said Sedevie, “so I, as they say, got my money’s worth. I felt he missed some key calls while we were on the penalty kill and I had to stick up for our guys, who I think fought hard.”

On the ensuing power plays—three in total stemming from Ray’s minor and then the ejection—the Chill netted goals from Matt Blomquist and Tate Rusk to seize control of the contest at 6-2.

The Chill looked sharp early, as well, taking a 2-0 lead on first-period goals from Frischmon and Tommy Miller, but the Bobcats battled back, tying the game on a power play strike from Matt Gates and a Blake Schammel second-period redirect of a Donald Olivieri shot.

Coulee Region goalie Paul Moberg was the story of the game on the ice, turning back 50 of 52 Bobcat shots en route to his 21st win of 2010-11. Moberg’s Bismarck counterpart Faragher made 27 saves but suffered his third straight loss, dropping him to 26-15-2.

With the loss, the Bobcats finish their season series with the Chill 3-4-0.

The Bobcats will look to get back into the win column Friday as the make the long trek southeast to Austin, Minn., as they open the month of March with a two-game series against the fifth-place Austin Bruins at Riverside Arena.

Friday’s road contest will be broadcast locally on the radio home of Bobcat Hockey, Super Talk 1270, KLXX-AM, and worldwide at As with all away games during the 2010-11 season, fans are encouraged to view the game at Reza’s Pitch—the official away game Home of the Bobcats—at the corner of Third and Front in Bismarck. Pre-game coverage will begin at 6:30 PM CT.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2010-11 season! Call the Bobcat Hockey office at (701) 222-3300 or email for more information on reserving your seats for the entire season as the Bobcats look to defend the Robertson Cup!