Hockey Operations

Layne Sedevie – Head Coach & General Manager

The 2022-23 Season will mark the 13th as Bobcats head coach for Bismarck native Layne Sedevie. Sedevie, 39, 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 entering 2022-23 is 385-261-60. The Bobcats have qualified for the playoffs in 9 of 11 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 enters his second season as the Bobcats’ assistant coach.

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, before joining the Bobcats for the 2021-22 season.

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

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 – Athletic Trainer


Brendon is now entering his second season as the Head Athletic Trainer of the Bobcats. He is a native of Bismarck and attended Bismarck High School before going on to study at the University of Mary, where he received a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training and minor in Wellness in 2017. He then continued his time at the University of Mary and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020. Brendon works for Sanford as an outpatient physical therapist and athletic trainer.