4th Annual "War in Watford" Sept. 8 & 9
August 30, 2023 | View PDF
The 4th Annual "War in Watford", a family friendly event with fun for all ages, will take place on Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, starting at 7 p.m.
The Minot Minotauros and Bismarck Bobcats will battle it out on the ice. Those two teams are part of the NAHL Central Division. The teams are all junior hockey teams. According to the NAHL website, http://www.nahl.com, the NAHL is part of the USA Hockey National Junior Development Model, which includes the USHL and the US National Team Development Program. The NAHL works closely with NCAA College Hockey, the NHL, the USHL, and USA Hockey's National Development Program in order best serve as an imperative piece in the development system for collegiate and professional hockey. All NAHL hockey teams are privately owned and operate as a business similar in structure and business operations as those involving professional hockey teams. Such operations include ticket sales, corporate sales, broadcasting, and community-based initiatives and outreach programs. NAHL athletes are provided the opportunity to develop, learn, train, grow, and succeed while playing for free.
On Sept. 8 and 9 the game starts at 7 p.m., but the doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be concessions, a cash bar, 50/50 tickets, chuck-a-puck, jersey auctions, intermission games, and a chance to win a 2023 Dodge Ram pickup. While there is a hockey club in Watford City, NAHL games are not normally played there. The Rough Rider Center has a long-standing relationship with the two teams and everyone comes together to bring the War in Watford to the ice.