The Bismarck Bobcats scored two goals in their opening period of the season en route to a 3-1 win on Wednesday at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minn.
Zach Van Sant and Lukas Miller tallied first period-goals for the Bobcats, who never tailed. Adam Stacho's third-period goal finished the scoring.
Goalie Vladimir Cibulka stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced in his season debut for the Bobcats, who were whistled for just one penalty.
Today at 4 p.m., the Bobcats face Springfield (Ill.) in game two of the four-game season-opening showcase.