Robert "BJ" Reidell IV

St. Paul, Minn.

Robert "BJ" Reidell IV

Reporter, Writer, Editor, Podcaster, Digital Media Specialist


Two late goals lift Bobcats past Tauros

The rivalry between the Bismarck Bobcats and Minot Minotauros is alive and well. Words were exchanged throughout, tempers flared and 73 combined penalty minutes were distributed in the Bobcats’ 4-3 victory over the Minotauros on Friday night at the VFW Sports Center. “There have been a few [games] over the course of my memory, I don’t know,” Bismarck coach Layne Sedevie said.
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Wilderness’ big second period too much for Bobcats

The Minnesota Wilderness has had the Bismarck Bobcats’ number so far this season. Entering Friday night’s showdown at the VFW Sports Center, Minnesota had won all three previous matchups between the two teams by an average margin of two goals. This particular installment of the season series between the pair of Central division foes yielded a similar result as the previous three with the Wilderness using a four-goal second period to vault the team to a 4-2 victory over the Bobcats.
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Defending champion Blizzard fueled by potent offense, veteran leadership

The Bismarck Blizzard has enjoyed quite the run of success over the past half-decade. Bismarck is coming off its second championship in as many years and its third since 2013, but, as is the case with most consistent contenders, the Blizzard are focused on the 2016-17 season and leaving its state championships in the past.
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Wildcats advance to first Robertson Cup final

EDINA, Minn. - Wichita Falls is headed to its first NAHL Robertson Cup championship game and Bismarck is headed home. The Wildcats defeated the Bobcats 5-2 on Friday night to win the semifinal series 2-0, controlling the pace of the game with high shot totals every period and consistent offensive zone time for the second consecutive night.
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Red River finishes off perfect season

For the first time since Grand Forks Central did it in 1967, a North Dakota hockey team finished its season with a perfect record. The Red River Roughriders capped off a perfect 27-0 year on Saturday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena with a 4-3 state title-game victory over the Bismarck Demons. “I thought we actually played pretty good,” Bismarck coach Mike Peluso said.
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Blizzard warning issued for Grand Forks

It was nearly one year ago to the date that the Bismarck Blizzard defeated the Grand Forks KnightRiders 3-2 in Fargo to capture the girls state high school championship. Today, the Blizzard is storming the Ralph Engelstad Arena with its sights set on back-to-back titles following a 7-0 blowout victory over Fargo North-South at Purpur Arena.
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Sedevie, Bobcats agree to three-year contract extension

An uplifting season continued for the Bismarck Bobcats on Thursday afternoon when team owner Thom Brigl announced that head coach Layne Sedevie would be receiving the first contract during his tenure with the organization. Sedevie, who has led the Bobcats to a 25-14 season (51 points) to date, will begin his new three-year agreement with the team at the start of the 2016-17 season.
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Bismarck buries Fargo North-South

The Bismarck Blizzard earned their second victory in as many days at Schaumberg Ice Arena on Saturday, defeating Fargo North-South by a final score of 3-1. Fargo was the first to put a puck between the pipes, scoring on goalie Skylar Ackerman early during the first period. Junior forward Rachel Johnson gained control of a puck right out in front of the net and slipped a wrist shot by Ackerman to give North-South a 1-0 advantage early on.
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Wild Season Projections and Line Combinations

The Minnesota Wild will begin their season Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center against the Colorado Avalanche. With the Minnesota Twins failing (miserably) to qualify for the playoffs and both the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Timberwolves expected to follow their lead, the Wild is (likely) the state’s only hope this year.
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Robert "BJ" Reidell IV

Robert "BJ" Reidell has been covering the Minnesota Vikings, NFC North division and professional football since 2014.

Originally from St. Paul, Minn., he is a graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School (2010) and Marquette University (2014). Currently, he is the Content Coordinator at Vikings Territory and Co-Host of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.

In the past, he has produced sports content in various roles for The Bismarck Tribune, Bleacher Report, NFCN Barroom, Fan Sided and Rant Sports.

His work has been featured in a number of newspapers and online publications including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Plain Dealer, Fargo Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Rochester Post-Bulletin,,, Daily Norseman, Vikings Journal, Scout Vikings and 247 Sports. He has also appeared as a guest on Yahoo! Sports Radio and is regularly featured on The Jimmy B & TC Show (1700 AM KBGG).

Reidell is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, National Sports Media Association and a part of the National Voting Committee in charge of determining the recipient of the Fred Biletnikoff Award.



  • Conducting Interviews
  • On-Air Radio
  • Hockey Analysis
  • Writing
  • AP Style
  • Social Skills
  • Editing
  • Reporting
  • Storytelling
  • Podcast Production
  • Social Media
  • Page Layout
  • Baseball Analysis
  • Football Analysis