by: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com
Minot, ND – After a winning a rare mid-week game against the Bobcats, the Minotauros look to stay hot against the Aberdeen Wings. The Wings took both games of a set against the Tauros at the Maysa in October on the strength of Chad Catt’s matching 30 save shutouts. The series seemed to put the Minotauros offense into a slump that lasted the rest of the month, but those woes appear to be a just a memory as the Tauros have scored 29 goals in going 7-2-0 in November.
With five goals and an assist over the last five games Colton Kramer has lead the Tauros offense of late. Tim Donohue who was leading the team in scoring at the time of his injury returned last weekend and posted two goals on Wednesday against the Bobcats. Jake Howie has remained on his point-per-game pace since joining the Tauros with three goals and six assists in nine games. Brandon Wildung has won his last four starts posting a .908 sv% and 2.44 GAA, while Merrick Madsen has gone 3-4-0 on the year with an even .900 sv%.
The Wings offense is lead by T.J. Roo, who has six goals and 12 assists in 20 games for the Wings. Defenseman Jake Horton leads the club with nine goals on the season, and Jordan Heller posted two goals against the Tauros in the weekend set in October. Catt has played in 16 of the Wings 22 games and is third in the NAHL with a .953 sv%, leading to a fifth best 1.71 GAA.
Tickets for this weekend’s games are still available by clicking the “tickets” tab atop the page. Fans who bring a nonperishable food item for KHRT Horn of Plenty will receive $2.00 off of admission.