The Bismarck Bobcats advanced to the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament after their 6-3 triumph over the Owatonna Express in the decisive Game 5 of the Central Division playoff finals on Sunday.
Six different players scored for the Bobcats, with Isaiah Bennis striking for the game-winner. Jordan Singer added a goal and an assist. Between the pipes, goaltender David Bosner turned back 15 shots.
The Bobcats, along with the North Division champion Mahoning Valley Phantoms, South Division champion St. Louis Bandits, West Division champion Wenatchee Wild and the host North Iowa Outlaws will compete in the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament, which will be held April 28-May 3 at the North Iowa Ice Arena in Mason City, Iowa.
The Robertson Cup crowns the NAHL’s playoff champion, which also represents USA Hockey’s Tier II Junior A national champion.
The NAHL will announce its All-NAHL Team, Goaltender of the Year, Defenseman of the Year, Forward of the Year, Most Valuable Player and the league’s nominee for the Dave Tyler USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year at the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament banquet on Monday, April 27.
For more information on the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament, visit RobertsonCup.com.
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)