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Hockey2, LLC and The AZ Bobcats would like to congratulate former alumni Christian Cakebread of the Fargo Force for signing his commitment with the University of North Dakota. The 16 year old from Gilbert, AZ was in his first USHL season and has made a stellar impression by scoring two goals fall opening night and a hat trick the weekend before! To read more about former AZ Bobcats Alumni Christian Cakebread in the news please click here...
Christian Cakebread (for season stats click here)
Merchandise will now be available at all Bobcat games and practices. We now have a new volunteer merchandise coordinator, please welcome Sheralynn. For available products and quantities or to place an order please email her at: email@example.com
The Arizona Bobcats would like to congratulate Brendan Lemieux and his teammates with team Canada for their recent success in Finland at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament--earning Canada it's sixth consecutive win. Canada clinched the title by shutting out the US Team 4-0 in the Gold medal game. Brendan, who is originally from Arizona, is currently playing in the OHL with the Barrie Colts.
Head Coach Ron Filion and the Bobcats are extremely proud to see Brendan's success in the OHL, as well as at the International Level.
Keep up the good work Le Gros!!
Congratulations To the following players who are former Bobcats AAA Alumni and are moving on to a higher level:
1996 Matt Jones - Sioux City
1996 Jeremy Briscoe - Port Huron
1996 Keith Anderson - Victoria
1997 Jake Durflinger - Corpus Christi Stingrays
1997 Christian Cakebread - Fargo Force
1997 Auston Matthews - NTDP
97 Bobcats/Bobcats Alumni:
Jake Durflinger - Fargo Force, Everett Silvertips, Corpus Christi Stingrays Zach Kowalchuk - TriCity Storm, Michael Mahan - Victoria Royals, Omaha Lance, Fargo Force, Corpus Christi Stingrays Hayden Knight - Green Bay Gamblers, Topeka Roadrunners Matt Poindexter - Tri City Storm Nick Nast (G) - Vancouver Giants Alex MacDonald - Sioux City Musketeers, Victoria Royals Keith Anderson - Sioux City, Victoria Royals, Springfield Jr. Blues Keenan Spillum- Green Bay Gamblers, Tri-City Storm, Sioux City Musketeers, Omaha Lancers, Indiana Ice, Topeka Roadrunners, Amarillo Bulls, Austin Bruins, Wenatechee Wild, Milton Ice Hawks, Richmond Generals- Bobby Campbell - Des Moines Nicholas Bortolotto - Victoria Royals Trent Luby - Vancouver Giants, Hunter Lester - Green Bay Gamblers, Des Moines Brooks Mandryk - Sioux City Musketeers, Lane Hewitt - Corpus Christi Stingrays, Springfield Jr. Blues Jacob Kerns - Port Huron Falcons Eddy Wong - Victoria Royals
98 Bobcats/Bobcats Alumni
Blake Bargar - Moose Jaw Warriors, Phil Knies - Kamloops Blazers, Green Bay Gamblers, Omaha Lancers Dylan Dix - Moose Jaw Warriors, Omaha Lancers Jake Garman - Moose Jaw Warriors, Indiana Ice (Futures), USHL Combine, Green Bay Gamblers, Sioux City Musketeers, Omaha Lancers, Carson Bergstrom - Tri City Storm.
Congratulations 2013-2014 Bobcats:
Luke Hicks 21
Alex Krupinsky 2
Logan Bellar 7
Kyle hawk Mitchell 9
Daniel Chambers 18
Xavier Zubia 11
Tristan Hadley 32 Goalie
Ian Shaw 19
Adam Bricker 26
Derek Nelson 27
Michael Bloom 3
Spencer Berkley 17
Tito Moreno 28
Ruskin Griffith 8
Brady Parker 34 Goalie
Bryon Moradshahi 16
1997 U16 AAA
PLAYER TO BE ANNOUNCED
1998 U16 AAA
AZ Bobcats Alumni Christian Cakebread signs with Fargo Force:
Feb 26, 2013
Looking Forward: Fargo Force Tender Christian Cakebread
Tuesday February 26, 2013
Force fans may not be familiar with Christian Cakebread, but this young up and comer looks to be one of the pieces the Force coaching staff is looking for when composing next season’s team.
Cakebread is a 15-year-old sophomore who is currently playing for the Arizona Bobcats U16 (AAA) where he serves as the Assistant Captain. Cakebread hails from Gilbert, AZ, which is the same hometown of former Force forward, Colten St. Clair (’08-11) who is currently playing at the University of North Dakota.
The Force recently picked up Cakebread through the tender process. This is a fairly new process in the USHL where a team essentially uses a future’s round draft pick prior to the actual draft that takes place in the summer. With many current Force players moving into the college ranks next season, filling those roles as soon as possible is important to the coaching staff. The tender process allows the Force to start building early, prior to the draft.
“We [the Force] thought he was a very good player and he was worth the draft pick. We want him on our team,” said Assistant Coach and Director of Player Personnel Jesse Davis.
Cakebread, a natural forward, is currently playing defense with the Arizona Bobcats where he has 56 points (19g, 37a) on the season. He will use his diversity in play next season by returning to the forward position when he joins the Force.
“I did what I needed to benefit the team,” said Cakebread of the position switch this season. “My style of play is more defensive but I can still score which helped in my transition [to defense].”
Growing up in Arizona, which Cakebread said is a ‘growing hockey state’; he didn’t necessarily come from a hockey family. His dad played for just one season in high school but his parents encouraged him to try something different.
He has been with his current coach Ron Filion for the last couple seasons. “Coach [Ron Filion] helped me grow and mature as a player and helped me improve my skills greatly,” said Cakebread.
Looking toward to the future, Cakebread is excited to join the Force and move up to the USHL. “I’m looking forward to gaining range and experience.” His goals for his hockey career are to focus on his game and get into a DI college. Also as he moves up to the next level, he also looks to improve on his game, particularly on his hand coordination.
“I have friends and former teammates in the USHL and I want to follow in their footsteps,” said Cakebread of joining the Force and choosing the USHL route. “It was an easy decision.”
Cakebread will remain on the Force’s affiliate list for the remainder of this season but will join the team next season. Look for him to be a growing part of the Force for seasons to come.
The U16 AAA (Midget) Bobcats rang in the New Year clenching the Championship Game with a 3-2 victory over United Cycle Midget at the Richmond International Tournament in snowy Richmond/Vancouver, BC.
Sept 5, 2012 - U14 'Cats SNAG "W" IN LABOR DAY USHL WESTERN SHOOTOUT:
Read more about our U14 Champions who were featured in "Youth1" online magazine here
2005/2006 Birth Years:
Coach Ron is looking to build a program for players born in 2005/2006 in AZ. If you know of anyone (or are a parent of) a 2005/2006 player please have them fill out this online form on our website. For questions please contact Ron or Adina.