NAHL Bismarck Bobcats


Layne Sedevie - Head Coach & General Manager

The 2013-14 Season will mark the third as Bobcats head coach for Bismarck native Layne Sedevie. Sedevie joined the Bobcat bench as an assistant coach in 2009-10 after a long playing career that spanned the junior, collegiate and professional ranks. Prior to his days as a Bobcat coach, Layne spent two years as a goaltender in the USHL with both the Sioux Falls Stampede and Topeka Scarecrows before moving on to a four-year career in net at Bemidji State University, compiling a 29-21-4 record as a Beaver. After graduation, he spent a year in the Central Hockey League, split between the Wichita Thunder and the Youngstown Steelhounds. Sedevie's overall record as head coach coming into 2013-14 is 132-61-18.

Garrett Roth - Assistant Coach

One of the franchise's all-time legends on the ice, Garrett Roth is back for his second season as assistant coach for the Bobcats. Roth, who played for the Bobcats from 2002-2004 and set franchise career marks in goals (70), assists (86) and points (156) and single-season records for goals (37) and points (88). He went on from the Bobcats to play Division I hockey for Bemidji State University (alongside current Bobcats head coach Layne Sedevie), where he played three years for the Beavers. Before coming home to the Bobcats, Roth spent two years as assistant coach for the Aberdeen Wings, helping shape the Wings into a playoff team in 2011-12, their second year in the league.

Michael Salwei - Director of Fitness & Athletic Enhancement

Mike, a Bismarck native, graduated from Bismarck High School. Following graduation he attended the University of North Dakota, graduating with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Sports Psychology. During college Mike began developing an intense functional training program that works for athletes of all sports. Mike joined Healthways in 2006 and has established himself as one of the top athletic performance coaches in the region and is proud to be associated with the Bismarck Bobcats.

Aaron Venasky - Midwest Regional Scout

Aaron joined the Bismarck Bobcats following the 2009-2010 Robertson Cup Championship season. Since that time the Bismarck Bobcats have enjoyed three consecutive Central Division titles. In his time following the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Aaron has been very active around the game of hockey. From a coaching prospective he currently acts as the Player Development Coordinator for the Minnesota Icemen AAA hockey program.  Prior to working with the Icemen,  he spent four seasons coaching with the Apple Valley Hockey Association and River Falls (WI) Youth Hockey Association. Aaron has also coached with Turcotte Stickhandling Hockey Schools across the US and most recently with ProHybrid Training in Minneapolis. Aaron played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He played his junior hockey with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL and the Billings Bulls of the former AWHL. Aaron resides in Minneapolis, MN.

Aaron Kinslow - Western Regional Scout

Prior to joining Bismarck, Aaron was the assistant coach of the Fargo-Moorhead Jets for 4 seasons.  Since Aaron has joined the staff of the Bobcats, the Bobcats have gone onto win five consecutive Central Division Titles and gone 211-104-26 as an assistant coach or scout.  He also has helped revitalize the NW Regulators AAA program and as well started the Park City Moose Junior A Tier III hockey team in Utah.  Aaron has coached for eight years as either an assistant coach or Head coach.  From the experience and contacts he has made over the years, Aaron has also been able to help develop and place over 10 goalies into the D1/D3 schools and over 30 players onto D1/D3 schools.  Currently, Aaron is the Western Regional Scout for the Bismarck Bobcats.  Prior to Joining the Fargo-Moorhead Jets and the Bismarck Bobcats, Aaron played collegiately at the University of Minnesota, Crookston and graduated with a B.S. in Sports Management & Coaching.  He played his junior hockey in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints and the Minnesota Ice Hawks.  Aaron resides in Park City, UT.