In the month of October, the Bismarck Bobcats have been playing home games on Friday and on the road on Satuday against the same opponent in three home and home series against either the Minot Minotauros or Aberdeen Wings. That will come to an end this weekend as the Minnesota Wilderness travel to Bismarck for two games against your Bobcats.
Rhode Island native Mitch Walinski was kind enough to join the Sheriff’s Patrol for a chat about the Cats. Walinski said the Bobcats are not satisfied with all the splits that they have been earning by winning their home games, but only getting one point on the road in October.
This weekend is special to the players at the Den, as the Bobcats will be playing in front of their parents during parents weekend for this upcoming series.
When it came to what the Bobcats needed to work on, Walinski agreed with Head Coach Layne Sedevie that the Bobcats needed to improve on five on five play, in addition to getting a good clean look at the net on their shots when they have the opportunity to do so.
Walinski will be flying high with the D1 Air Force Falcons next season as he finishes up his NAHL career this year. One of the major factors in deciding on Air Force was the Falcons Head Coach Fran Serratore and Assistant Coach Joe Doyle who recruited him, in addition with the location in Colorado Springs.
The Sheriff’s Patrol would like to wish Mitch good luck not only this weekend but also in his future hockey career, as according to play by play announcer Paul Teeple, “he unleashes the fury” on his future opponents.