Hockey Operations

Layne Sedevie - Head Coach & General Manager

The 2020-21 Season will mark the 11th as Bobcats head coach for Bismarck native Layne Sedevie. Sedevie joined the Bobcat bench as an assistant coach in 2009-10 after a long playing career that spanned the junior, collegiate and professional ranks.

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 2020-21 is 327-213-50.

Garrett Hendrickson - Assistant Coach

 Garrett Hendrickson joins the Bobcat staff for the 2020-21 season.

Hendrickson previously worked in the NAHL as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Wilderness. Most recently, he was the Associate Head Coach and Assistant GM for the Wisconsin Lumberjacks in the SIJHL. Prior to coaching, Hendrickson played four years of college hockey at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

During his time at Concordia College, Hendrickson accumulated 71 points in 100 career games with the Cobbers. He also served as team captain for the 2016-17 season.

Hendrickson’s junior hockey career includes time with the Penticton Vees and the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the BCHL as well as the Coulee Region Chill of the NAHL.

Hendrickson can be reached on his phone at 218-290-8942 or via email at

Mike Salwei - Director of Fitness & Athletic Enhancement

Mike, a Bismarck native, graduated from Bismarck High School. Following graduation he attended the University of North Dakota, graduating with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Sports Psychology. During college Mike began developing an intense functional training program that works for athletes of all sports. Mike joined Healthways--now known as Sanford POWER--in 2006 and has established himself as one of the top athletic performance coaches in the region and is proud to be associated with the Bismarck Bobcats.

Niko Kapetanovic - Director of Scouting

Niko is in his third season working with the Bismarck Bobcats and his fifth year scouting in the USHL, currently with the Tri-City Storm as their Minnesota regional scout.  Originally from southeastern Wisconsin, Niko resides in the Twin Cities currently and is an assistant coach at St. Thomas Academy HS.
His playing career started in Bismarck and ended in Albert Lea, playing in the NAHL for 3 seasons before heading to UW-Eau Claire.  At Eau Claire, Niko was a member of the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship Blugolds along with multiple other Bobcat alumni.

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 - Trainer