It was a tough last minute.

The Bismarck Bobcats came into game three focused and determined. Minot just outlasted them. Down 2-1 late in the third period, Bismarck tied the score with Jacob Marti delivering the equalizer. Just 13 seconds later Minot went ahead for good.

The game was electric and it looked like we were going to see some game-ending heroics, but in the end, Minot was just better.

It was a wild final three minutes that could've gone either way, so the Bobcats shouldn't hang their heads. I think either winner of this series could've gone all the way to the cup, so now it's time to look at next year.

As a fan, I will say the way they were represented yesterday by the crowd was first class! It was an unbelievable electric experience that made me proud to be a Bobcat fan. It will be interesting to see how many of these players wind up in the NHL.