Tryout Camp

tryout camp

The Bismarck Bobcats are holding Open Pre-Draft Camps this spring throughout the Midwest looking for the next wave of Bobcat players!

Every year, the Bobcats use their Pre-Draft Camps to identify top prospects for the upcoming NAHL Draft. Just last year, the Bobcats use half of their draft picks on players who they identified at their Detroit and Minnesota camps—of the three players drafted out of Open Camp in 2017, two became regulars in the Cats’ lineup: 6th-round pick Jake Olson and 7th-round selection Aiden Gallacher.

Over the years, Open Camp has produced some major impact players in the NAHL who went on to play NCAA Hockey and beyond, including Dominic Panetta (NAHL All-Rookie Forward, Ferris State), Nick Miglio (Utica, Colorado Eagles ECHL), Filip Starzynski (Northern Michigan), Evan Giesler (All-Central Division Center, Air Force), Cole Souto (2016 Top Prospects Defenseman, St. John’s), Jared Resseguie (2017 Top Prospects Center, Denver University) and many, many more!

The major difference at the Bobcats’ Open Pre-Draft Camps is that you will play against the Bobcats’ returning veterans, so you will be able to test yourself against players with one or more seasons of NAHL experience and see where you might fit in with next year’s team!

For more information, please contact Bobcats Assistant Coach & Director of Player Personnel, Garrett Roth, at (847) 754-5656.

Our camps will be at:

  • Fraser, Mich. – Fraser Hockeyland – May 18-20
  • Lakeville, Minn. – Hasse Arena – June 1-3


Registration will be Friday at 9:30 AM for both camps. Players can either pay the full price of $275 up front or pay a nonrefundable $175 deposit now and owe $100 at registration.

Hotel Information (ask for the Bismarck Bobcats group):

Comfort Inn
7001 Convention Blvd
Warren, MI
(586) 268-9020

Quality Inn & Suites
1950 Rahncliff Ct.
Eagan, MN
(651) 681-9266

All players must have their current 2018 USA Hockey Registration Number before they will be permitted on the ice.

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