The road to the Robertson cup started this weekend for the Bismarck Bobcats at their Main Tryout Camp.
80 players from all over the world battled hard over the course of the camp.
Today the Tryouts wrapped up with the All-Star Game.
For Bobcats Head Coach Layne Sedevie and his staff-- the 40 players that took the ice this morning were all solid players. but the Bobcats need the right ones for the 30 man roster that will be cut down even more later this summer.
Sedevie says he's trying to figure out what type of player he needs to supplement maybe a certain player that's returning.
He says that's a big part of building a team.
Today he looked to returning players like Dan Kovar to set the tempo for the incoming guys that took the ice in the all-star game.
(DAN KOVAR/ RETURNING BOBCAT) "It's a different game it's not high school hockey anymore. It's a little bit more physical, a little more fast paced. I don't know camp is a good way to get them used to it so when the season comes it's not just jumping in cold water."
For new comers like Bismarck native Anthony German or Draft pick Tucker Windels they weren't looking to do anything flashy.
Both of them know that they were getting looks for a reason.
They both say they just came out and played their game.
(ANTHONY GERMAN) "You know Just play how you can play I mean you want to be who you are you don't wanna be anyone else. You just play how you can play. I think I can bring a lot of energy and high tempo. A lot of offensive my defense as well just doing what I gotta do to contribute to the team."
(TUCKER WINDELS) "I tried not to think about it too much. I've done well up to this point and that's why I think they were looking at me and I try to just do those things and keep it simple for the most part."
That 30 man roster hasn't been announced yet.
Training Camp includes an intense week of workouts.
Sedevie and his staff will cut the roster down a little more by the start of the season.
The Bobcats start their season September 18th at the NAHL Showcase.