Minot, ND – The Minotauros busy start to the second half continues as the Tauros play their third game in four nights Saturday at the Maysa. The Aberdeen Wings will provide the opposition and will certainly be looking to avenge the 7-1 defeat the Tauros handed them the last day before the NAHL’s Christmas break.
The Tauros are 4-1-0 against Aberdeen this season. Zack Bross (6g 9a), Derek Frentz (8g 8a), and Jack Murphy (10g 6a) each have three goals against Aberdeen. Christian Mohs (7g 16a) has a goal and five assists against Aberdeen which has him tied with Bross for the most points against the Wings with six. Lucas Murray (2.53gaa .900sv%) and Jon Flakne (2.62gaa .900sv%) have held the Wings to 10 goals over the four games they played against the Wings, affiliate player Eric Dop (1.00gaa .968sv%) played the Tauros 7-1.
Aberdeen’s offense is led by Tucker DeYoung (7g 14a) but the Tauros have limited him to just four assists in the previous five meetings. Carter Roo (4g 12a) has a Wings best two goals and two assists against the Tauros this year. University of North Dakota commit Peter Thome (2.50gaa .929sv%) is 0-1-2 against the Tauros this year; while Gavin Paczosa (3.31gaa .901sv%) is 1-1-0 with wildly mixed results winning 2-1 on November 13th and losing 7-1 on December 19th.
After tonight’s game against the Wings the Tauros have another busy week ahead. Tuesday the Tauros face the Minot State Beavers in an exhibition game to raise money for the Maysa Expansion Project. Then the Tauros get another crack at the Bismarck Bobcats with another home-and-home series next weekend which starts at the Maysa on Friday and then shifts to Bismarck on Saturday night. Tickets for both the game against MSU and the game against the Bobcats are available by clicking the “Tickets” tab atop this page.