The Bismarck Bobcats fended off the Minotauros 5-4 at the V.F.W. on Friday night.
Minot opened the scoring late in the first courtesy of Taylor Lantz, but the Bobcats rebounded to lead 4-1 after two period.
Despite the Tauros adding a couple goals late in the third, the Bobcats were able to hang on for a 5-4 win.
The Bobcats will go for a sweep Saturday night at the Maysa Arena.
Stat of the night: In the eight matchups between the two teams this season, the road team is 0-8.