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Bismarck Bobcats vs. Minot Minotauros

When: Today, 7:15 p.m.

Where: VFW Sports Center

On the air: KLXX (1270 AM).

Records: The Bobcats are 6-8-0 and in fifth place in the Central Division. The Minotauros are 8-4-1 and in second place in the Central Division.

Series: This is the first meeting of the season between the two Central Division rivals. The Bobcats lead Minot 26-6-4 in the all-time series.

Notes: The Bobcats started the season with 12 of their first 14 games on the road, but this will be the beginning of a stretch of nine of 13 home games at the VFW Sports Center. After tonight, the team plays a home-and-home with the Brookings Blizzard Friday and Saturday. ... Goaltender Alex Bitsakis ranks second in the NAHL in a 1.40 goals-against averageand a .952 save percentage. Cullen Willox leads the Bobcats in scoring (7-5–12). Matt Perry is second on the team with 8 goals. Cody Longie and Nick Wallace lead the team with six assists. ... Blake Lizotte leads the Tauros in scoring with 13 points (2-11) and goaltender Atte Tolvanen is eighth in the league with a 2.05 GAA.

— Scott Throlson

STANDINGS

CENTRAL DIVISION

W L OTL PTS

Austin 8 2 4 20

Minot 8 4 1 17

Aberdeen 7 7 0 14

Brookings 5 5 3 13

BOBCATS 6 8 0 12

MIDWEST DIVISION

W L OTL PTS

Fairbanks 10 6 1 21

Minn. Magicians 9 5 0 18

Minn. Wilderness8 4 0 16

Kenai River 6 8 0 12

Coulee Region 5 6 2 12

NORTH DIVISION

W L OTL PTS

Janesville 9 4 1 19

Soo 9 7 0 18

Keystone 7 6 2 16

Michigan 6 9 0 12

Johnstown 5 6 0 10

Springfield 4 9 0 8

SOUTH DIVISION

W L OTL PTS

Topeka 13 2 1 27

Lone Star 8 4 1 17

Wichita Falls 8 3 0 16

Corpus Christi 6 5 4 16

Rio Grande Valley5 5 2 12

Amarillo 5 6 2 12

Wenatchee 3 6 3 9

Odessa 4 10 0 8

Thursday, Oct. 30

Minot at BOBCATS, 7:15 p.m.

Rio Grande Valley at Odessa

Wichita Falls at Corpus Christi

Friday, Oct. 31

BOBCATS at Brookings, 7:15 p.m.

Aberdeen at Minot

Topeka at Amarillo

Coulee Region at Austin

Wichita Falls at Corpus Christi

Michigan at Springfield

Kenai River at Wenatchee

Janesville at Minnesota Magicians

Minnesota Wilderness at Fairbanks

Johnstown at Soo

Saturday, Nov. 1

Brookings at BOBCATS, 7:15 p.m.

Austin at Coulee Region

Aberdeen at Minot

Johntown at Soo

Topeka at Amarillo

Janesville at Minnesota Magicians

Rio Grande Valley at Odessa

Michigan at Springfield

Kenai River at Wenatchee

Minnesota Wilderness at Fairbanks

Sunday, Nov. 2

Kenai River at Wenatchee

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