Layne Sedevie – Head Coach & General Manager
The 2021-22 Season will mark the 12th as Bobcats head coach for Bismarck native Layne Sedevie. Sedevie, 38, joined the Bobcat bench as an assistant coach under Byron Pool in 2009 after a long playing career that spanned the junior, collegiate and professional ranks. After winning the Robertson Cup in his first and only year as assistant, Sedevie took the head coaching role prior to the 2010-11 season.
Prior to his days as a Bobcat coach, Layne spent two years as a goaltender in the USHL with both the Sioux Falls Stampede and Topeka Scarecrows before moving on to a four-year career in net at Bemidji State University, compiling a 29-21-4 record as a Beaver. After graduation, he spent a year in the Central Hockey League, split between the Wichita Thunder and the Youngstown Steelhounds.
Sedevie’s overall record as head coach coming into 2021-22 is 356-234-56. The Bobcats have qualified for the playoffs in 8 of 10 seasons (the 2020 season was cut short due to COVID-19.) Under his command, more than 80 players have accepted NCAA Division I hockey commitments.
Hunter Laslo – Assistant Coach
Hunter Laslo joins the Bobcats’ coaching staff for the 2021-22 season.
Laslo, a southern California native, comes to Bismarck from the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs of the United States Premier Hockey League, an organization with whom he spent three seasons as a player. Laslo served as head coach of the 16U team, his first coaching job out of college.
Laslo is a 2020 graduate of NCAA Division III SUNY Brockport in Brockport, N.Y. where he played in 98 games over four seasons.
Chris Rivinius – Athletic Performance Coach
Chris, a Bismarck native, graduated from Century High School. His passion for training and improving human potential drove his pursuit of a degree in exercise physiology from the University of Mary. Upon graduation he began training athletes at Bismarck Sanford POWER (formerly Healthways Training Center). He holds certifications with the NSCA (CSCS/TSAC-F), USA Weightlifting and RPR and enjoys researching, implementing, and developing training systems to help athletes excel in their sport. Chris enjoys working with the Bobcats organization and seeing the growth and confidence of the players develop over the course of the season. Go Cats!!
Niko Kapetanovic – Director of Scouting
Sean Clark – Scout
Sean played in the NAHL in 2001 before spending four years at UW-Eau Claire, posting 23 points in 81 games. He spent time with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL after finishing his career with the Blugolds. After his playing career, he has handled roles as both a coach and a general manager in the NAHL, as well as scouting for the Omaha Lancers and Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL.
Brendon Ehrlich – Athletic Trainer
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