Thom Brigl, CEO and Team Owner has owned the Bobcats since the 2001 Season. Thom is a Mandan native and graduated from MHS in 1978. He became involved with the Bobcats for three reasons; a passion for Western North Dakota, a passion for youth and a passion for the game of hockey which he acquired as a Fighting Sioux fan while attending UND. He has three children, Justin 30, who played four years at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn., Tyler, a former Bobcat and graduate from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and Meaghan, who recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. Thom and his wife Brenda (Schulte) also a MHS ’78 graduate live in Eagan, Minn., and are proud to present the Bismarck Bobcats and all that they stand for in the community and to the development of young men and North Dakota youth.