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Tauros 20 Questions: #15 Steven Mather

By: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com

 

As the season approaches we will be giving you a chance to meet the new Tauros as well as learn a little more about the returning players by asking them 20 questions.  We will be going in number order; yesterday we met Chase Di Bari and today we hear from Steven Mather. Come back tomorrow to hear from Sam Gilmore.  For links to all of the past Tauros 20 Questions look to the bottom of this page.

Steven Mather is not a stranger to the Maysa Arena, though only the most diehard of Tauros fans may remember him.  Mather dressed in two games for the Tauros in February of 2013 as an affiliate player registering 4 shots on goal against the Coulee Region Chill.  That summer the Tauros took Mather in the third round of the NAHL draft.

Since then Mather played the 2013/14 season for the NAPHL’s Omaha Lancers and then last season he played in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the Neepawa Natives.  In Neepawa Mather finished as the team’s fifth leading scorer with 15 goals and nine assists in 59 games played.  At 6’1” 185 lbs, the 1996 birth year Mather will add size to the Tauros forward corps for the next two seasons.

From the Coach’s Office: Steven was a player we drafted a couple of years ago, and attended our main camp as a free agent this year.  I was very happy with his development over the last couple of years, and he was very noticeable in every game he played during main camp.  Steven is a big, strong, two way center that has a year of Junior A under his belt and he's a player that we expect to fill an important role with us this season. – Head Coach Marty Murray

 

20 Questions

Do you have a nickname: Stevo

Older/younger siblings: JP 24 David 22

Favorite NHL team/player: Detroit Red Wings/Pavel Datsyuk 

Why (if you did) did you pick your number: Fist number I wore in juniors

Pregame routine: Pre game skate, 5 eggs, Nap, and pregame meal

Ideal pregame meal: any type of spaghetti or lasagna

Any hockey superstitions: none

Best hockey memory: Winning the NAPHL

Personal goals for this season: Help the team get to the finals

Favorite school subject: History

Favorite vacation spot: Arizona

Favorite zoo animal: Penguin

Favorite junk food: Chips

Favorite musician: Kenny Chesney 

What song would you sing for Karaoke: Livin’ On A Prayer- Bon Jovi

Favorite cartoon as a kid: Spongebob 

Hidden talent: Great Ping Pong player

Who is your dream date: Carrie Underwood

Who would play you in a movie: Tom Hanks

If you could go back in time when/where would you go: I’d go back to when 

I was 12 to play little league all-stars

 

Previous Tauros 20 Questions

#1 Jon Flakne

#2 Johnny Walker

#3 Max Mettler

#4 Martin Aune

#6 Jared Brandt

#7 Derek Frentz

#8 Ben Falk

#9 Zack Bross

#10 Jack Murphy

#11 Grayson Gavin

#12 Troy Degler

#14 Chase Di Bari