On Wednesday morning, Coaches Sedevie and Roth were trying to drill hockey sense into the boys who wear the Bobcat uniform after a rather humbling weekend in which they were swept on home ice against one of the hottest teams in the NAHL right now, the Aberdeen Wings. The Wings have won 29 out of the 36 games they have played so far this season, outscoring the black and gold by a combined score of 11 to 1. Meanwhile, the Bobcats continue to deal with the injury bug that has beset them, and now find themselves in fifth place in the NAHL Central Division, three points behind this weekend’s opponent the Minnesota Wilderness, who sit in fourth place with 42 points and only four points behind the dreaded third place Minot Minotauros with 43 points.
The Bobcats still have players dealing with injuries, with one of them still remaining on the list in goalie Johnny Roberts. Also, you can add first year player Defenseman Julian Timba to that Bobcat list. Roberts is still battling concussion symptoms from the January 11th game against the Brookings Blizzard. It is unknown at this time if Roberts will get the nod from Coach Sedevie on Friday or Saturday, as it will be a game time decision on each game night.
Paul Teeple, the Voice of the Bobcats, gave credit to Wings goalie and Colorado College commit Matt Vernon for Aberdeen’s recent string of seven straight wins in January. He also told us that the Johnson and Johnson line for the Wilderness will be a big test for the Bobcats defense this weekend in Cloquet Minnesota
We would like to thank Paul Teeple for taking the time to talk to the Sheriff’s Patrol on Wednesday, as the coaches were busy preparing for the upcoming road trip to Minnesota to take on the Wilderness.