Hockey Operations

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Layne Sedevie – Head Coach & General Manager

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] The 2022-23 Season will mark the 13th as Bobcats head coach for Bismarck native Layne Sedevie. Sedevie, 40, 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 100 players have accepted NCAA Division I hockey commitments.


Hunter Laslo – Assistant Coach

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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.

Niko Kapetanovic – Assistant General Manager

Kapetanovic has been with the Bobcats since 2017 and the team’s head scout since 2020. Niko was named assistant GM in 2023. He also works 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 Cretin-Derham Hall High School.
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

Clark 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.

Greg Anderson – Scout

Anderson is entering his first year working with the Bismarck Bobcats. Greg played several seasons at the AAA level before moving on to play Junior Hockey for the St. Louis Jr. Blues (CSHL). He continued his playing career at Marian University and at Robert Morris University. Residing in St. Louis, Missouri, he enters his fourth season as Head Coach for the CarShield AAA Hockey Club (2007). Prior to joining CarShield he coached ten seasons with the St. Louis Jr. Blues of the NA3HL.


Brendon Ehrlich – Athletic Trainer


[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Ehrlich is 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.