Bismarck, ND: After a showcase in Blain MN, that almost saw the Bobcats beat the Texas Tornadoes, and give St Luis a run for their money, there is still plenty of hope in the Bobcat Nation. A showcase doesn’t make a season, with the rest of the Central Division struggling, the Bobcats still have hopes of defending last years title. There were several bright spots to the showcase. Ryan Jacobsen scored the Bobcats only goal on Saturday, also, other veterans that stick out are Devin Schmitt and Casey Kleisinger. It will be an interesting set with the Alaska Avalanche. The Avalanche have a chance to go 6-1. In other notes, the Avalanche are coached by former North Iowa Bench Boss, Dave Boitz. The fun starts Friday and Saturday at 7:15 pm. After the Avalanche set the Bobcats go back on the road to meet the Avalanche again in the great white north.